53 artists, including Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Sir Peter Blake have donated artworks to Cure3, a new art project raising funds for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT).
In the summer of 2016, the artists were invited to create an artwork to be displayed inside a 20cm3 perspex box. The finished pieces are going on show at Bonhams, London, from March 13 – 15, and will be on sale from 8am on March 13 via the Cure3 website – prices range from under £1,000 to £40,000.
Hirst has filled his perspex box with medical waste, Sir Peter’s contains a scuplture a ‘giant’ Snow White and Perry has created a teddy bear sculpture for his piece. ‘I know a couple of people with Parkinson’s – it seems to be a particularly difficult condition to live with and that’s why I’m contributing to the Cure3 project,’ says Perry. ‘Gold Alan Measles is a companion piece to my ‘kiln god’ who sits on top of my kiln to protect my work during firing.’
Other artists who have taken part in Cure3 include Peter Doig, Sarah Lucas and Jake and Dinos Chapman. Jonathan Yeo, another contributor, says he dedicided to take part in the project because ‘it’s conceptually interesting, presenting an opportunity to experiment with juxtaposing 2D media and 3D materials.’
He adds: ‘Above all though, it’s great to be part of a very worthwhile cause.’
Cure3 was devised by curators Artwise in partnership with Bonhams and the David Ross Foundation to raise money for CPT. The charity funds work which aims to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s, a disease which currently affects more than 10 million people worldwide.