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Fine Art

Bidding for Good, Sotheby’s to Host “Art for Grenfell” Charity Auction

October 11, 2017

Tracey Emin Cbe, Loving You More, 2015. Neon, 14″ H X 55″ W. Estimate $33,000 – $47,000. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s [Lot 5]

On the morning of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Britons woke to the tragic news of a devastating fire that consumed a 24-story tower of public housing apartments in the heart of North Kensington.

The smoke billowing from the tower was visible throughout London as the first responders’ sirens wailed. The Grenfell Tower fire claimed many lives but the definitive numbers will not be known until 2018.


Isaac Julien, En Passage (Stones against Diamonds), 2015. Premier photograph, diasec mounted, 70 7/8″ H X 94 1/2″ W. Estimate $24,000 – $33,000. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s [Lot 21]

While great recovery efforts have already been made, there is still huge amounts of work to be done. Many of the families remain displaced and few have been re-housed. Community support, while strong at first, has dwindled despite the remaining demand.

To help rebuild momentum, Sotheby’s will be hosting Art for Grenfell. This charity auction will raise funds for those affected by this heartbreaking disaster. Film producer Hamish McAlpine and art consultant Katie Heller are the propelling forces behind the auctionArtists have generously donated works to be offered at the most appealing estimates.

Antony Gormley, Small Change, 2015. Cast iron, 35 3/4″ H X 8 1/4″ W X 9 1/4″ D. Estimate $160,000 – $240,000. Image courtesy of Evening Standard [Lot 11]

The Rugby Portobello Trust has generously agreed to distribute funds raised without taking any deductions. The Rugby Portobello Trust, a charity based in the North Kensington community that provides health and enrichment programs, will ensure the funds are distributed in time for Christmas.

Anish Kapoor, Red Lens for Grenfell, 2017. Acrylic, 12″ H X 12″ W X 2 3/4″ D. Estimate $27,000 – $40,000. Image courtesy of Evening Standard [Lot 8]

With artworks donated by Wolfgang Tillmans, Keith Tyson, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, Annie Morris, and Isaac Julien this auction will undoubtedly be a success.

Having seen and placed many artworks by these talented artists in our portfolio, we have every confidence that Art for Grenfall will help to recall and rebuild the energy surrounding community recovering efforts.

We wish those able to participate in bidding the best of luck and look forward to viewing the positive results.

Phyllida Barlow, Untitled: White ‘Black’, 2015. Acrylic on watercolor paper, 22″ H X 30 1/8″ W. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s [Lot 6]

Auction Information

Sotheby’s, Art for Grenfell

Auction Preview Days: Thursday, October 17th, through Sunday, October 15th,

Auction: Monday, October 16th. 9:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST


Harland Miller, Who Cares Wins, 2017. Silkscreen print, hand finished with pencil and oil paint, 58 1/2″ H X 43″ W. Estimate $27,000 – $33,000. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s [Lot 14]