If you’re an art afficionado with a charitable streak, reserve your spot at this art auction held at VIVI restaurant on June 24th. Supporting the charity for homeless people Centrepoint, the auction includes the letters of Centrepoint re-imagined by artists.
The ‘C’ by Cedric Christie is made out of crushed steel creating a sheen marble-like finish with accents of blue and red. The ‘E’ by identical twins Jeroen and Joep Verhoeven focusses on “the mystery of what is within”, taking inspiration from a shipping box holding something fragile inside. The ‘N’ by Nancy Fouts, who very sadly recently passed away, is bright and colourful with a Morroco/Indian style. The ‘T’ by Gavin Turk made of metal, acrylic, mixed media and full of rubbish found on the road outside the artist’s studio, takes a striking look at consumer culture. The ‘R’ by Charlie Fegan reflects a time where the Centre Point building was ghostly empty for a long while when it was first built. The ‘P’ by Laure Prouvost is inspired by a woman’s bust “to symbolise our efforts to push forward with this new history in which women have an increasingly stronger place and where points of view are increasingly diverse.” The ‘O’ by Rob and Nick Carter, a particularly funky and modern peice of art, features flourescent lighting and emphasises the brilliant shape of the letter O. The ‘I’ by Mark Wallinger leaned against a wall connotes self-hood and the meanings people attach to it. The ‘N’ by Richard Wentworth can also be read as a ‘Z’ and aims to remind viewers that “words have an inner life”. The second ‘T’ by Conrad Shawcross, with its geometric design, looks at the promise of ascension.
The price estimate for each piece ranges from approximately £3,000 – £8,000. All proceeds of the auction will be donated to Centrepoint, the UK’s leading homeless charity that helps and supports young homeless people and aims to eradicate the nightmare of homelessness once and for all.
VIVI, Centre Point, London WC2H 8AP
June 24 at 7pm