The Board Art Benefit is holding a live auction event at The Boardroom in Del Mar, and boards are now available for pre-bidding. The Board Art Benefit, a project that began earlier this year, was designed to bring leading artists and shapers together to create original works of art utilizing surfboards for the purpose of raising support for SurfAid International, a non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions and connected through surfing.
There will be several new boards unveiled just for this auction event, and are now available for pre-bidding. The prices listed on the site are the “Buy-Now Pre-Auction” prices and are based on the values of the boards given by the artists, and are just for reference.
The boards include a limited line of surfboards featuring Andy Warhol’s original artwork. Tim Bessell from Bessell Surfboards secured the exclusive international rights to produce the line. They will only be producing 50 boards in the series; 5 different models each with its own unique Warhol graphics – 10 pieces per model. Each board in the series will be hand shaped, signed and numbered by Tim Bessell and include an imbedded identification chip for verifying authenticity.
All bids will be confidential, and the pre-bidding is a great opportunity for those who might not be able to make it to the Live Auction in person, but would like to place a bid in hopes of taking home one of these incredible boards. Any bid amount is acceptable, and if the live auction doesn’t fetch a higher bid for the board(s) you are interested in, you win!
Each artist has agreed to donate, (ranging from 50-100%), proceeds from the auction. The funds raised through these sales will directly support SurfAid’s humanitarian efforts on the Mentawai and Nias islands in Indonesia. All sales will be processed directly through SurfAid International.
Place: The Boardroom Surf Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Time: Auction will be from 3-5pm
Note that the exhibit will be open all day although the auction begins at: 3:00pm.