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Art auction raises $10,360 for NZAF

Sun 27 Jul 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News

An auction last week of ten Helmut Newton-inspired reproductions has raised $10,360 for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Breast of intentions: Risque art by Helmut Newton Of the ten photos at the Stolen Girlfriends Club auction, four featured full frontal nudity, five featured breasts, three featured topless girls with breasts obscured from view, two featured wild animals - a crocodile and a bear, alongside or ridden by a nude or scantily clad model - three featured Australia's next big thing model Louise Van de Vorst, and one featured a 'mangina'. The premise was simple: ten of Australasia's top photographers were asked to reinterpret their favourite Helmut Newton photograph in any way they liked. The proceeds of the auction went to the NZ AIDS Foundation since Helmut's wife June is a strong supporter of the AIDS fight. "The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is delighted that Stolen Girlfriends Club has raised over $10,000 for HIV prevention work." said Simon Harger-Forde, National Manager, HIV Prevention and Communications. "Not only did the event raise funds and awareness but also provided Aucklanders with the opportunity to buy photographs of such pedigree."    

Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff

First published: Sunday, 27th July 2008 - 4:28pm

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