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AUCTION OF 26 ORIGINAL ARTWORKS IN AID OF THE KIDS COMPANY CHARITY AT THE SERPENTINE GALLERY

Alteria Art & Humpty Dumpty Publishing (The Artists' ABCs) organised a high-profle charity event at the Serpentine Gallery centred around an auction of the original 26 drawings made for The Artists' Colouring Book of ABCs. Over £67,000 was raised on the evening which was donated in full to the Kids' Company Charity.All proceeds are to support the Charity who provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

The Kids' Company Charity who reach 36,000 and intensively support 18,000 children across London, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the books continues to go towards helping The Kids' Company Charity with their vital work.

www.kidsco.org.uk

The event was hosted at The Serpentine Gallery by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Carla Sozzani, Lily Cole, Maria Bukhtoyarova, and Diego Bivero-Volpe on the 12th of December 2013. The auction was conducted by the brilliant auctioneer Lord Henry Dalmeny from Sotheby's.

The original artworks were on preview display at Sotheby's Kiddell Gallery, on New Bond Street, from the 7th until the 11th of December 2014.

A IS FOR TRACEY EMIN, B IS FOR FIONA BANNER, C IS FOR ALEX KATZ, D IS FOR HARLAND MILLER, E IS FOR CHANTAL JOFFE, F IS FOR GILLIAN AYRES, G IS FOR JOSEPH KOSUTH, H IS FOR BETTY WOODMAN, I IS FOR GARY HUME, J IS FOR PIETRO RUFFO, K IS FOR CATHIE PILKINGTON, L IS FOR MAT COLLISHAW, M IS FOR PAULA REGO, N IS FOR KIETH COVENTRY, O IS FOR JAKE & DINOS CHAPMAN, P IS FOR GRAYSON PERRY, Q IS FOR BOB & ROBERTA SMITH, R IS FOR GAVIN TURK, S IS FOR RACHEL HOWARD, T IS FOR POLLY MORGAN, U IS FOR GEORGIE HOPTON, V IS FOR PAUL FRYER, W IS FOR MAGGI HAMBLING, X IS FOR KEITH TYSON, Y IS FOR YINKA SHONIBARE, Z IS FOR MARC QUINN

www.theartistscolouringbookofabcs.com

All pictures courtesy of and © Marcus Dawe