Art for Architecture

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The built environment charity, Article 25, is in final preparations for an art exhibition and auction to be held in London on Thursday 3rd December. Over 30 works donated to the event will be auctioned to raise funds for the charity’s work designing and building schools, health centres and homes for some of the most underprivileged people on earth.

Richard RogersChief Executive of Article 25, Dr. Victoria Harris said, “We have been truly humbled by the generosity of all those artists and architects invited to donate. The cause is clearly striking a chord and we are delighted that the industry is whole-heartedly getting behind us.”

Chair of the charity and past president of the RIBA, Jack Pringle, supported Dr. Harris’ comments saying, “Article 25 are an important new charity who really are putting the sector’s money where their mouth is – they are making extraordinary inroads into the quality of building in the developing world, breaking new ground in innovative building techniques and transferring the design skills of architects, engineers, and planners to the front line of international development.”

‘Art for Architecture’ will set the scene to auction an impressive catalogue of works. From outstanding architects such as David Chipperfield, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito and Rafael Viñoly, and prominent artists including Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Anthony Gormley, Tracey Emin and Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon, the auction will see an exceptional collection of works go under the hammer to raise funds for the cause.

A limited number of tickets will be released for sale to the public by the charity. Sealed bids for the art works will be accepted in advance by the charity and the catalogue is available from the charity’s website for download.

Art for Architecture, Thursday 3rd December 2009 at the Louise T Blouin Foundation, 3 Olaf Street, Notting Hill, London W11 4BE. By invitation. A limited number of tickets will be released for sale in the month prior to the event.

The catalogue is available for download and sealed bids for the art works will be accepted in advance. Please contact Article 25 at bids@article-25.org for more information.

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