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Feelin' Arty: Artnet Auctions Work to Benefits AIDS Foundation

While fashion may be our first love, art comes in a close second. And art that benefits a charity, especially one like AIDS Community Research Initiative of America -- a group thoroughly dedicated to the advancement of medical treatments to those suffering with AIDS. The charity has partnered with graffiti artist John "Crash" Matos-- a supporter of ACRIA for some time --to create an exclusive work to be auctioned (left). "The piece is inspired by women's eyes and the energy of street life and society," Matos says of his vividly colorful, urban work.

So this is the time to get your checkbooks out (or not, seriously, who still has a checkbook?). Starting tomorrow on Artnet.com. If you've never heard of the site, you should definitely check it out, it's pretty much the definitive online art auction house. Anywhoo -- the piece goes on sale tomorrow. Listen, it's not cheap at an estimated $14,000 - $18,000, but all -- yes, all -- proceeds go to ACRIA, so you're really doing a very good deed in addition to buying a work from someone who pioneered street art. So start your bidding! Oh, and when you do, in fact, start laying claim on your future piece of fabulous art, make sure to check out Artnet's new mobile app. Now you can track whether you've been outbid or not while on-the-go. The future, people! It's here!

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