Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Over the rainbow

What does Michael Parekowhai have in common with William Shatner and Damien Hirst? They are all giving it up for the Rainbow Warrior in an online charity auction. Another NZer, Lucy Lawless, heads the bidding as we write with eight bids vying to share a dinner with her. Six bids have Damien Hirst’s work (valued at $20,000) on $8000 and the Parekowhai with two bids is at $4,000 (on a value of $30,000). So far no bids on heading out for a hike and a picnic with Patricia Arquette in LA ($2,000 will clinch it) or the signed copy of William Shatner’s autobiography. Another NZ art moment is a drawing of the Rainbow Warrior by Rhys Darby. No bids so far and it’s probably by Helen Clark anyway.Image: a once in a lifetime opportunity to have William Shatner feature on OTN