During the annual Gala of Panattoni - the European industrial real estate market leader – a charity auction has held to benefit those affected by the war in Ukraine. All proceeds in the amount of PLN 259,000 (€ 54,300), raised from the auction of works by Polish artists, will be donated to the Polish Humanitarian Action.
As part of the charity auction, guests were able to purchase works by internationally renowned Polish artists: Jacek Wozniak, Adam Wątor, Pawel Kowalewski, Hanna Bakuła, Lech Bator and Igor Mitoraj.
"While celebrating this evening, we could not remain indifferent to the shocking events taking place across our eastern border. Panattoni has been helping from the very beginning, including providing free industrial space to Ukrainian companies relocating their operations, or supporting the Property4life refugee campaign. A huge thank you to all the artists who donated their works for such a worthy cause. Thanks also and huge congratulations to all the buyers. Your generosity is improving living conditions for those most in need!" said Robert Dobrzycki CEO & Co-owner Panattoni in Europe, UK and India.
The auctioned works by Jacek Wozniak reached prices: € 5000 for "Human Corrida" (Human Corrida) and € 6800 for the triptych "Children of War" (Children of War). A treat for collectors was the third work - a drawing that... was created on the night of the gala, in Jacek Wozniak's Parisian home - its subject matter depended on the mood, events of the day and inspiration. The buyer decided to pay € 3,000 for the unique drawing.
Sculptures of two carnival masks by Adam Wątor were sold for € 3,400. Pawel Kowalewski's carnival mask will contribute € 2,400 to the noble cause. The mask "Beautiful Stranger" by Hanna Bakuła was auctioned for € 4,00. Two works by Lech Bator were also auctioned: "L.ego" - €2220 and and "Concrette" - € 5500. The highest price of the auction was achieved by the sculpture "Perseus" by Igor Mitoraj, which will go to a new owner for € 22,000!
Polish Humanitarian Action, to which all proceeds from the auction will be donated, has been working in war-affected areas in Ukraine since 2014. Among other things, it provides food and hygiene items to internally displaced persons. To date, nearly 300,000 people - especially the elderly, disabled, children and babies - have received assistance. The organization also runs numerous projects - including the renovation of homes in Kiev, the launch of 8 psychosocial centers, and the construction of modular temporary homes.
The Panattoni Gala took place on the night of October 20-21 at the Sluzewiec Racecourse in Warsaw, with a carnival theme. This was the ninth edition of the event, in which the industrial space developer recognized business partners, summed up the last year of its operations and, above all, provided financial support to the Polish Humanitarian Action.