"Nurse with a Pearl Earring" by Lady Be
Total raised: $99,311
"Nurse with a Pearl Earring", original artwork by international artist Lady Be, inspired by Vermeer's 17th century painting.
The softness of the young nurse's gaze, a representation full of art and a profound meaning, to say thank you to all the "angels" who work in hospitals in these difficult days, sacrificing their lives for those of others.
One of the most important pieces in the artist's entire body of work, this artwork is destined to increase its value over time and has been made famous by numerous publications. A piece created in this particular historical moment.
Like every work by Lady Be, famous for her "plastic portraits", this work has been made with her own style and her own special technique, a mosaic made of plastic caps, toys, pens, buttons, costume jewelry and everyday objects. Lady Be has been using these objects for her works for over ten years, encouraging recycling and environmental sustainability, objects that for a moment make us smile because of the memories they evoke - moments of life, details to reassure us that everything will be fine and it will all return to normal.
- Title: "L'infermiera con l'orecchino di perla" ("Nurse with a Pearl Earring")
- Year: 2020
- Technique: Plastic and resin objects on canvas
- Dimensions: 40 x 50 cm
Today we want to lend our support to a fundraising campaign that intends to help the efforts of our heroic medical staff.
Thanks to our long-term partners, companies and celebrities we've been able to launch the #VinciamoNoi (#WeWin) campaign to support 3 main objectives:
- finance the purchase of ventilators and breathing equipment;
- provide new beds in intensive and sub-intensive care;
- guarantee health care and rapid intervention of medical staff who find themselves on the front line.
This is why we've decided to combine our efforts with those of 3 major Italian companies whose commitment and dedication have made them stand out, particularly in recent weeks, and who are daily committed to dealing with the Corona Virus emergency: the Italian Red Cross, Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan and Spallanzani Hospital in Rome (National Institute of Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani) and Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia.
Given the rapidity with which today's medical emergency is evolving and the changing needs, the funds raised through this campaign may need to be allocated differently by the beneficiary organizations. In this way the funding will go directly to the areas that need it most, whilst at the same time respecting the transparency and full traceability of the funds raised through this campaign to tackle the coronavirus emergency.
The Italian Red Cross has been at the forefront since the start of the Covid-19 emergency, providing aid including emergency assistance, medical, psychological and logistical support, informing, managing and screening as well as carrying out many other crucial activities in the battle against an epidemic that is bringing the country to its knees. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Italian Red Cross is managing the safe transport of patients to and from the relevant healthcare structures, through the use of special high-level bio-containment vehicles designed for health emergencies of this entity.
The Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan is the reference center for the coordination of activities to fight Covid-19 in Northern Italy, a region in which the first Italian outbreaks were recorded and in which researchers have managed to isolate the Italian strain of coronavirus.
Spallanzani Hospital has been managing the Covid-19 emergency from the start, hosting the very first infected patients and isolating the virus. Today INMI researchers are working on the search for a vaccine while the medical staff focuses on caring for patients hospitalized at the facility.
The IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation is responsible for emergency management, both through the analysis of swabs and care and assistance of all patients, whilst continuing to carry out research and healthcare activities.