February 6, 2008 14:50

U2's Bono and Damien Hirst team up for art auction

Stars combine efforts for New York charity event

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U2's Bono and British artist Damien Hirst have teamed up to help organise an art auction in New York to raise money for the United Nations' HIV relief program in Africa.

There will be an auction on February 14 in the Gagosian Gallery in Manhattan, New York City, during which 83 pieces of art will be auctioned off.

Damien Hirst has contributed seven of his works to be auctioned at the event, which was conceived by himself and U2's frontman Bono.

Hirst’s sculpture, 'Where There's A Will There's A Way', a depiction of a medicine chest with hundreds of metal HIV pills, is expected to raise up to $7 million.

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