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Art with Heart

"Art of Giving brings artists together for a great cause. The 2010 event at the Saatchi Gallery raised over £140,000 for 13 organisations, such as Moorfields Eye Hospital, and I've since donated work, including this piece, A State of Flux, to the charity's new fundraising website."

Artist Christian Furr.

A State of Flux, £20,000, from www.artofgiving.co.uk. Ten per cent of the sale price will benefit a charity of the buyer's choice.

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Noel Fielding, Christian Furr and Frankie Poullain from The Darkness , at the Art of Giving fundraiser in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at Maison Bertaux Gallery, Soho.

 

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ART OF GIVING & CELEBRITY ART CREATE POP UP GALLERY IN MAYFAIR

Legende Celebrity Art, in collaboration with Art of Giving, has opened a Mayfair pop-up Gallery for a one month December exclusive exhibition.
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Legende Celebrity Art, in collaboration with Art of Giving, has opened a Mayfair pop-up Gallery for a one month December exclusive exhibition.

Artists work includes world famous photographers Gered Mankowitz, Terry O’Neill, Danny Clifford, Allan Warren, John Claridge along with many renowned artists such as Christian Furr, Gaston Ugalde, beautiful shoe design is on display, created by Terry de Havailland for the recent Art of Giving @ Saatchi Gallery exhibition, alongside work by Chris Bracey, Noel Fielding, Vic Reeves, Jane Seymour, Derren Brown and many others. Throughout the period dedicated charity nights will feature with a percentage of proceeds of any sales going to good causes via Art of Giving.

Address: 46 – 48 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QS Official opening hours: 11am – 10.30pm Monday – Saturday, Sunday 11.30am – 5.30pm The smART Gallery pop-up store will be open for the month of December 2010.

Fault Magazine

ART OF GIVING & LEGENDE CELEBRITY ART CREATE POP UP GALLERY IN MAYFAIR

Legende Celebrity Art, in collaboration with Art of Giving, has opened a Mayfair pop-up Gallery for a one month December exclusive exhibition.

Artists work includes world famous photographers Gered Mankowitz, Terry O’Neill, Danny Clifford, Allan Warren, John Claridge along with many renowned artists such as Christian Furr, Gaston Ugalde, beautiful shoe design is on display, created by Terry de Havailland for the recent Art of Giving @ Saatchi Gallery exhibition, alongside work by Chris Bracey, Noel Fielding, Vic Reeves, Jane Seymour, Derren Brown and many others. Throughout the period dedicated charity nights will feature with a percentage of proceeds of any sales going to good causes via Art of Giving.

Art Wednesday

The ART OF GIVING [ART REVIEW]

Last Thursday, we joined Chelsea’s crowds of longing and loaded art fans for Saatchi Gallery’s mammoth auction event “The Art Of Giving”. Not only had they accomplished the demanding feat of covering every wall of their vast rooms with works especially for the occasion, they had also pulled some of charities leading foundations together to each host a room, the proceeds of each room going to the specified charity. Alongside the kitten heeled and caped crusaders we spotted a heavily eye-linered Noel Fielding who, along with a few tartan clad artists, was doing a very good job of standing out amongst the suited crowd.

Contributors included Banksy – of whom we overheard excited whispers in the ladies of an illusive sighting – shoe designer Terry De Havilland, Chris Bracey and Michael Frith to name a few of well into the hundreds. The show itself was a brilliant mixture of works encompassing everything from painting, installation and sculpture to live interactive work.

While we admit to being baffled as to how they convinced the gallery to allow paint covered footballs to be booted about in the first place, sport charity Right To Play allowed guests to create their own work by stepping into a rather fetching blue cagoule and hurling painty balls at a freshly whitened canvas. Granted, it was taking place inside a greenhouse construction, but we definitely noticed a wince or two from the organisers when a couple of stray balls looked set to break out onto Saatchi’s snowy ceilings. Right To Play had also pulled Chelsea football club together to put signed prints up for sale, while Classic Fm hosted a room with a surprisingly risque selection of Boyarde Messenger’s delicious painted bottoms, both photographically and in the form of four nude body painted women whose patience must have been sorely tested while emulating the sculptures all night. Also hosting rooms were charities The House of Fairy Tales, Stepping Stones Nigeria, Independent age, Michael AZ Art Fund, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Elsa Conservation Trust, One Drop and Scream.

Possibly the most noteworthy cause was the Art of Giving itself, a company put together by Tracey and Ben Bambrough which aims to bring high art buying and charitable giving together, a seemingly foolproof idea given that large sums of money seem far more likely to be charitably donated in the form of a purchase than a one way gift. The Art of Giving room hosted the Lord-Archer-led auction, but, as a sad reminder of the times, failed to loosen too many of the purse strings of its elite audience. Christian the Lion prints faired surprisingly well, as did an auction catalogue of the late Princess Diana’s dresses; we missed the battle for Banksy’s rat, but we can only guess it must have been verging on hysterical.

Post auction, the event chilled out a bit as we geared up for the announcing of the Art of Giving competition winners. We managed a sneaky spot of host Vic Reeves, whose art is – but of course! - as odd and humorous as the man himself. However, somewhere between the labyrinth of rooms, the now wine-soaked crowd, and the strangely ill-informed gallery staff we never made it to the awards themselves, and pretty soon were informed that Mr Reeves had left the building. This event was most certainly too sprawling to keep to any semblance of organisation, but it displayed a generous side of the art scene nonetheless – a side, in fact, that that we would love to see more of. The Gandhi quote on the back of the slick programme read “Be the change you want to see in the world”, acting as a stark reminder of the new direction that ethics and big money are taking, hand in hand, in both the art and the fashion world. It’s a pairing that can only do good.

Frost Magazine

ART OF GIVING AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY [ART REVIEW]

October is Art season in London, and I love it. It’s a wonderful way to spend an evening, drinking champagne and looking at art. One of the best of all of the exhibition’s I have been to this year was the Art of Giving at the Saatchi Gallery.

With works from Banksy, The Chelsea football team, Anthony Quinn, Derren Brown, Vic Reeves, Noel Fielding, Alexa Meade, Gavin Turk and Boyarde Messenger.

Some of my favourites included; Boyarde Messenger’s painted models on plinths, wearing Charlotte Dellal shoes. The Models had to be painted at Chelsea photographer Simon Addinsell’s flat causing chaos when they walked down the King’s Road.

Stephen Walter’s The Island is beautiful and full of detail, Russell Young’s I like you, I miss you, I love you, I killed you ,made me stop and stare for a good few minutes and Derek Cattani’s photography of Christian the Lion made me want to get my credit card out and buy the lot. Another amazingly talented artist is Drew Walker. His portraits of celebrities are rich in detail.

There was a wonderful performance from Tallulah Rendall and Lord Jeffrey Archer did the auction. Encouraging everyone to open their wallets to great success.

Famously reclusive Banksy also made an appearance, even taking his rat for a touch up before it was auctioned off. If only I knew what he looked like….

13 charities reaped the benefits of the auction, including: Crisis, British Red Cross, Stepping Stones Nigeria and Independent Age.

Sunday Times Style Magazine

UNMASKING BANKSY

On the trail of Banksy last week. The artist has kept a low profile since last year’s museum heist in Bristol, but at the Art of Giving, a charity auction at the Saatchi Gallery, we think we met him. On the block, a Banksy rate. “Banksy is in the room”, said the compere, Jeffrey Archer, and the irony of this painting of outlaws was not lost on us. We looked around. Our friend, who works with the artist, was there, as were Noel Fielding, Gavin Turk and Vic Reeves. And Banksy? A man in an anorak, cap and sorry jeans was standing nearby. “Robin?” we asked (for this is said to be Banksy’s real name). The man swung around, winked, then vanished. Then again, would Banksy wear bad jeans?

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Art of Giving competition winner, Edward Bowman, Art of Giving winner 2010, Photography

A quick roundup of some news from Art of Giving on the winner in the Photography category, a call for entries by the Association of Photographers (AOP) of Kodachrome images and Magnum London calls for applications for a series of weekend events on professional practice aimed at professional photographers. Sunday 18 October deadline date for Magnum workshop and 18 November for Kodachrome show.

ART OF GIVING

The winners of the Art of Giving competition at the Saatchi Gallery have been announced. The competition is split into three categories: Painting and Drawing, Sculpture and Photography. Edward Bowman was awarded first prize in the Photography category.

Bowman, who graduated from the University of Derby with an MA in Photography, and from the University of Westminster with an MA in Design and Media Arts get’s his inspiration from the past, “My work is entirely about the past. A search for what has been lost – around the theme absence.” He has taken photographs in India, China and Egypt. He currently lives in London.

Thirty shortlisted artists from the Art of Giving Competition showed work to raise money for charity through the sale of art. Comedian Vic Reeves, Photographer Terry O’Neill and Artist Christian Furr judged the competition.

Deadline

ART OF GIVING EXHIBITION

The Right To Play Saatchi Gallery event went well. They raised £30,000 over the course of the evening and had a few glasses of wine to celebrate. Well done guys!

Islington Gazette

Banksy piece at Islington hospital fetches 30,000 at auction

A unique piece of graffiti by elusive street artist Banksy has fetched £30,000 at auction, four years after it appeared on a wall at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

No-one knows why the world-famous artist chose the hospital in City Road, Finsbury, for his Gangsta Rat piece in 2006 – but it was immediately covered up by a hoarding and has remained hidden to protect it from damage or theft ever since.

On Thursday, more than 2,500 people turned up to the Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road to see it revealed at a charity auction – and the hospital is celebrating a cash bonanza.

John Pelly, chief executive of Moorfields, said: ‘The piece was just there one morning and hadn’t been the previous night.

“It was pretty quickly recognised to be a Banksy so it was covered up by a wooden board.

“A member of staff subsequently offered us £5,000 for it, but we suspected it was probably worth a good deal more.”

The piece, which features a medallion-wearing rat clutching a microphone, sold for £30,000 at the Art of Giving event, even though it had been graffitied over with silver spray paint itself until hours before the event. “As of yesterday that’s what it looked like and that’s what we thought we were going to be auctioning today,” said Mr Pelly.

“We think it was Banksy’s agent who did the actual cleaning.”

 
 

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