Jake and Dinos Chapman, David Hockney and Edmund de Waal back Freedom from Torture

By Culture24 Reporter | 30 October 2013

Works by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sir Peter Blake, David Hockney and Edmund de Waal are among the high-profile lots going under the hammer at a biennial art auction in aid of a group helping victims of torture to find support and enjoy art.

An image of a set of grey and black pottery pieces on top of a grey plinth
Edmund de Waal, You are Here© Edmund de Waal
De Waal’s sextet of porcelain vessels, made from gold on an aluminium shelf, are part of a catalogue of 80 exhibits also featuring contributions from Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker, Paula Rego and members of the Open Art Studio run by organisers Freedom from Torture. The last auction, in 2011, raised £110,000 towards rehabilitation efforts.

“The biennial art auction is our biggest fundraising event,” says the group’s Keith Best, describing the money as “much-needed”.

“We help to rebuild the lives of some of the most vulnerable people living in the UK today – people bearing the physical and psychological scars of torture – and we rely heavily on the generosity of individual donors.

“We have had some incredible donations from some fantastic artists and I’m sure the auction will be an opportunity for people to take home a work by one of their favourite artists while supporting Freedom from Torture at the same time.”

  • The Art Auction takes place 6pm-10.30pm on November 13 2013 at the Studio Spaces, Wapping. Visit freedomfromtorture.org/art for more.

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