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Artworks by World’s Leading Artists Donated to Make-a-Wish UK Charity Auction

The Art of Wishes gala auction raises key funding for this independent charity to to enrich the lives of children and young people with critical illnesses.

Timed for Frieze London, more than 20 artworks by leading international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Virgil Abloh x Takashi Murakami, James Turrell, Joana Vasconcelos, Harold Ancart, Michael Craig-Martin, Annie Morris and Jennifer Bartlett, have been donated for an auction in support of children’s charity, Make-A-Wish® UK. 

The Art of Wishes auction and gala dinner, set to take place on 1 October, raises and provides key funding for this independent charity. Proceeds from the 2017 event played a vital role in enabling Make-A-Wish UK to grant over 1,000 children’s wishes in 2018, the largest number in a single year to date.

From the dazzling smile of Stuart Pearson Wright’s female portrait Hasta Mañana (2012) that reflects a child’s wish to be famous, to Ian Kiaer’s breezy pink palms in Quick City, (red cloth) (2018) that echoes a child’s wish to go on holiday with his best friend, each artist has donated works to resonate with a child’s wish.

In advance of the invite-only event on 1 October, a showcase preview of the artworks will be open to the public at Phillips auction house gallery space from 19 – 20 September. Further information at the Make-A-Wish UK website here.

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