Brussels Charity Auction for Queer Rights in Europe

On the initiative of Art22 Gallery and Cornette de Saint Cyr, a charity auction is being organised for the benefit of forbidden colours, whose fund is hosted by the King Baudouin Foundation. The collection will be exhibited on Monday 8 November between 18h and 21h in Art22 Gallery.

20 works of contemporary art are on offer thanks to the generosity of artists and collectors who have agreed to support this charity auction. Discover them on the Drouot website.

With work from: Pascal BERNIER – Jeffrey CHEUNG – Nathalie DI MARINO – Oleg DOU – Jean-Pierre DUPLAN – Claire FANJUL –  JONONE – KAWS – KRJST Studio – MALEONN – Charlotte MANO – Takashi MURAKAMI – Delphine de SAXE-COBOURG – SHOK-1 – Sam TAYLOR-WOOD – Eric de VILLE – Andy WARHOL – Dana WYSE.

The closing of the online-only auction will take place on Wednesday 10 November at 8 pm. According to the order of presentation of the lots, each artwork will be sold to the highest bidder. Prior registration is required to participate in the auction. The auction price will be paid by the buyer to Cornette de Saint Cyr auctioneer. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to forbidden colours. Cornette will not charge any fees for this sale.

All funds raised from this action will be allocated to forbidden colours projects. forbidden colours is a fund created by Didier Brouwers, Peter de Caluwe, Gabriel Goffoy, Gregory Hye, Olivier Onghena -‘t Hooft and Benoît Vancauwenberghe in 2019 and hosted by the King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium’s leading charitable foundation.

forbidden colours supports carefully selected projects that help LGBTIQ people to live their lives in self-respect, dignity and freedom in Europe. forbidden colours npo is the legal entity of the forbidden colours Fund. It was founded in December 2020 and Rémy Bonny, European LGBTIQ rights specialist, is its Executive Director. forbidden colours funds LGBTIQ equality projects across Europe. It is one of the leading advocacy organisations in the European Union and fights against the numerous discriminations against LGBTIQ people, notably in Poland, against the anti-LGBTIQ law passed in Hungary. In 2021, forbidden colours is working to create inclusive education tools across the European Union.