Elton John puts on auctions throughout the year for his AIDS foundation. The latest auction fete, held at Elton's manor, included an Audi A1 "spin painted" by British contemporary artist Damien Hirst. The A1 is still so far off that it hasn't even been priced yet, but one hopes the MSRP will be a scant fraction of the £350,000.00 ($527,205 U.S.) that the Hirst-hued model took home. Art may be dead, but apparently it is more expensive than ever...
Hirst took the new premium compact hatchback and turned it into an extraordinarily vibrant, dramatic and colourful work of art. The A1 is so new it will not reach UK customers until November at the end of this year.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation manages over £14 million in programmes across 15 countries supporting thousands of men, women and children with life saving medication, as well as information, nutrition, education, shelter and support. For more information visit: www.ejaf.com.