Jun 17, 2021
Moscow, Tverskaya 3 street, -2 floor Hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, Russia

In 2017, Melisa Erdem, a student from The International School of Moscow, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and fought for her life in the intensive care unit. Fortunately, Melisa survived and soon was discharged from the hospital. Living with this horrific condition meant that Melisa would be tied to hospitals for the rest of her life. There was only one permanent solution – a heart transplant.

Although doctors, concerned with Melisa's state of health, first recommended delaying the operation to avoid possible complications, Melisa has recently got an infection, meaning her heart transplant surgery needs to take place as soon as possible.

Born out of hope and a genuine belief in people's kindness, 'Art to Heart' is an artistic cry for help and a glorious tribute to altruism. It's less of an ordinary exhibition or an auction and more of an immersive experience that invites you on a journey of empathy and creativity to the depths of Melisa's heart.

The auction will consist of two parts: Fine Art and Contemporary. You can participate in the auction both online at and in person at Cube.Moscow at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow.


AM Group, Irina Babkina, Dmitry Berezovsky, Zhanna Bobrakova, Svetlana Bogacheva, Sergei Boyarintsev, Vladimir Vasiliev, Katya Garkushko, Noy Nestorovich Gedenidze, Ekaterina Gerasimenko, Maria Golovkina, Alisa Gorelova, Goodwin, Anya Zhelud, Dmitry Zheravov, Katya Zhingel, Tania Zhingel , Aleksadra Kokacheva, Sergey Kolosov, Nadya Kosinskaya, Anastasia Litvinova, Lena Lipatova, Sergey Lotsmanov, Victoria Malkova, Semyon Motolyanets, Daria Neretina, Alexandra Ominina, Gosha Ostretsov, Vova Perkin, Liza Plaksa, Danila Polyakov, Victor Ponomarenko, Ivan Razumnov, Maria Safronova, Anna Sedova Elephant, Anya Soz, Haim Sokol, Natalia Spechinskaya, Evgenia Sterlyagova, Liza Tokareva, Alexandra Fateeva, Katya Finkelstein, Alexander Florensky, Maria Kholmogorova, Vasya Horst, Nika Chernyaeva, Zhenya Sharvina, Elena Blagos, Brad Din Chapman, Lena Dmitrieff, Exantres, Dmitrieff Hörtnagl, Lisbeth Luft, Alex Sorbonne.

Auction curators:

Olga Lomanova, Fundraiser of the Ural Industrial Biennale

Katya Finkelstein, independent curator, artist

We would like to thank artists, parents of the school and all caring people who offered works from their collections for the auction, as well as those who took an active part in organizing the auction.

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LOT 2:

Dinara Hörtnagl; Over the city, 2013; Color lithograph on paper; 30x40 cm;

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Dinara Hörtnagl; Over the city, 2013; Color lithograph on paper; 30x40 cm;

Above the city "- Color lithograph on paper, 30/40 cm. Color field + white fields. Framed in mat. One of the last five prints from an edition of 20 sheets. The lithograph was printed in 4 colors. The prints from this edition are in several large private collections: in the Volgograd Museum of Fine Arts named after Mashkov, in the Kazan Art Museum, in the Stary Oskol Art Museum, in the collection of Simon Hewitt (journalist for the Art Newspaper UK) .The work was presented at a personal exhibition at the Sufubi Art Residence in Beihai, China

Dinara Hörtnagl was born in 1988 in Yekaterinburg. Lives and works in Vienna and St. Petersburg. In 2013 she graduated from the graphic faculty of the St. Repin with a gold medal and honors. In 2021 she was nominated for the largest European graphics competition - the Koschatzky ART Award, organized by Rotary Albertina Wien. The exhibition of the nominees takes place in Vienna in the Schönborn Palace in May, the chairman of the jury is the General Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Mumok & Leopold Museum - Karola Kraus. The competition has been held every two years for 15 years, the last time one of the awards was taken by Amoako Boafo. Since 2015 - a member of the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg

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