Following our preview, here is a greater look at the Christie’s x Takashi Murakami Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit Auction with the preview that took place last week. The combination of Christie’s (the global art auction house) and Takashi Murakami has seen a host of artists like Aya Takano, Yoshitomo Nara, Damient Hirst, KAWS, come together for a good cause. The benefit, which is expected to raise 5 million dollars with proceeds going to The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Global Giving, and International Medical Corps this will go along way to help the recovery from the disaster that hit Japan in March. Takashi Murakami provides us with his account for the situation in Tohoku “The damage which resulted from the recent earthquake was great and yet, there are other disasters occurring somewhere in the world every day. If we do not address the root causes of the chaos which arises from these disasters, both natural and man- made, then our problems will continue reoccurring and their severity will only grow worse, eating further away at the heart and mind.”

Viewing took place from October 26-28 at the Gagosian Gallery, and the pre-sale exhibition will begin on November 4. The main auction is set to take place on November 9 at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza location beginning at 9:30 a.m., and will be ceremonially opened by actor Ken Watanabe, who will read a Japanese poem in honor of those who lost their lives.

Thanks to Hypebeast for the images.