A host of leading contemporary artists have donated works for the upcoming Art for Grenfell sale at Sotheby’s. The funds raised will go directly to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire.
Art for Grenfell Sale at Sotheby’s
Film Producer Hamish McAlpine and Art Consultant Katie Heller, the brains behind ‘Art For Grenfell’, have been working with well-known contemporary artists to source works for the upcoming sale.
‘The edifice of Grenfell Tower stands as a reminder of the terrible failure of society to look after its poorest people. No one should have had to suffer the trauma that these people have endured. It is only right that we should do all we can to help in any way that we can and the artists have responded with immense generosity and goodwill.’ – Hamish & Katie
The sale proceeds will be divided up equally among the 158 surviving families by the Rugby Portobello Trust, a North Kensington-based charity which has been supporting the Grenfell residents since the fire in June.
‘Thank you on behalf of The Rugby Portobello Trust and on behalf of the families and wider community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The Rugby Portobello Trust has pledged to support everyone who survived this disaster and to ensure all Grenfell residents receive the support they need. The monies raised by this auction will be delivered, in their entirety, directly to the former residents by The Rugby Portobello Trust.’ – Mark Simms, CEO of the Rugby Portobello Trust
Artists participating include: Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin, Rachel Howard, Sarah Lucas, Harland Miller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yinka Shonibare, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread. Gallerist Sadie Coles, a former resident of Notting Hill, will also donate a work from her personal collection for the sale.
The ‘Art for Grenfell’ auction will take place on Monday 16 October at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, in London.
Ahead of the auction, the works will be exhibited at Sotheby’s London from 12-16 October.
A small selection of sale highlights will also be exhibited from 6-8 October.