All paintings shown in the PAINTINGS section are for sale.
All proceeds of sales will be used for the purchase and
regeneration of forests and wildlife habitat.
- To make a bid please select one of the paintings and quote
its reference number.
- Deposit the bid amount with your Bankers, Lawyers or
Accountants in an EQUAL EARTH TRUST account.
- Instruct your Bankers, Lawyers or Accountants to submit the
bid to us quoting the number of the painting and confirm that
they are in receipt of the bid amount.
- Bid submissions made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All bids must be in excess of the reserve price of one
million euros or $1,2 million US Dollars.
- A bid made and received by us is successful if no higher bid
has been received within three days of receipt of the bid.
- All bids should nominate at least two substitute paintings in
case the original choice has gone to a higher bidder.
- Throughout the three day AUCTION bidders will be informed of
any higher bids that have been received so they can increase
- Upon expiry of the three days AUCTION period the winning
bidder will be notified.
We are not discussing values of creativity, paint or canvas
there are enough examples of this throughout history.
Ever since a certain Ms. Rothschild found, liked and bought a
Van Gogh painting in a fleamarket in 1905 for five francs people
all over the world have been looking for the big bargain that
would make them millionaires.
In 1905 nobody would have made a single bet that Van Gogh
would not only be remembered in every Encyclopaedia of the world
but also see his paintings sold for millions of dollars and
museums fighting each other to have at least one original.
VAN XILEF paintings are not about recognition in the context
of ART though they have been acclaimed by Art Experts,
Collectors, Curators and ordinary people as perhaps the most
unique and oustanding paintings of the 20th Century.
VAN XILEF's paintings represent a pledge
and deed of action – each buyer knowing that
through the purchase of a VAN XILEF painting he or she has made a
personal commitment to help to save the planet.
Thus the higher the price paid the greater the deed and the
commitment; the greater the impact we can make to save the
Each VAN XILEF painting represents a specific token of
gratitude to the bidder from all fellow species and their natural
According to a study by Scientists and Ecological Economists
from Maryland and Cambridge Universities about USD $45 billion
should be spent to conserve natural habitat on land and in the
oceans which would produce a net return in
"services" produced by Nature of
between USD $400 and $520 trillion. Such
"services" from Nature include
storm and flood protection, atmospheric carbon sinks protecting
us from the harmful effects of pollution, reduced harmful street
level ozone proliferation and less greenhouse effect, reduced
atmospheric ozone layer destruction, increased photosynthesis,
less global warming, prevention of ice caps melting etc.; in
short a healthier environment for all life on the planet.
EQUAL EARTH HAS THUS PRICED EACH VAN XILEF PAINTING AT A
RESERVE PRICE OF USD $1,2MILLION OR € 1 MILLION EUROS INVITING ALL
DONORS AND SPONSORS TO BID IN EXCESS OF THE RESERVE PRICE TO MAKE
AS BIG A PLANET SAVING IMPACT AS POSSIBLE.
To give those who have greater means an opportunity to bid in
excess of the reserve price for VAN XILEF paintings we are
introducing an AUCTION platform where bidding starts in excess of
$1.2 million US dollars or 1 million Euros for each VAN XILEF
The winning bid for each painting will be declared within
three days of receiving the first bid for a particular
The successful bidder will be informed according to his or her
instructions, i.e. via email or fax.
Bidders must deposit the amount of their bid with a recognised
Bank, Law Firm or Accountants who in turn must confirm to us
receipt of the bid money.
No bid can be accepted until such confirmation of deposit has
been received by us.
A bidder may remain completely anonymous before, throughout
and after the auction.
However, any bidder may at any time choose for his or her
identity to be revealed to be commemorated in our GALLERY OF
Very large bids enabling us to buy an important area of forest
or natural wildlife habitat can be preserved in memory under the
name of the successful bidder or his or her appointed nominee
subject to respective approvals.
Being awarded the unique privilege to name a forest and
natural wildlife habitat after yourself or a loved one as an
historic accolade to your generosity and foresight in helping to
save the planet for all species will be
remembered as a thoughtful gift for posterity and the ultimate
achievement of human existence.
Corporate, Institutional and Governmental bidders will enhance
their public image and stewardship of the planet.
Unsuccessful bids for any particular VAN XILEF painting; i.e.
bids which were topped by someone else will
be allocated to a similar VAN XILEF painting on the same bid
basis so that in effect every bid above the reserve price will be
Anyone who wishes to participate in the bidding should
complete the form below and produce the appropriate evidence in
respect of the full deposit of the bid price paid into their
representative bank, or to their lawyers or accountants and
arrange for us to receive a confirmation that the bid money has
Alternatively those wishing to remain anonymous may contact us
via their representative or agent.
We are not tax experts but in view of the fact that we
constitute a non-profitmaking philosophy and the only activity
being the preservation of rainforests and natural wildlife
habitat we understand that the amounts spent on any VAN XILEF
paintings purchased by auction are a tax deductible expense. A
bidder must rely on the advice of accountants in this
We certify that all monies received from the AUCTIONS of VAN
XILEF paintings are for the exclusive acquisition and
regeneration of rainforests and natural wildlife habitat
throughout the planet Earth. The transparency of all transactions
can be fully accompanied by the bidder"™s
lawyers, accountants, surveyors or other relevant experts.