TD presents Art with Heart for Casey House Oct. 18

Canada's finest auction of contemporary art to include important Mapplethorpe work

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group presents Art with Heart, Casey House's signature fundraiser, October 18 at the Carlu. Over its 18-year history Art with Heart has earned a deserved reputation as an unparalleled contemporary art auction experience, benefiting treatment and support at Casey House, Toronto's HIV/AIDS specialty hospital.
 
"TD is very proud to support Art with Heart and Casey House, a community relationship we've been happily supporting for many years," says Scott Mullin, Vice-President, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. "This event offers an opportunity to see and buy some amazing contemporary art by both emerging and established Canadian artists. But most importantly, it offers us the opportunity to pledge our support for the incredible work being done by Casey House for a diverse range of individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS."
 
This year's 86-lot collection features work by some of the most esteemed contemporary artists working throughout Canada today, including sought-after pieces by Adad Hannah, Diana Thorneycroft, John Scott, Edward Burtynsky, Micah Lexier, Kent Monkman, Greg Girard, Douglas Coupland, Barbara Astman, Wanda Koop and Dana Claxton
 
Casey House and the Art with Heart committee are also pleased to present for auction an important photograph, Von Hackendahl (1985) by esteemed New York photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. "In 1988 Mapplethorpe established the Foundation to further the recognition of photography as an art form," says Joree Adilman, Foundation Manager, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. "During the last weeks of his life, he added a second mandate to support medical research in the area of AIDS and HIV infection. Our board is very pleased that this gift of an original Mapplethorpe work will advance Casey House's treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS."
 
Also hotly anticipated each year at Art with Heart is the Emerging Artists Collection, featuring young artists whose work has been judged by the superb curatorial committee to demonstrate extraordinary promise. Regular attendees to Art with Heart recognize the annual event as an opportunity not only to acquire hotly contested work by established Canadian artists, but also to purchase early works by these artists whose careers are on the ascent.

AUCTION:  Tuesday, October 18, 2011  - Reception 5:30 p.m. / Auction 7:00 p.m. 
PLACE:  The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor 
TICKETS: $150 
FREE PUBLIC PREVIEWS: October 14 - 16, noon - 5 pm daily at Bonhams Canada, 20 Hazelton Avenue

To view the collection and to purchase tickets and Limited Editions by Flavio Trevisan and John Hartman, please visit www.artwithheart.ca

Presenting Sponsor: TD Bank Group | Emerging Artists Sponsor: Volvo | Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition Sponsor: Urbacon | June Callwood Artist's Multiple Sponsor: Great Gulf Homes
 
About Casey House - Founded in 1988, Casey House was the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility In Canada. Today we are a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital offering home care and outreach programs. Our commitment is to provide compassionate, exemplary health care to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with our communities. www.caseyhouse.com

SOURCE Casey House Foundation

For further information:

or to request an interview or high-res images: 
Kathleen Sandusky
Communications Specialist, Casey House
416-894-0238 / ksandusky@caseyhouse.on.ca


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