Mercedes-Benz and Sotheby’s Australia join forces to raise funds for Brainwave
Melbourne. At an exclusive invitation only event at The National Gallery of Victoria a truly unique piece of the work of Jean-Paul Gaultier was unveiled.
In an exclusive co operation Mercedes-Benz and Sotheby’s Australia have teamed up to auction the bonnet to raise funds for Brainwave.
At the exclusive invitation only event that launched “THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, FROM THE SIDEWALK TO THE CATWALK” at the National Gallery of Victoria on Tuesday night, Mercedes-Benz and Sotheby’s announced the forthcoming auction at 5.30pm on October 29 at Sotheby’s of the bonnet of the SL-Class wrapped with a design and signed by Jean Paul Gaultier.
All proceeds from the auction will to go to Brainwave.
The Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific and Managing Director Of Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, Mr Horst von Sanden said “ The incredible creativity and passion of Jean Paul Gaultier is at the centrepiece of this exhibition. Jean Paul has designed a wrap for our iconic SL and he has also signed the bonnet. In collaboration with Sotheby’s Australia we will auction the bonnet to raise funds for Brainwave. We expect this unique offering to attract international interest “
The Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia, Geoffrey Smith said “Sotheby’s Australia is delighted join Mercedes-Benz to auction the SL-Class bonnet signed by Jean Paul Gautier to raise funds for Brainwave . The auction will be the only opportunity to acquire this one of a kind personally signed Jean-Paul Gaultier creation.