On Thursday February 23, Smashbox, Christie’s and The Art of Elysium hosted the 5th Annual “Pieces of Heaven” Art Auction to benefit The Elysium Project at Smashbox Studios.
Guests enjoyed live entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on a showcase of over 80 works of art donated by artists, dealers and private collectors that support the charity. Such venerable artists included Andy Warhol, John Baldessari and Shepard Fairey among many others. The funds raised during a live and silent auction benefitted The Art of Elysium’s The Elysium Project, a non-profit organization that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling medical conditions.
Famous faces in attendence included Ali Larter & Hayes MacArthur, Alicia Witt, Sophia Bush, Teresa Palmer, Topher Grace, Andrea Fiuczynski, Cameron Silver, Chris Masterson, Davis Factor, Jennifer Howell, Loree Rodkin, Mark Mothersbaugh, Petra Nemcova and Shanola Hampton.
The Art of Elysium’s flagship arts initiative bridging the gap between artists and hospitalized children. The host committee includes Claressinka Anderson, Joslin Van Arsdale, Adarsha Benjamin, Sonny Ruscha Bjornson, Eli Consilvio, Nicole Dungao, William Eggleston III, Veronica Fernandez, Guy Hepner, Meredith Hudson, Rama Mayo, Mieke Marple, Nancy Meyers, Davida Nemeroff, Darren Romanelli, Nathan Wong, and President of Christie’s Los Angeles Andrea Fiuczynski.