Tuesday 14 December 2010

Art auction in aid of the breast cancer charity Break Through

"Shall I start the bidding at a million billion pounds?"
Last night at The Victoria & Albert Museum thousands of pounds were raised for Break Through.
http://breakthrough.org.uk/ Break Through's mission is to save lives through enabling and ensuring access to improvements in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The project was organsied by Ben Moore who is the founder of Art Below.  Ben asked artists to donate a painting inspired by a page 3 girl and got The Sun newspaper on board to sponsor the whole thing. Artists taking part in the project included Cathy Lomax, Goldie, Julie Bennett, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, and Team Beswick & Pye.
Gordon Beswick and Harry Pye's masterpiece is called Staci of Preston. The real Staci came to the V&A and seemed happy with the painting and the way the evening went.

(Alex James from Blur)

(Cathy Lomax poses with her painting)

(Julie Bennett)

(Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf)

(The catalogue for the show that Staci is holding had a forward written by Germaine Greer.)

(Gordon & Harry's painting is 91cm high and 121.5cm wide.)


  1. Interesting paintings! No doubt why the event is successful. Thanks for supporting breast cancer charities. Try also to donate car.

  2. Nice post and great information you provided which is very informative for me and everyone who love art for charity.