A recent collaboration between Amnesty International and Art 19 company has resulted in a collection of limited-edition, original art created by eleven renowned artists like Yoko Ono, Shilpa Gupta, and Gerhard Richter. The collaboration comes just in time for the festive season.
Art 19- a company that raises funds for human rights by selling of original artworks by contemporary artists from around the globe, has collaborated with a human rights NGO, Amnesty International for Art19 – Box One collection. The collection will include ten signed fine art prints by the artists. It will be first exhibited on 10th December- Human Rights Day in Berlin, and open to the public from December 11 to 31st January 2020. Visitors can also view the collection in a traveling show across four European cities.
Artists Shilpa Gupta, Ay?e Erkmen, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Kiki Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, William Kentridge, Yoko Ono, Shirin Neshat, Gerhard Richter, and Chiharu Shiota have created pieces free of charge to benefit Amnesty International. Many artists like Picasso and Henry Moore too have supported Amnesty in the past.
Artworks include Yoko Ono’s ‘A Piece of Sky’, Kiki Smith’s ‘Flowers in the Sky’, ‘Cut’ by Gerhard Richter, and William Kentridge’s ‘God’s Opinion is Unknown’. The fine art prints of these artworks will be packed in a custom-made box covered with linen. The box will be available for approximately $55,000 each for the art lovers. The collection can also be bought online and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the NGO.
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