Jürgen Messensee was born in Vienna in 1936 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1955 to 1960. His work is the result of his ongoing contemplation about reality. Messensee’s visual language is not necessarily obvious or self-evident, but for those who are not fixed on conventional stereotypes, a most specific spectrum of the world is revealed, using the unmatched possibilities of art.
Proceeds were donated to Bon Children’s Home.
The Bon Children’s Home is located in Dolanji, Himachal Pradesh, India. The BCH is dedicated to educating and caring for Bon children whose families are in exile Many children have been orphaned, or their families are too poor to care for them. The BCH is not only helping children, it is saving an ancient Tibetan culture that traces its roots back to over 18,000 years ago. The Bon culture is in danger of being lost since so many Bon live as refugees outside their native Tibet. Establishing schools and other organized programs will aid the Bon to nurture their culture and tradition for future generations.