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Groot Handelsgebouw auctions colourful ping pong art for Ukraine

The Groot Handelsgebouw (GHG) will be auctioning off 20 unique ping-pong tables, hand-painted by up-and-coming artists for Dutch Design Week. The proceeds of the auction will go to Giro555 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

The colourful ping-pong tables were painted during a live event at GHG last year as part of the Collision Project, a platform of artists with different visions and backgrounds who use historic buildings as their canvas. GHG, home to a growing art and design community, organised the event to highlight the role of spontaneous collisions in the creative process, with spaces such as GHG serving as a backdrop for the back and forth ping-ponging of creative ideas.

The online auction will open digitally on Monday 16 May at 11 AM via auction platform www.onlinegallery.art. Bidding starts at โ‚ฌ 350. The auction closes on Friday May 20 at 6 PM. During a live event on the roof of GHG, while enjoying a snack, drink and music by a DJ. At the end of the day, the winning bids and the amount raised will be announced.

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