By Laman Ismayilova
Two paintings of Azerbaijan's most popular surrealist, Mehriban Efendi were sold at Homeless Gears silent auction, Trend Life reported.
Homeless Gear is a Fort Collins-based nonprofit that provides a continuum of services to individuals and families who are homeless or — in some cases — at risk of becoming homeless: supplies that help them survive in the short-term, connections to resources in the interim and links to employment, housing and self-sufficiency in the long-term.
All of the money raised from the silent auction will be donated to homeless Americans, the author told Trend Life.
The auction held in Denver, Colorado was also attended by American photographer Tauni OBrien , auction organizer Linda Nuss and others.
Mehriban Efendi is among the best surrealists of the world. Since 2010, she has been involved in project "International Surrealism Now" that brings together artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Efendi's works are exhibited in Portugal, USA, Holland, Bulgaria and other countries.
Mehiban Efendi awarded a number of international prizes in Germany, France, Macedonia, Bulgary, etc. The outstanding artist also worked as a costume designer with the German filmmaker Veit Helmer in his comedy “Absurdistan,” shot in Azerbaijan in 2008. In 2014, she awarded the 'Sandro Botticelli Prize' for artistic merit in Italy.
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