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By “virgil” | Louis Vuitton & (Red)
USD 44,100
Close rate: 100.00% (1/1)
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Auction introduction: Sotheby’s is pleased to present By “Virgil” | Louis Vuitton & (RED), a charitable online auction featuring a unique pair of prototype LV Trainers on offer to support (RED)'s fight to end AIDS, signed by Virgil Abloh.


(RED) is named for the color of emergency and was founded 15 years ago to engage businesses and people in one of the world's greatest health emergencies, the AIDS pandemic. Today, as COVID-19 threatens to undo the progress of the AIDS fight, (RED) is supporting the fight against two deadly pandemics by generating money for the Global Fund through (RED)-branded goods and experiences.


To date, (RED) has generated over $650 million for the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS grants primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted 180 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services. Today, (RED) money continues to support these programs as well as efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on critical health services for the world’s most vulnerable.


The work presented in By “Virgil” | Louis Vuitton & (RED) are sold by (RED), with proceeds, including Sotheby’s Buyer’s Premium, benefitting (RED)'s fight to end AIDS.*


*100% of the Hammer price and 100% of the Buyers Premium will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS with (RED). A 1% Overhead Premium will be retained by Sotheby’s to cover baseline sale costs. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible.