Phillips presents Art For Change: Comic Relief x Phillips

Antony Gormley LIFT 5 (MEME) III, 2018 Estimate £ 60,000-80,000
Image courtesy of Phillips

Phillips presents Art For Change: Comic Relief x Phillips

A selection of four works donated by contemporary artists will be sold on October 14 to raise funds for Comic Relief

On October 14, Phillips, in collaboration with Comic Relief, will present Art for change: four works generously donated by contemporary artists Michael Armitage, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Caroline Walker to be donated at Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale in London. These works explore the human condition on an intimate scale through sculpture, drawing and painting. All proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to Comic Relief to invest in organizations in the UK and around the world, including those that harness the power of the arts for social change. All four works will be on display online from October 2 and will be on display in the Phillips Galleries at 30 Berkeley Square alongside other auction highlights from October 6-14.

The four works offered for auction are those of Michael Armitage Snake charmer, 2020 (estimate £ 20,000-30,000) – the artist’s very first drawing to be auctioned; Tracey Emin Like an old fashioned time, 2013 (estimate £ 10,000-15,000); Antony gormley ELEVATOR 5 (MEME) III, 2018 (estimate £ 60,000-80,000); and that of Caroline Walker Study for the upper floors, room 324, 2018 (estimate £ 5,000-7,000).

Tracey Emin Like an Old Fashioned Time, 2013 Estimate £ 10,000-15,000
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Caroline Walker, said: “The subject of my paintings is the lives of women, and often those who are less visible in society because of their personal circumstances or the work they do. When I was approached about Art for Change, I was happy to donate a painting as the benefits will have a direct impact on the women and their families who are living difficult lives in the UK.

Tamila Kerimova, Sales Manager for 20th Century and Contemporary Art at Phillips, said: “We are honored to present Art for change, a remarkable partnership with Comic Relief and four incredible contemporary artists to raise funds for extremely worthy causes. The four pieces given are exceptional examples of the work of artists and in particular that of Michael Armitage Snake charmer is the artist’s first drawing to be auctioned. Phillips is thrilled to be able to play a role and proud to support this initiative by offering these works in our next sale of the day. We look forward to welcoming visitors to view these works online and in person in our Berkeley Square galleries. “

© Michel Armitage. © Photo White Cube (Theo Christelis) Michael Armitage Snake Charmer, 2020 Estimate £ 20,000-30,000
Image courtesy of Phillips

Samir Patel, CEO, Comic Relief, said: “I firmly believe that art has the potential to change the world for the better. Each of the incredible, world-renowned artists who donate their work to auction will help change the lives of thousands of people across the UK and around the world through the proceeds. Comic Relief has a long history of using popular culture to bring people together, harness social change, and do good – and this auction is a prime example. We are honored that the artists have donated these unique pieces that are sure to attract the attention of many art collectors. The money raised will support vital projects for homelessness, domestic violence and mental health. I encourage people to view the works online or in person at the gallery for this unique opportunity to own these beautiful contemporary pieces.

Comic Relief has for many years funded art projects that tackle serious issues such as homelessness, domestic violence and mental health, thereby helping to improve the well-being of individuals and communities in the UK and in the world. For more information on the work of the Comic Relief funds, please visit www.comicrelief.com/what-your-money-does

DYes Sale: October 14, 2021, 2 p.m. BST

Viewing auctions: 6-15 October 2021

Site: 30 Berkeley Square, London, United Kingdom, W1J 6EX

Click here for more information: https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/FR010721


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