Maddox Gallery Art Auction Raises £200,000
A Maddox Gallery contemporary art auction for charity Caudwell Children has raised over £200,000 this week. Artworks from the Maddox Gallery stable of artists were auctioned off at the charity event in the Mayfair gallery on Thursday 3rd November, with proceeds of £201,000 being raised for Caudwell Children, the charity that transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK.
Artists including Bradley Theodore, Robi Walters, Dan Baldwin, Simafra, Finn Stone, Lincoln Townley, Massimo Agostinelli, Bran Symondson, Michael Moebius, Chris Moon, Retna and Tony Kelly generously donated unique artworks for the auction event, which was attended by many of the artists, the gallery’s collectors and supporters of Caudwell Children.
Celebrity auctioneer, Jonty Heardon, masterfully oversaw a friendly bidding war as art enthusiasts and philanthropists fought to get their hands on some exclusive works from the world-renowned artists.
Guests were also treated to a live performance from classical crossover singers, Geoff Sewell, wife Simone and their daughters Sienna and Olivia whose lives have been affected by autism and now campaign for greater awareness of the condition.
In a statement on their website, Maddox Gallery Managing Director and Curator James Nicholls comments, “Caudwell Children does such truly amazing, life-changing work. Everyone at Maddox Gallery has been so touched by the stories we hear from the Caudwell Children team and we are thrilled to be able to support their work in some way.
Our thanks goes to the incredible artists who have donated their work to this worthy cause and of course to the bidders. Their generosity and support means so much to us and genuinely makes a difference to the lives of so many children.”
Caudwell Children Chief Executive, Trudi Beswick, said: “The event has been a resounding success and the money raised is truly amazing. While the incredible art quite rightly took centre stage, the overwhelming feeling was that people really wanted to be a part of Caudwell Children’s work to transform disabled children’s lives. I can’t thank everyone involved enough.”