Jake Chapman puts ‘himself’ on sale for seriously ill children at WellChild charity auction
World-renowned artist, Jake Chapman, is offering a unique chance to have a portrait drawn by him on a napkin over dinner, to the highest bidder at The WellChild Art Auction 2021.
This October, world-renowned artist, Jake Chapman, is offering a unique chance to have a portrait drawn by him on a napkin over dinner, to the highest bidder at The WellChild Art Auction 2021, via global online platform Artsy. It complements a stunning array of contemporary art from more than 30 leading artists on sale to raise money for national charity WellChild’s work for seriously ill children.
I propose to lend myself to the lucky charity donor for the duration of one evening, in which I shall entertain them in a restaurant of their choice. I shall share my wit and insight, whilst undertaking a stunning portrait of them upon a napkin of not unreasonable dimension.
Jake graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1990, while also working as an assistant for the artists Gilbert & George and with his brother, Dinos Chapman. Together the brothers have earned a worldwide reputation for producing iconoclastic art which challenges the boundaries of the acceptable and around the world have works in most important museums and continue to exhibit internationally.
The auction, which is WellChild’s flagship fundraiser of the year, has been curated by Chris Westbrook and includes works from more than 30 of the world’s top contemporary artists including Ronnie Wood, David Yarrow, Ian Davenport and Anish Kapoor. Another artist offering bidders a unique experience is David Mach. His diverse practice includes everyday mass-produced objects repurposed to form collages, montages and figurative sculptures, such as his donation to WellChild, a head constructed with matchsticks which the buyer will have the option to ignite and burn with David to create a second unique work.
WellChild Chief Executive, Colin Dyer said: “We’re excited to be able to present Jake’s generous contribution as part of the incredible line-up of artists for our 2021 contemporary art collection, which has been expertly curated by Chris Westbrook. The importance of this year’s auction cannot be underestimated. COVID-19 saw WellChild lose 60% of our forecasted income and yet the demand for help from families caring for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our society sky-rocketed. Our huge thanks go to Jake, all the artists. We’re really looking forward to seeing buyers make the most of this chance to buy exceptional art at the same time as making a difference to these families’ lives.”
To find out more about Jake Chapman’s offer and the other pieces in this year’s collection which are being hosted online via global platform Artsy between 15th and 29th October please visit www.wellchild.org.uk/art.