WellChild selected as a beneficiary for prestigious online art auction

By Chris Hill · April 29, 2020

John Stezaker art

With the physical art world indefinitely on pause, Artsy, the world leading platform for buying and selling art, is determined to show that ‘Art Keeps Going’. Tonight they open an online benefit auction featuring two pieces for WellChild, donated by world renowned artists Richard Long and John Stezaker.

View the online collection and place a bid via Artsy >>

To support the important work of multiple museums, institutions, and non-profit organisations, Artsy has curated the benefit auction as a part of its ‘Art Keeps Going’ campaign, which aims to unite the art world and art industry at large.

Art Keeps Nonprofits Going: Benefit Auction 2020, which opens online tonight at 6PM and closes on 15th May is a rare opportunity to support the fundraising efforts of some of the art industry’s top institutions, artists and charities through this fantastic collection of works.

Proceeds from two of the pieces within the auction, by world renowned artists Richard Long and John Stezaker, will come directly to WellChild to support its work for seriously ill children, young people and their families.

Richard Long art
Richard Long - Untitled, 2015 Size: 74 x 59 cm Medium: Hand painted Avon Mud on board
John Stezaker full pic
John Stezaker – Marriage, 2007 Size: 30 x 25cm Medium: Unique original photo collage

Colin Dyer, WellChild Chief Executive said: “A huge thank you to Artsy and the incredible Richard Long and John Stezaker for their support during such an uncertain time. As a charity totally reliant on voluntary funding and with 60% of income forecast to be lost due to cancelled, or postponed fundraising events and activities, support like this is crucial to ensure that we can continue to support the vulnerable children and families that need us now more than ever.”

View the online collection and place a bid via Artsy >>