Canadian artist Rebecca Belmore is raising a legal defense fund by selling works donated by her peers. Belmore needs the money to defend a suit from her former dealer:
The dealer, Toronto-based Nadimi Gallery, alleged breach of contract after the artist attempted to end her relationship with the gallery in late 2006. The gallery has claimed $750,000 in compensation. […]
Belmore, who represented Canada at the 2005 Venice Biennale and was recently featured in a major solo exhibit in Vancouver, is happy that artists rallied to her aid with the auction idea.
“Maybe, somehow, issues that are part of this situation will be brought to the forefront and some good will come out of it,” she said.
Belmore Supporters Auction Art in Her Defense (CBC News)