SiGMA Americas awards and auction: A night of luxury and generosity for the SiGMA Foundation

Shirley Pulis Xerxen 2 months ago
SiGMA Americas awards and auction: A night of luxury and generosity for the SiGMA Foundation

SiGMA Americas flawlessly combined luxury with generosity at a fundraising art auction held at the Um Rooftop São Paulo, Brazil. The auction, which took place during SiGMA’s Americas Awards 2024 evening, raised over €14,000 for the SiGMA Foundation’s 2024 global charity projects.

The evening not only honoured industry accomplishments but also demonstrated the power of unity in supporting meaningful initiatives, leaving a lasting impression of compassion and community spirit.

The event received generous support from SmartSoft Gaming, a unique iGaming software studio that provides high-quality games to players all over the world and featured a diverse collection of donated artworks from renowned international artists. The enthusiastic crowd engaged in spirited bidding wars, led by the energetic Rick Goddard.

Auction 1: Sold for €800 to Superbet

last one standing
Peter Seychell’s “Last One Standing” sold for €800 to Superbet.

The first artwork to go under the hammer was a painting, measuring 70x70cm, created using acrylic ink on paper. Peter Seychell’s piece “Last One Standing” is a captivating abstract painting that blends deep black and vibrant orange hues. The dynamic composition features powerful, jagged brush strokes and soft, billowing washes of acrylic ink, taking viewers on a uniquely emotional and evocative journey.

Auction 2: Sold for €1,300 to WA Technology

Mona's smile
Edgar Mifsud’s “Mona’s Smile” sold for €1,300 to WA Technology.

The second piece to be auctioned off was Edgar Mifsud’s artwork ‘Mona’s Smile’. The piece draws its inspiration from a recent protest attack on the iconic painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa. The piece prompts a dialogue on the interplay between historical artworks and modern-day activism, challenging the audience to reflect on the enduring influence of classical art amidst the evolving landscape of contemporary artistic expression.

Auction 3: Sold for €10,000 to Focus Gaming News

Golden Carnival
Derek Mason’s “The Golden Carnival” sold for €10,000 to Focus Gaming News.

Next up was The Golden Carnival painting by Derek Mason. The artwork is an oil painting that captures the spirit of Brazil’s vibrant carnival. The painting features a woman adorned with a dazzling gold-coloured headdress, which symbolizes the extravagance and beauty of the celebration. The headdress is made of oil paints, gold leaf, and liquid gold, highlighting the wealth of this tradition. The size of the painting is 80x100cm, and it is bidding price started at €500.

Auction 4: Sold for €1,500 to Focus Gaming News

Spanish Dancer
Tommy Zegan’s “The Spanish Dancer” sold for €1,500 to Focus Gaming News.

The second piece to be won by Focus Gaming News was “Spanish Dancer” by Tommy Zegan. The painting is a vibrant and expressive portrayal of the traditional Flamenco dance. The artwork captures the essence of this highly-expressive Spanish dance form, characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm, and body movements. The use of colour, texture, and composition brings to life the energy and emotion of the dance, making it a captivating and visually stunning piece of art.

Auction 5: Sold for €800 to Payment Center

Cherries
Angela Nikolau’s “Cherries” sold for €800 to Payment Center.

The final piece was “Cherries”, an art piece by Angela Nikolau. It features two three-dimensional cubes with images of red hearts, reminiscent of the hearts suit in a classic deck of playing cards. The artwork also incorporates elements of dice, highlighting the connection to gambling. The silver sheen of the background embodies the glow of victory. The medium used for this piece includes canvas, rhinestones, and oil paints, with a size of 100x100cm.

Get involved with the SiGMA Foundation

The SiGMA Foundation was founded in 2019 and is the philanthropic arm of SiGMA Group with a mission to empower underserved individuals and communities around the world through fundraising activities, charity work, education programmes, and skills training. Find out more here.

“The SiGMA Foundation provides anyone wanting to get involved with a voice to strive for the voiceless.”

– Keith Marshall, Chief Philanthropy Officer at the SiGMA Foundation.

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