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Toronto Globe and Mail
March 28, 1986
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Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and other artists and photographers donated their works for African famine relief at a New York auction that raised more than $400,000.

The Art Aid auction Wednesday at the Hard Rock Café featured a painting by Canadian-born singer Joni Mitchell that sold for $3,700, a charcoal print by Bob Dylan that fetched $4,200 and a photograph of Mick Jagger and Tina Turner taken in a ladies room backstage at Philadelphia's JFK Stadium during last year's Live Aid concert for African famine relief.

The sale was highlighted by the sale of an Arabian mare and her 3-year-old foal for $35,000.

Some of the 75 donated works were done specifically for the auction. One, an oil painting by artist Peter Max entitled I Love The World, brought $12,000.

The highest price paid at the auction was $37,000 for a Lichtenstein silkscreen collage entitled Painting: Beachball.

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