BUDDY BEAR AUCTION 2010 IN BERLIN - 71.533,-- € for children in need
On 11 November 2010, a major Buddy Bear auction took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Nikolaikirche (Nikolaiviertel) in Berlin-Mitte.
It was the task of auctioneer Julia Theurkauf to auction off 38 unique Buddy Bear sculptures in various sizes. 100% of the proceeds are in aid of children’s relief organisations.
The Buddy Bär Berlin GmbH and several sponsors covered the costs of the evening.
Together with six 2m tall Buddy Bears, mainly 1m tall sculptures and many individually designed miniatures (35cm) came under the hammer. One of these miniatures - designed by the Swiss artist Sabeth Holland - generated €1,750.00!
Hundreds of guests came to purchase one of the popular unique sculptures. This is reflected in the fantastic result: €71,533.00 will be transferred to UNICEF, the Stiftung KinderHerz, the Buddy Bear Help e.V., Die ARCHE and the GAGU-Zwergenhilfe e.V..
We would like to thank the successful bidders. All your bids help children in need!
We would also like to thank all our partners and supporters: A big „thank you“ to the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, the removal and transport company Haberling, the Intercontinental Berlin, the Mercedes-Benz branch Berlin, Blue Media, the Pin AG, the Weberbank, the Urlaubsreisen GmbH and the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM).
And a special “thank you“ to the auctioneer Julia Theurkauf, all artists and the law firm Severin Rechtsanwälte.
List of Buddy Bears which will be auctioned
Test *Object I - 1
United Buddy Bear Russian Federation (2003-2009) by Alexander Taratynov
This Buddy Bear was shown in 17 exhibitions on 5 continents (for example Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, Cairo, Jerusalem, Pyongyang (North Korea), Buenos Aires, Astana). The proceeds of the United Buddy Bears goes to UNICEF.
*Object I - 2
United Buddy Bear - Uruguay (2003 - 2009) by Hiram Cohen
*Object I - 3
United Buddy Bear- Paraguay (2006 - 2009) by Rolando Rasmussen
**Object I - 4 (Friend)
Buddy Bear Friend DALÍ by Lubos Vavro
*Object I - 6
United Buddy Bear - Schwitzerland (2003 - 2006; 2009 - 2010) by Andreas Jordi
**Object I - 8 (2m)
Buddy Bear NBA by Andrej Bitter sen.
II. Small Buddy Bears (1m Dancer and Mini-Friend)
The United Buddy Bears - The Minis are auctioned off in aid of *UNICEF, bears with ** in aid of the Buddy Bear Help e.V./ ARCHE Wedding, bears with *** in aid of the orphanage Home of Hope and bears with **** in aid of the foundation Stiftung KinderHerz.
*Object II - 1
United Buddy Bear - The Minis ARGENTINA (2006 - 2010) by María Cristina Iglesias
*Object II - 2
United Buddy Bear - The Mini BOLIVIA (2007 - 2010) by Armin Delegado Long
*Object II - 3
United Buddy Bear - The Mini DENMARK (2006 - 2010) by Anne Elisabeth Ostergaard
*Object II - 4
United Buddy Bear - The Mini ISRAEL by Mona Oren
*Object II - 5
United Buddy Bears - The Mini KAZAKHSTAN by Kair Orazgaliev
*Object II - 8
United Buddy Bear - The Mini RUSSIAN FEDERATION by Alexander Taratynov
**Object II - 16
LOTTE FROM BERLIN by Anja Boje
**Object II - 19
IN LOVE WITH BERLIN by Klio Karadim
**Object II - 9
JOSEFINE 1m Mini-Dancer by Ute Faber
**Object II - 10
1m Mini-Dancer by Jessica Buhlmann
**Object II - 11
MANGA 1m Mini-Dancer von Marie Sann
lowest bid: 800,-€
at present highest bid: 1.250,-€
**Object II - 12
1m Mini-Dancer "Tropical" by Dagmar Schmidt
**Object II - 13
1m Mini-Dancer SOUND AND LIGHT OF BERLIN by Eva Herlitz
**Object II - 14
DOVES, black by Eva Herlitz
**Object II - 15
GRAPHICS, white by Eva Herlitz
pictures will follow soon
***Object II - 17
BUTTERFLY 1m Mini-Dancer from the orphanage 'Home of Hope' in Sierra Leone with Anja Boje
**Object II - 18
1m Mini-Friend by Victoria Freiin von Kap-herr
**Object II - 20
REGENBOGENBÄR by Valeriu Kurtu
**Object II - 21
1m Mini-Dancer "My Holy Bear" by Gabriel Hermida
**Object II - 22
Prussian blue by Stephan Weißenfeld
pictures will follow soon
**Object II - 23
1m Mini-Dancer by Jean-Yves Klein
**Object II - 24
1m Mini-Dancer by Kani Alavi
**Object II - 25 (1m)
FROHWIEN 1m Mini-Dancer by Mechthild Heil-Augustin
**Object II - 26 (1m)
GOLDEN AUTUMN 1m Mini-Dancer by Marina Bitter
III. Small Buddy Bears (35cm)
The proceeds of the 35cm high Buddy Bears are in aid of Buddy Bear Help e.V. / ARCHE Wedding.
Object III - 1 (35cm)
BEARS AT THE RIVER by Marina Bitter
Object III - 2 (35cm)
MAGIC FLOWER by Marina Bitter
Object III - 3 (35cm)
MELODY by Andreas Bitter sen.
Object III - 4 (35cm)
BERLIN by Klio Karadim
Object III - 5 (35cm)
FESTIVAL OF BEARS by Sabeth Holland
Object III - 6 (35cm)
HIPPOS by Cansu and Murat Ökmen
Object III - 7
"Silence" from Christin Lutze