The live auction is one of the major highlights of the Swiss Red Cross Gala in Zurich. Fortunate buyers can win themselves exceptional lots, priceless experiences and unique opportunities. So get caught up in the auction fever and up the ante!
Enjoy an exclusive VIP experience with DJ Antoine, experience the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert and let yourself be touched by the magic of Matteo Gonet’s Balloon Chandelier. Bid for a rare work of art by Christina Oiticica, wife of Paulo Coelho, an exceptional artist who leaves her brush to the forces of nature and buries her works of art underground. Experience sporting excellence with the Swiss Top Event Weltklasse Zürich and an exclusive stay at the Widder Hotel, the breathtaking Blesq necklace, a trip to the Maldives with a visit to the Soneva Fushi Resort and help the Swiss Red Cross support mothers and children in need worldwide.
These and many other auction prices are a good reason to participate in the bidding and thus support the work of the Swiss Red Cross.
Let yourself be inspired by the auction fever and get started! Auctioneer Andreas Rumbler, Chairman of Christie’s Switzerland, is looking forward to your participation.
Andreas RumblerPartner at Lévy Gorvy
Andreas Rumbler joins Lévy Gorvy after a tenure of nearly three decades at Christie’s. He was named Chairman of Christie’s Switzerland in 2010 and ran Christie’s German operation from 2000-10. In his role as Deputy Chairman of the house’s Impressionist and Modern Department he worked on bringing to auction many notable international collections and masterworks. He joined the Christie’s Print department in London in 1989, and quickly developed a passion for early 20th Century European avant-garde, particularly German Expressionism.
Rumbler was instrumental in establishing Christie’s leadership in the German and Austrian art market, resulting in record prices for artists such as Schiele, Klimt, Kandinsky and Franz Marc, and culminating in the 2006 world record sale of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Berliner Strassenszene (Berlin Street Scene). Rumbler also negotiated restitution of this notable work and continues to be a foremost advisor on restitution cases. He has secured and overseen many high-profile estate sales, including that of Swiss art connoisseur and museum founder Ernst Beyeler.
In addition to the official charity auction, we provide our guests with yet more opportunities to give themselves and their loved ones something special while supporting the Swiss Red Cross. Throughout the evening, exclusive and beautiful items are waiting to be purchased directly at their table. The silent auction lots are displayed individually in the foyer or on screen with details and can be bid for directly through Ipads.