Bonos auction raises over $40m for AIDS relief in Africa

February 16th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by admin  

New York, Feb 16 (ANI): Rocker Bono and artist Damien Hirst successfully raised more than 40 million dollars for AIDS relief in Africa through an art auction.

Artist Damien Hirsts work Where Theres a Will Theres a Way was the one to grab top price of 7.15 million dollars.

According to the organizers, all the proceedings of the auction went to charity RED that was founded by Bono and politician Bobby Shriver 18 months ago, reports the New York Daily News.

The event also set sale records for 17 artists.

The lists of the celebs who turned up at the Sothebys auction house to bid for the work of 100 artists included Queen Noor, Michael Stipe, Dennis Hopper, Martha Stewart, Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen. (ANI)

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