AID FOR AIDS International’s 2011 My Hero Gala and Silent Art Auction

AID FOR AIDS International’s 2011 My Hero Gala and Silent Art Auction


Louise Bourgeois, Fallen Woman, 1996.
Porcelain, white and polished gold, 3 1/4 x 12 x 3 inches.
October 27, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

7–11 PM

Three Sixty°
10 Desbrosses Street, New York City

In celebration of its fifteenth anniversary AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) is excited to announce the 2011 My Hero Gala and silent art auction of prominent contemporary artists on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Three Sixty° (10 Desbrosses Street) in New York City. AFAI is honoring music icon Miguel Bosé; President of Marc Jacobs International Robert Duffy and his husband Alex Cespedes; former First Lady of Colombia, Lina Moreno de Uribe; and President of the International Community for Women Living with HIV or AIDS, Patricia Pérez. “The My Hero Gala celebrates the courage to make a difference. Each of our honorees stand as a hero to those living with HIV or AIDS and an inspiration to those of us who strive to do more,” says AFAI Founder and Executive Director, Jesus Aguais.

Chaired by AFAI board members Maria Eugenia Maury Arria, Graciela Dauhajre and Maria José Hidalgo, the event will be attended by over 300 cultural luminaries, activists, artists, art patrons, and leaders in business and philanthropy.

Joel Yoss of Hauser & Wirth Gallery serves as this year’s Art Auction Committee Chair, joined by artist Carlos Motta and art patron Beatriz de la Mora. Through their efforts, the Silent Auction will feature important works by internationally renowned visual artists: Lara Alcantara Lansberg, Alexander Apóstol, Stefan Arteni, Aziz + Cucher, Tony Bechara, Isidro Blasco, Alberto Borea, Louise Bourgeois, Monika Bravo, Tania Candiani, Carolina Caycedo, Patricia Cazorla, Alejandro Cesarco, Martin Creed, Matthew Day Jackson, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Milagros de la Torre, Dias & Riedweg, Mauricio Donelli, Diana Drews, Marcia Grostein, Paul Gabrielle, Regina José Galindo, Ellen Gallagher, Mary Heilmann , Christian Holstad , Roni Horn, Guillermo Kuitca, Runo Lagomarsino, Adriana Lara, An-My Lê, Paul Lee, Almudena Legorreta, Lovett/ Codagnone, Luis Mallo, Margarita Marino, Sean Mellyn, Steven Mendal, Iván Navarro, Christopher Orr, Ana Patricia Palacios, Carlos Reynoso, Patricia Rincón Mautner, Pipilotti Rist, Emilio Sánchez, Wilbert Sánchez Montes de Oca, Fanny Sanín, Horacio Sapere, Wilhelm Sasnal, Alexandra Seegers, Federico Serrano, Jorge Tacla, Juergen Teller and Jakub Julian Ziolkowski.

To view the art in the Silent Auction, place bids online, and download an absentee bid form visit:

For more information on the Gala and to purchase tickets and tables visit:

If you have any questions, would like further information, or to place an absentee bid, please contact Lora Evinger at Livet Reichard Company, (212) 868-8450 x205 or lora [​at​]


Founded in 1996, AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) works to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV or AIDS in developing countries, as well as for immigrants in the U.S.  We are also committed to fighting against the stigma and discrimination faced by people affected by the epidemic, and to stopping the spread of HIV. AFAI provides access to treatment, education, HIV prevention strategies, and tools for advocacy. The organization operates the largest HIV medication redistribution program in the world, through which it recycles unused, unexpired life-saving medication that otherwise go to waste, and re-distributes it to those without access to treatment in the developing world. To learn more, visit

AID FOR AIDS International warmly thanks e-flux for donating this announcement.

*Image above:
Edition 9 of 25, 4 editions of 25 in different colors
Gift of The Easton Foundation
Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, Zurich and London; and Cheim & Reid, New York
Estimated retail value: 12,000 USD.

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