Helping Animals Through Art

Posted by William Rivas-Rivas, ALDF Development Director on April 6, 2011

Art Lovers and Animal Advocates’ Original Illustration Art Sale at Sotheby’s New York To Benefit ALDF

Kendra and Allan Daniel are art collectors, dealers and curators. They’re very passionate about art, especially folk art and original illustration art for children.

Kendra and Allan are also passionate about helping animals and are longtime animal advocates.

Babar returning home with a chef's hat under his armSo when the couple decided to auction some of their renowned art collection, they chose to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Animal Legal Defense Fund as well as to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Kendra and Allan support ALDF because of their belief that the best way to approach change and protection for animals is on the legal level.

“We selected ALDF because of your wonderful reputation, dedication to animals and because Allan and I believe that laws can underline the importance of treating animals with compassion by stressing that people will be made legally accountable for any actions of cruelty against them. Legal support gives structure to the whole animal advocacy movement.”

The auction will take place at Sotheby’s New York on April 11, 2011. According to Sotheby’s, Kendra and Allan Daniel stand in the forefront of the relatively recent recognition of children’s illustration as fine art.

The auction will include characters such as Mother Goose and Jack Frost, Peter Rabbit, Babar and Raggedy Ann.

You can preview the auction items at the Sotheby’s website.

For more information about the auction, please contact Justin Caldwell at, Dr. Philip Errington at, or Jamie Hurst at

In right column: Art Seiden, “Puss in Boots”

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