Christie’s New York Auction Benefit for Tibet House 12/01/08


Golden Buddha created and donated by Charles Wildbank
"Golden Buddha" created and donated by Charles Wildbank

It has been a greatly packed evening at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza, New York with great artworks, jewels, exotic travel getaways, lunch with Robert and daughter Uma Thurman up for auction to benefit Tibet House’s much needed community programs. Mary McGuire and I’ve had the honor of meeting the hosts and friends: Robert Thurman author of Tibetan Book of the Dead, his daughter Actress Uma Thurman, International Fashion Model Petra Namcova, Debbie Misajon of Amankora Resorts, Brent Olson of Geographic Expeditions, Sergio Francescon of Jacques Carcanagues Gallery, Artist Romio Shrestha of Celestial Gallery, Marie Siefring of Avedis Venetian Plaster, Interior Designer Debra Geller, and Artist Guy Stanley Philoche.  Also attended were Fashion Designer Donna Karan, Chef Eric Ripert, Celebrity Photographer Patrick McMullan. I’ve created a page covering this event. Visitors are welcome to send more photos to this page by sending email to Charles Wildbank at 

Charles Wildbank and Tibet House Co-Founder/Author Robert Thurman
Charles Wildbank and Tibet House Co-Founder/Author Robert Thurman

Wildbank’s ‘Golden Buddha’ featured in Tibet House Auction Benefit

Charles Wildbank in front of his towering Golden Buddha art

Charles Wildbank in front of his towering Golden Buddha art

One of my large donated artworks, the ‘Golden Buddha’, is featured on the cover of the Tibet House Auction Benefit catalog this season. The event takes place at Christie’s Auction at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on December 1 with Benefactor Preview starting at 6 P.M. Live auction begins at 8.


Honorary Chair Committee: Christy Turlington Burns, Ed Burns, Sharon Gannon, Donna Karan, Yoko Ono Lennon, David Life, Petra Nemcova, Horst Rechelbacher, Martin Scorcese, Max Snow, Sting, Kiran Stordalen, Trudie Styler, Uma Thurman, Fortuna Valentino, and Arden Wohl

Items include: original art pieces from Donald Baechler and Pat Steir; an exotic Geographic Expeditions trip for two, lunch at world class restaurant with Uma and Bob Thurman, a fashion shoot with top model and photographer, a vacation to India and Bhutan staying at the Taj Hotels, a $20K shopping spree at Donna Karan & walk-on-part on a major motion picture.  There will be many more items to bid on in the areas of contemporary or Asian art, photography, antique furniture, fine jewelry and accessories, vacation trips, tickets or invitations to special events, and other rare gift items.

Ticket prices are: $225 per person; 

$175 for Junior Tickets (under 35 years)

$500 VIP tickets* *(includes a preview and private reception).

Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 631-3531

Christie's Auction catalog for Tibet House
Christie's Auction catalog for the Tibet House