Branch is HONOURED to be supporting

the Art for Grenfell auction

at Sotheby’s on Monday 16 October 2017.

Flora Fairbairn lived in Notting Hill for 10 years, very close to the tower, and was so thankful to Katie Heller and Hamish McAlpine for instigating this charity auction to help the victims of the fire.  Having taught art in a homeless centre in the neighbourhood, when Flora heard about the fire, she realised that some of those vulnerable people she had got to know through teaching them over the years had most likely since been housed in the tower.  The horrendous nature of the tragedy and the shocking number of deaths, including that of the very talented artist Khadija Saye who had just reached a very exciting point in her career, compelled Flora to want to help any charity project focused on the Tower.

The Art for Grenfell auction will raise funds for the 158 surviving families.  Proceeds from the sale will be distributed to the families by the Rugby Portobello Trust, a North Kensington-based charity which has been closely supporting the Grenfell residents since the fire in June.

Together with an outstanding list of supporters and Patrons, over 30 artists have donated important works to the sale. The artists involved: Phyllida Barlow; Jake & Dinos Chapman; Keith Coventry; Martin CreedTacita Dean; Angela de la Cruz; Susan Derges; Tracey EminAntony Gormley; Patrick Hughes; Shirazeh Houshiary; Rachel Howard; Isaac Julien; Anish Kapoor; Idris Khan; Sarah Lucas; Don McCullin; Harland Miller; Annie Morris; Neo Rauch; Barry Reigate; Yinka Shonibare MBE; Bob & Roberta Smith; Wolfgang Tillmans; Keith Tyson; Mark Wallinger; Tim Noble & Sue Webster and Rachel Whiteread.

The Art for Grenfell Auction demonstrates the collaborative network of the arts community; the overwhelming generosity of artists and most importantly, the power of art to make a difference. 

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