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Celebrity Art at Artworks for the Cure 2012

Old Man, drawing by Brandon Boyd
Old Man, by Brandon Boyd

The T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS Research presents its Artworks for the Cure 2012 benefit art sale and auction on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at Pier 59 Studios West in Santa Monica, California. The art sale and auction include contemporary art, both originals and limited editions, from over 60 established and up-and-coming painters, sculptors and photographers, including the artworks of many well-known music artists. The list of artists includes Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus; musician, songwriter Leonard Cohen; musician Moby; and Yoko Ono. There will also be guitars painted by Mick Fleetwood, Tommy Lee and others. The Artworks for the Cure auction will take place on Sunday afternoon, April 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pier 59 Studios West. All of the artwork will be for sale with all proceeds benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation. According to the organizers, many of the artists will be in attendance, as well as personalities from music, film and television.

On Saturday evening, April 28, the T.J. Martell Foundation’s “Spirit of Excellence Award,” will be presented to Alex Hodges, CEO of Nederlander Concerts; music producer and songwriter Harvey Mason, Jr.; and Jillian Michaels, health and wellness expert and former Biggest Loser trainer. The award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through professional leadership and humanitarian efforts. The art that will be featured in the Sunday art show will be available for preview and purchase on Saturday evening.

Deeply Familiar, By Leonard Cohen
Deeply Familiar, By Leonard Cohen

The T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS Research was founded in 1975 by music executive Tony Martell to honor his dying son T.J.’s wish to raise money to fight leukemia. In its 37 year history, the Foundation has raised more than $250 million to fund groundbreaking research at some of America’s leading medical institutions, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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