ARMS AROUND THE CHILD ANNOUNCE LONDON CHARITY EXHIBITION & AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN LIVING IN EXTREME ADVERSITY IN AFRICA AND INDIA
London, Friday 20 October, 2017: Arms Around The Child are delighted to announce fundraising exhibition ‘Home is Where the Heart is’, with a live and silent auction on 16 November to raise funds to care for children living in extreme adversity in India and Africa, and to build a new home for HIV+ orphans in Jaipur, India.
Former Christie’s International Director of Auctioneering Hugh Edmeades will chair the live auction at an invitation only event on Thursday 16 November, and the lots will be available for online bidding at: https://www.charitystars.com/foundation/arms-around-the-child?lang=en
Some of the most exciting established and emerging contemporary artists, designers, photographers and musicians have kindly donated artwork to the exhibition “Home is where the Heart is” including: 3D (Massive Attack), Alastair Mackie, Alexander Newley, Andrew Logan, Ann-Marie James, Beatrice Brown, Ben Summers, Bradley Morgan Johnson, Dangerous Minds, David Byrne, Derrick Santini, Diego Fortunato.
Other names include: Edward Akrout, George Morton Clark, Graeme Messer, Hannah Matthews, Hassan Hajjaj, Hayden Kays, Helena Christensen, Hiroshi Aoki, Jamie Reid, Katharina Hacker, Ilker Cinarel, Jimmy Galvin, Laura Zeni, Lauren Baker, Meredith Ostrum, Michael Thompson, Mr Brainwash, Nancy Fouts, Nasser Azam, Pandemonia, Paul Broomfield, Pure Evil, Rebecca Mason, Rob and Nick Carter, Romulo Celdran, Sam Ovraiti, Sky Sharrock, Terry O’Neill, Toni Gallagher and Zandra Rhodes.
A stunning Cartography portfolio of 12 prints by artists including; Sir Peter Blake, Adam Dant, Rob Ryan and many others, has been donated by The House of Fairy Tales, Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk.
As well as the themed exhibition ‘Home is where the heart is’, there will be a specially curated photography exhibition featuring limited edition prints donated by David Byrne, Terry O’Neill, Helena Christensen and Derrick Santini. Hassan Hajjaj, whose stunning solo exhibition ‘La Caravane’ opened at Somerset House during Frieze week, to coincide with the 1:54 African contemporary African art fair, has donated a diptych print.
Also featured are an exclusive portrait of Prince by Mike Ruiz, donated by Prince’s former Manager Kiran Sharma, a Patron of Arms Around the Child, who commented:
“This is such a great photo and one Prince loved. We used it as he lead image on the Welcome2America Tour and it was on billboards in Time Square and well… everywhere. I have proudly had this limited edition piece in my care since then and am now donating it to the Arms around the child art auction to help our children. Signed by the photographer, Mike Ruiz is a remarkable artist, photographer, friend and Prince enjoyed working with him for years. They seemed to totally get one another creatively.”
Two Michael Thompson portraits from a 2010 Arms Around the Child “I Am African” campaign to provide anti- retroviral medicine to HIV+ children are featured, of the charity’s global Ambassador Iman, and her late husband David Bowie: http://www.keepachildalive.org/i_am_african/i_am_african.html
Fundraising auction and ‘Home is where the heart is’ exhibition curated by Lee Sharrock will raise funds to build a home for HIV+ orphans in Jaipur. Former Christie’s International Director of Auctioneering Hugh Edmeades will chair a live charity auction at a private fundraiser on Thursday 16 November in collaboration with Monica Colussi.