Mexican Contemporary Art Community Unites to Support Earthquake Victims

Words by My Art Guides Editorial Team
December 1, 2017

A community of artists, contemporary art galleries and private donors, along with Fundación Origen is joining “Art for Mexico: El Arte de Ayudar a México“, the first benefit auction to support the recovery effort from the series of earthquakes that devastated Mexico in September. More than 130 works of art from leading contemporary Mexican and international artists such as Gabriel Orozco, Josephine Meckseper and Pedro Reyes, are live to bidders worldwide via online auction house Paddle8, with proceeds benefitting Fundación Origen.

“We are thrilled to see the Mexican artistic community coalesce in this moment of need,” states Mariana Baños Reynaud, director of Fundación Origen. “Art for Mexico, presents exceptional contemporary artworks while providing critical support to the five states devastated by the earthquakes from collectors and patrons worldwide.”

All works in the auction are featured on through December 15. A selection of works will be presented in a live auction on November 30, 2017 at the Museo Jumex with support from Sotheby’s.

For complete list of participating galleries, artists, and find out about telephone bidding at the live auction, visit

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