From The House Of Me
We are delighted to announce that the Art For Africa auction held at Sothebys last month raised £457,450. The auction included an image donated by Annie Lennox “ANNIE LENNOX BARED”.
The image was taken as a creative collaboration between Annie Lennox and Allan Martin. It was used for the front cover for the 2003 album ‘Bare’ and exhibited along with 30 images from the series at a New York Gallery for one night only. Nothing at the exhibit was available for sale. The print is effectively an artists proof and as this is the first time a print has ever been sold from that series it is therefore unique.
The money raised by the auction will benefit Africa Foundation and Ikamva Labantu, two charities that fund and facilitate the care and support of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. In support of these two worthy charities, the auction saw spirited participation from enthusiastic bidders both on the telephones and in the room, and 19 of the 36 lots that were sold achieved prices above their high estimates. You can find out more about the auction here.
Full details about the picture can be found on the Art 4 Africa site here, details below, click the picture to see a larger version.
Lot number: 8
Details: Annie Lennox Bared
Photograph: Lennox/Martin White, matt lacquered box frame Printed on heavy watercolour paper
66 x 61 cm framed
26 x 24 in framed
Executed in June 2003
Provenance: Donated by the Artist
Estimate: £2,000 – £3,000
This photograph was taken as a creative collaboration between Annie Lennox and Allan Martin.
The image was used for the front cover of the 2003 album by Annie Lennox- ‘Bare’. An exhibition of thirty images from the series was shown in a New York gallery for one night only. Nothing was available for sale.
This print was approved for the New York exhibition and is effectively, an artist’s proof. No edition has been produced up to this point.
It will be the first print ever to be sold from that series and is therefore unique.
Lennox shot to fame in the 1980s with the Eurythmics and has since become a successful solo artist, selling more than 80 million records. She is renowned for her charity work with organisations such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Foundation.