150 artworks to be anonymously auctioned for Maggie’s Centres 21.08.17

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Emerging and well-known names have created pieces that depict the ‘joy of living’ for exhibition at One Poultry to raise money for cancer care charity

Jasper Morrison, Ilse Crawford and John Pawson are among the designers and architects contributing to Joy of Living, an exhibition of artworks at One Poultry that will be sold to raise money for the cancer care charity Maggie’s Centres.

Organised by design writer Max Fraser, the show at the grade II-listed postmodernist building in the City of London will feature 150 one-off works. The invited contributors – which also include designers Fredrikson Stallard, Tom Dixon and Camille Walala; architects Ivan Harbour, Sam Jacob and Steven Holl; jewellery designers Hannah Martin and Jade Jagger; and artists Daniel Eatock, Rolf Sachs and Jake & Dinos Chapman, among others – were each provided with three randomly-selected coloured sheets of A4 paper from the GF Smith Colorplan range and asked to use them to express the ‘joy of living’.

The works – some of which are featured above – will be signed and accompanied by a short text, but they will be displayed anonymously during the auction, with the aim of encouraging buyers to fall in love with the work itself, rather than responding to the artist’s name.

The project aims to raise more than £80,000 for the charity, which helps people diagnosed with cancer manage and live with their condition. The works will be available to bid on between 5 and 10 September.





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