Charity is a permanent part of the agenda at premier Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen and their next charity auction is on June 22 with the Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth’s “Strong”.
The decorated wheelchair “Strong” was created by Hornsleth in honour of Oliver Bahner, who in 2015 was diagnosed with osteoporosis (brittleness of the bones) and the same year woke up a morning in August with his back broken.
Rather than give in to the many challenges he was facing, Oliver called artist Kristian von Hornsleth, who agreed to decorate the wheelchair, which Oliver would be using during his recovery. The decorated wheelchair helped put some colour and hope back into Oliver’s life.
Today, via medication and hours of rehabilitation, Oliver has risen from the transportable piece of art, and the wheel chair is set to roll on to another owner. “Strong” is therefore being placed up for auction at a charity event for the benefit of the Osteoporosis Organization’s work. The full amount raised at the auction will go to the organization, since both Kristian von Hornsleth, the Odd Fellow Palace and Bruun Rasmussen take part free of charge.
Auction at the Odd Fellow Palace
Bids will be accepted online until 22 June at 5 pm, after which the wheelchair will be auctioned off at an event at the Odd Fellow Palace, Bredgade 28 in Copenhagen. The auction is open to all, and interested parties are welcome to participate in the bidding by either attendance or telephone.