FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The ‘Art4Grenfell’ group has been created to raise funds to support the homeless residents and survivors of the Grenfell fire tragedy. Organiser and founder Hercules Fisherman has brought together many esteemed London and international artists from around the world, whom have been touched by this tragedy.

The ‘Art4Grenfell’ auction is open to all guests with admission by ticket only, and is being held on Wednesday 21 February at The Atrium, 3rd Floor, 250 Bishopsgate EC2M 2AA with the Preview and Reception from 6.00pm, followed by the Live Auction starting at 7.00pm. Admission is by pre-purchased ticket only, with all seated and standing tickets available for purchase online at http://art4grenfell.eventbrite.com

The objective is to raise as much money as possible through one of the UK’s largest Charity Art auctions which will be hosted at the RBS headquarters in the City of London with Colin Sheaf, Bonhams UK Chairman, as auctioneer. Colin commented: “This will be an exhilarating art auction, with many acclaimed and noteworthy iconic artists from the UK and abroad kindly donating a painting or work of art to honour the victims of this tragic loss of life in London.”

Every lot in the auction will be listed and where possible illustrated online at the Art4 Grenfell Auction Site -
https://platform.nationalfundingscheme.org/art4grenfell-k-and-c-foundation/A4G2017#auctionprovided

Hercules Fisherman, Organiser of Art4Grenfell commented: “We are overwhelmed with the response and have been generously donated works by over 100 artists for the auction. The donors include many well-known and respected names such as: Alison Hunter, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Andrew Logan, Chris Moon, Paul Freud, Boy George, Gilbert and George, Orlando Campbell, Darren Coffield and Jonty Hurwitz”.

All proceeds will be donated through the K&C Foundation, a local independent charity based in North Kensington, which works with the local community to tackle inequalities and hardships faced by many across the Borough. Following the tragic
event at Grenfell Tower, the K&C Foundation set up a fundraising appeal for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy and has already raised £6.7 million for the Grenfell Tower Fund through generous public donations. The campaign was set up to provide emergency and on-going support to residents and others affected directly in the local community. Over £5 million has been paid out to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to the next of kin of those who lost their lives. . “We are really grateful to Art4Grenfell for this initiative to raise funds for the survivors from Grenfell Tower.” commented Susan Dolton, Director of K&C Foundation.

There is only a limited number of Live Auction tickets, available from on line at http://art4grernfell.org or our supporting partners such as Eventbrite as well as a Silent Auction running parallel. A ticket to purchase a Premium Guaranteed Seat to include light refreshments costs £50. £10 raffle tickets can also be bought online, which offer the possibility of winning a Premium Ticket for the event, plus other prizes available to be won. All tickets must be purchased by 11pm on Friday 16 February, as all guests must be registered and must carry photographic identification to gain access on the evening.

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For further press information, interviews or images please contact: Hercules Fisherman E: Hercules@herx.org or call T: 07799641948
Notes to Editors:
• Art4Grenfell – www.Art4Grenfell.co.uk Artists donating works of Art include: Matthias Claudius Aigner, Will Alsop, Gilbert And George, Cheyenne Angel, Kim Appleyard, J.K. Arnold, Louise Ashcroft, Paul Ashurst, Iphgenia Baal, Jessica Bailey, Keith Ball, Paul Ballon, Vanya Balogh, Donna Bayliss, Deborah Bee, Lorenzo Belenguer, Suzanne Bella-Land Land, Jennifer Binnie, Christine Binnie, Spencer Bishop, Will Black, Siobhan Bradshaw, Katharina Brandl, Sarah Butterfield, Orlando Campbell, Christopher Clack, Robert Clarke, Darren Coffield, Jo Colvert, Massimo Crisafi, Dante Daniela, Mervyn Diese, Peter Docherty, Spizz Energi, Oli Epp, Hercules Fisherman, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, John Foxx, Aurelie Freoua, Paul Freud, Boy George, Rolf Gnewuch, Julie Goldsmith, Noel Grassy Macken, Ann Grim, Susie Hamilton, Tom Hammick, Jacqueline Hancher, Jacqueline Hancher Hancher, A M Hanson, Mia-Jane Harris, Kirsty Harris, William Harrison, William Harvey, Nicola Hepworth, Snoozie Hexagon, Olivia Hicks, Jessica Holmes, Daniel Hooper, Thurston Hopkins, Leila Houston, William Hughes, Alyson Hunter, Jonty Hurwitz, Beverley Isaacs, Dee Izmail, Ian J Jackson, Abu Jafar, Pooneh Jafarinejad, Mark James, Christina Jansen, Birgit Jensen, Sal Jones, Sally Jones, Tam Joseph, Justin K. Arnold, Vanja Karas, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Tiffany Khajeh-Noori, Lisa Kreuziger, Suzanne Bella Land, Anna Laurini, Simon Lawson, Genevieve Leavold, Lennie Lee, Ksenia Levina, Linda Lieberman, Cate Lis, Andrew Logan, Jeffrey Louis-Reed, Noel Macken, Shadi Mahsa, Yash Mali, Anna Malni, Emma Martin, Fereshteh Masoomzadeh, Georgina Mcnamara, Pandora Melly, Chris Moon, Pete Mountford, Benjamin Murphy, Simon North, Gaynor O'Flynn, Mark O'Rourke, William Oxer Frsa, Molly Parkin, Virna Pasquinelli, Jan Potter, Jasmine Pradissitto, Brendan Quick, Caroline Reed, Zandra Rhodes, Stuart Ridley, Hedley Roberts, Paul Roundhill, Steve Rowley,
Karen S. Olsen, Paul Sakoilsky, Stanislav Shcherbakov, Marianne Simonin, Roger Smith, Stuart Spencer, Karen Strang, Andrew Stys, Sanroman Susana, Mervyn Syna, Genevieve Tester, Sue Tilley, Caroline Towning, Tarek Tuma, Graham Tunnadine, D.A. Turner, Julie Umerle, George Underwood, Desdemona Varon, Richard Walker, H.S. Wallace Dunlop, Mark Wardel, Stella Whalley, Peter Wolfe, Jonathan Wright, Dion Wright, Annie Zamero

• Formed in 2008, the K&C Foundation [Registered charity number 1125940] works exclusively within the Kensington & Chelsea Borough championing local issues, many involving the huge disparity of wealth within the Borough. Consequently, they are the ideal partner for Artists4Grenfell. • Bonhams Auction House – UK Chairman Auctioneer – Colin Sheaf • Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with sales also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.
• Hosted by NatWest

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