"Lighthouse of Friedrichsort"
This year you can bid for a painting by the world famous Italian Franco Costersteig! It is definitely worth it: The proceeds go to the YACHT-Aktion Handicap.
The artist from Rome, who made the picture available for the 2007 benefit auction, has become internationally known primarily for his work for the America's Cup and the Olympic Games (YACHT 15/04). Costaber also achieved great esteem for work that has nothing to do with sport. Among other things, his work on the Holocaust hangs in the Vatican.
Up for auction this time - for example as an exclusive Christmas present - is a typical Costa, characteristically colorful and in a tidy design language, title: "Lighthouse of Friedrichsort". During a walk on the Kiel Fjord, he was so impressed by the scenario at the well-known fire that he immediately immortalized it in acrylic on canvas (40 x 30 cm).
The proceeds from the auction will benefit the YACHT-Aktion Handicap, the only German platform of its kind (www.yacht.de/handicap). For disabled and chronically ill sailors, the income from the auction finances, for example, therapeutic sailing camps or necessary equipment.
Interested parties can examine the picture, along with four other Costas, in the Udo Lindenberg & more gallery in Hamburg (Europa-Passage, Ballindamm 40, www.galerie-europapassage.de). The branch of the gallery chain Walentowski is also donating a suitable setting for Costa's paintings.
If you have something to offer - this is how it works: 1. Send your bid - only in your own name and higher than 777 euros - either • in writing to the YACHT editorial team, key word: Costa, Raboisen 8, 20095 Hamburg• by fax with the same password to the number 040/33966699 or• by e-mail to [email protected]. Only bids with full first and last name, the full address of the bidder and his telephone number will be accepted (this also applies to e-mail bids). 3. The auction ends on December 20th at 12 noon. Only bids that are in the editorial office at this point will be considered. 4. The commandments are binding. The judges' decision is final. 5. You can follow the current status of the auction on the Internet at www.yacht.de after entering the quick link "Costa".