As our readers remember, Sotheby’s will auction Fernand Leger‘s Trois femmes a la table rouge – a painting from Madonna’s collection – in its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale tomorrow, 7 May 2013. Proceeds from the sale, which is estimated at $5/7 million, will benefit the Ray of Light Foundation to support girls’ education projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.
Madonna took to her Instagram last night to show a picture of herself next to her painting in the auction house.
“At Sotheby’s next to my painting. Saying a Prayer for a generous collector Who loves Leger and the idea of empowering GIRLS! Thank you Sotheby’s. Thank you Pierre!”
She also showed a pic of a print carring her statement:
‘I have a great passion for art and a great passion for education. In conjunction with Sotheby’s, I would like to share these two passions. I have chosen to auction this painting called Three Women by Fernand Leger and donate all the proceeds to support girls’ educational projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries where female education is rare or nonexistent. I cannot accept a world where women or girls are wounded, shot or killed for either going to school or teaching in girls’ schools. We don’t have time to be complacent. I want to trade something valuable for something invaluable – Educating Girls! Knowledge is power. Let’s change the world!’
“My Manifesto on the other wall! Art =Knowledge=Revolution!”
For more information about the Ray of Light Foundation, please visit therayoflightfoundation.org.