It is an unusual art auction where making money isn't a great concern. But that is the case this weekend when a series of paintings go on the block with the purpose of drawing attention to climate change.
This weekend, 26 paintings with the theme of climate change will be auctioned in New York City to raise money for children most adversely affected by global warming. The "Paint for the Planet" auction is sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and will spotlight the work of young artists across the globe.
"Half of the world's population is today below 25 years of age," said Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP. "The auction is a way of communicating their perspective and the auction and the money is in a sense a companion benefit." Read full article »