Turk, Emin, Quinn, Semple and Dumas in Sotheby's 'Art for Africa' next week
Art for Africa is in aid of the Africa Foundation and Ikamva Labantu, two charities which fund and facilitate the care and support of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa.
For further details or to make a donation please visit www.africafoundation.org and www.ikamva.com
Artists who have donated to Art for Africa include Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Stuart Semple, Yinka Shonibare, Marlene Dumas and Richard Wentworth. The auctioneer for the evening will be Oliver Barker, Senior International Specialist, Contemporary Art.
“The auction promises to be one of the highlights of the year. We expect interest from many prominent contemporary art collectors and philanthropists and we hope to raise a great deal of money for these deserving charities” - Oliver BarkerThe Auction was conceived by Cape Town artist Beezy Bailey, who has donated a collaborative work with David Bowie, and philanthropists Tara and Jessica Getty.
“Jessica and I are passionate about the Africa Foundation’s successful and sustainable projects in healthcare, and people development.Exhibition dates:
“For almost 15 years, we have had the privilege of witnessing many inspiring examples of human achievement among the rural people of Africa. Through Africa Foundation, we will continue to provide support to extraordinary individuals, their families and communities.“Many children and their extended families, who are afflicted by Aids and HIV, will benefit directly as a result of the generosity of the artists and sponsors.”
- Tara Getty
Wednesday 16 Sep 09, 9:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday 17 Sep 09, 9:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday 18 Sep 09, 9:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Sunday 20 Sep 09, 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Monday 21 Sep 09, 9:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Monday, 21 Sep 09, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA
Tel: +44 20 7293 5000
for more information visit www.sothebys.com and www.artforafrica.org.uk
or see www.thetimes.co.za