Launches Online Charity Auction in Honor of Art Basel

100 Percent of Proceeds From Original Art Will be Donated to Housing Works

Dec 02, 2010, 09:00 ET from

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --, the premier resource for original art online announces the launch of a four day charity auction in honor of Art Basel Miami, the most anticipated international art fair of the year. In celebration of this annual event and to further support the emerging art and design community, has partnered with Housing Works, the largest community-based AIDS service organization, to host a charity auction online and to help drive awareness for this important cause.

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The auction will run in conjunction with Art Basel Miami, starting on Thursday, December 2nd at 8:00 am to Sunday, December 5th at 10:00 pm and will feature an exclusive, never seen before collection of one-of-a-kind works from Zatista's most coveted emerging artists.

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"We are thrilled to be partnering with Housing Works to raise awareness and support their organization," states Pete Borowsky, Founder and CEO of "At Zatista, we strive to create an interactive and fun online environment to buy and sell original art. We feel a strong connection to the passionate community of artists who travel to Art Basel and the surrounding satellite fairs every year and we wanted to offer another way to participate through our charity auction."

For those who are unable to travel to Miami this year, Zatista will be on the ground at Art Basel covering the scene and reporting on the newest trends and up-and-coming artists. Visit Zatista's blog: for the latest news from Art Basel 2010.


Founded in 2009, is the premier source for buying and selling original art online. Zatista, is dedicated to providing the most exciting, fun and reliable art buying experience online. With a carefully curated selection of over 4,000 original works from artists in over 20 countries worldwide, Zatista offers a unique collection of one-of-a-kind pieces in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, drawing and digital media.

About Housing Works:

Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation's largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since 1990, we have provided services, such as housing, medical and mental health care, meals, job training, drug treatment, HIV prevention education, and social support to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.

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