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An art auction to support children in South Africa

Facet Foundation’s auction will raise funds for a children’s centre

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An art auction to support children in South Africa

November 24 2011
Sibéal Pounder

Following its first art auction in 2009, Graff’s offshoot non-profit the Facet Foundation was given a boost of $1.2m, which funded the Graff Leadership Centre in Lesotho – one of whose programmes now supports over 100 girls through employment training and health-education programmes. Now Graff is organising another event to raise funds to build its next Leadership Centre, in South Africa’s Winelands region. This Centre will be created in support of the Pebbles Project, which works with around 500 children with special educational needs.

The auction – taking place on the Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa, but open to absent How To Spend It readers via email and telephone bids – will offer work by artists such as William Kentridge, Deborah Bell (second picture) and Lionel Smit (first picture), who has also donated 24 prints (£350 each). Delaire Graff Estate vintages created by award-winning winemaker Morné Vrey, and a trip to a new Indochine restaurant overlooking Table Mountain, will also be sold.