A stunning collection of 36 pieces of jewellery created as part of the 2010 "Bijoux" Eco Art Parade will be auctioned off by Sotheby's on November 13 in Abu Dhabi – the culmination of an artistic event which will have travelled across the globe from Monte Carlo to Abu Dhabi via Singapore and Tokyo before the final gala dinner auction to be held at the exclusive development of Nurai Island off the coast of the UAE's capital city.
Held under the High Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the 2010 Eco Art Parade auction marks the first time this inspirational program comes to the Middle East.
The private and exclusive auction event will be jointly hosted by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nayhan and His Serene Highness Prince Albert ll who will fly in from Monaco exclusively for the event on the eve of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race at Yas Marina Circuit. The attendees will include an exceptional line up of 350 international celebrities and VVIPs such as Sir Richard Branson, Baroness Marianne Branstetter, Sir Roger Moore, Yves Piaget, Countess Esther de Pommery, Princess Bennedetta Pignatelli, and top Formula One drivers to name but a few of the expected guests. The auction will be conducted by Sotheby's Deputy Chairman (Europe) Lord Poltimore and the Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the 13times Formula One winner David Coulthard.
The 2010 "Bijoux Eco Art Parade" is organised by Eco Art International which is an organization based in the Principality of Monaco that conceives and promotes artistic exhibitions that associate art with ecological concerns and sustainable development. The organization hosted its first exhibition in 2008 for the United Nation's Environmental Summit meeting in Monaco. This "Art-Ecology" exhibition had 35 international artists exhibit their inspirations in the gardens of the Casino of Monte Carlo. For 2009 the organization conceived the idea of adopting the theme of endangered birds and the first Eco Art Parade was born that year; with the proceeds from the auction of US$1 million donated to the Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco in support of ecological conservation causes.