Solidarity auctioning

Solidarity auctioning

To help children with cancer

The famous French photographer Michel Haddi partners both with McArthurGlen and the association Sourire à la Vie

Our Provence Centre was greatly honoured to welcome Michel Haddi's exhibition "Pop Style Icons" back in October. Now, the renowned artist has given away one of his most-prized clichés to McArthurGlen, who have been tasked with auctioning the master piece. The money generated by the sale will be donated, in full, to Sourire à la vie, an association that helps children with cancer. The black-and-white photograph of Jean-Paul Belmondo was taken at the location of the shooting of Jean-Luc Godard's classic French film "À bout de souffle". Only 10 copies of the photograph were printed, and the one for sale is the first of the series.

I photographed Jean-Paul Belmondo at the Passage d'Enfer, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, at the same place where he collapsed at the end of Jean-Luc Godard's film' À bout de souffle'.

Michel Haddi

It is a generous gesture that Michel Haddi makes for the association, as this photo is so rare and coveted. The famous photograph is signed by the photographer and even comes with a certificate of authenticity. The auction started at 1000€, and began on Monday January, 22nd, and will be ending on February, 28th. It is worth mentioning the great work of Sourire à la vie, who has helped more than 1,000 children with cancer since 2004. The association has also built a health centre in Marseille, on the seaside, so that the children have a pleasant, and as normal as possible, place to live. It is with recognition of their achievements that Michel Haddi has decided to give additional support to the deserving team that runs the association.

The auction fees will be offered by Delphine Orts, Master Auctioneer. If you wish to have more information about this auction, or if you want to become the proud owner of Michel Haddi's work, click on the link "Learn More" below. The children of Sourire à la vie will be delighted to see the bids go up!

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