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Christie’s partners with photographer Mark Seliger for COVID-19 relief efforts

The award-winning American photographer is offering limited-edition prints from his own archives for a special philanthropic auction at Christie’s, which will take place online May 28- June 12.

The online sale will present 25 of Seliger’s most-renowned portraits of politicians and celebrities, such as President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dr. Dre and Tom Hanks.

Additional sitters include Billie Eilish, John Lee Hooker, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Garcia, Courtney Love, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Pitt, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and U2.

“My career has been built on connecting with and understanding people and their stories with the desire to represent them in a way that is authentic and, in some cases, a bit fantastic. My team and I have curated a special group of prints for this auction that illustrate some of my favorite subjects and moments from the last 30 years,” Seliger said in a statement.

All proceeds from the “RADArt4Aid” photography sale will benefit the subject’s charity of choice, in an effort to raise awareness and vital funds for organizations that support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brad Pitt chose Meals on Wheels.

Brad Pitt. “I’ve had the great honor of working with Mr. Pitt over the years from the beginning of ‘Interview With the Vampire,’ and what I love about working together, he’s felt as enthusiastic about making great imagery as I did. And he challenged me: ‘What can we do that feels monumental?’ This is in Humboldt County — Avenue of the Giants in the redwood forest. We decided to have a few of his own motorcycles brought up. We spent two days taking pictures. I was laying on my stomach on the roof of an old SUV moving maybe 30 miles an hour. We did a lot of practicing before he got there. I don’t do my own stunts usually but this one I wanted to. This picture, it’s freedom, it just captures him. I find him to be an artist that allows himself to be part of whatever he commits to, and that gives [the work] a sense of authenticity.”

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Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt File Objections in Weinstein Bankruptcy

Several A-listers filed objections on Monday to the bankruptcy sale of the Weinstein Co., on the day that bids are due in advance of Friday’s auction.

Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Murray, Julia Roberts, Rachel McAdams, and Stephen King were among those filing limited objections to the sale. Several alleged that they are owed profit participation on various projects, and objected to transferring the rights to those projects without first paying the default amounts. Many of the stars were represented by the same two law firms — Landau Gottfried & Berger in Los Angeles and Cross & Simon in Wilmington, Del.

Quentin Tarantino also filed an extensive objection, alleging he is owed more than $4.5 million from four film projects, and Creative Artists Agency alleged it is owed $300,000 in packaging fees on the TV series “Waco.”

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