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Charity Auction Contemporary Art for the benefit of one world foundation

Viewing: online, Video

Honorary Patronage 
Mr. Majintha Jayesinghe, Sri Lankan Ambassador in Vienna 

Auction committee
Dr. Ursula Krinzinger, Eva Schlegel, Barbara Higgs

The one world foundation is an Austrian aid organization that runs an educational project in Sri Lanka for over 1,100 children, juveniles and women – regardless of their ethnic origins or religion – funded by donations and the revenue from an Ayurveda resort. Driven by Kathrin Messner’s belief in the educational and formative benefits of travel, this social entrepreneurship is committed to positive long-term change in Sri Lankan society: through education programmes in a rural area with high unemployment, but also as an employer who offers their employees good welfare benefits and fair working conditions. The private social project was founded in 1995 by Kathrin Messner and Josef Ortner (d. 2009). Both have an art background and also initiated museum in progress. An Artist/Writer in Residence Programme in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Galerie Krinzinger and the writer Robert Menasse, makes the foundation a place in which art and literature are encouraged.

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the continued existence of the one world foundation is acutely threatened. To rescue the school project in Sri Lanka, a benefit auction was organized at the Dorotheum by Ursula Krinzinger and Eva Schlegel – similar to one held after the devastating tsunami in 2005. Thanks to the generous participation of numerous Austrian and international artists, an impressive selection of outstanding artworks was put together.

No surcharges or fees will be added to the bid. 
100% of the net proceeds will go to one world foundation.

Dorotheum Contact/Absentee Bids/Purchase Orders 
Ingeborg Fiegl,
Phone +43 1-515 60-449, Mobile +43 664 810 61 32
or Customer Service:, Phone +43 1-515 60-200

Questions, Press contact and collection of the art works 
one world foundation, Xiane Kangela and Kaspar Mühlemann Hartl, 
Hofmühlgasse 17/2/25, 1060 Vienna,, Tel. +43 1-533 584033

Bank details 
(payments for auction purchases within two weeks):

IBAN    AT04 3200 0000 1191 5782
Account Holder: one world foundation free education
Subject: Benefit Auction, Lot No. ….

Privacy Policy:
By participating in the charity auction, you agree to the processing of your personal data (name, address, contact details, bids) by Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG as the data controller for the purpose of conducting and administering the charity auction for the duration of the statutory period of limitation for any claims. More information about your rights can be found here.

The auction will be conducted by Dorotheum on behalf of and for the account (conveyance) of “one world foundation free education”. A direct business relationship will be established between “one world foundation free education” and the buyer. 

The prices quoted are starting prices. The increments will increase by approximately 10% of the starting price and/or the previous bid.

The general terms and conditions applicable for this auction and all other information can be found here.

data controller
Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG 

More information is available here.

We will transmit your personal data for the above-mentioned purposes to:
one world foundation free education
Hofmühlgasse 17/2/25
1060 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 1 533 58 4033

Auction house Dorotheum
Galerie Krinzinger
Barta & Partner (Insurance)
Rahmen Frank (Framing)
hs art service austria (Transportation)
museum in progress (Support)
Albert Winkler (Digital Imaging)
Foto Leutner (Photographic laboratory)

and Manfred Wiplinger, Alois Herrmann, Elisabeth Fiegl, Verena Formanek, Susanne Geiger, Isabella Klausnitzer, Daniela Mautner Markhof, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Carl Pruscha

and Galerie Eigen & Art, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Galerie Sophie Tappeiner, Galerie Sprüth Magers.


09.04.2021, 17:00 - Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Esposizione: online
Tipo d'asta: Asta online

Prezzo di acquisto, esclusa la tassa e l'IVA dell'acquirente