Established in 1927, Green and Stone, based in London’s Chelsea claims to have since supplied the likes of Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Now, in the hope of raising a £200,000 pot for charity, Green and Stone owner Roddy Baldwin has acquired donations from Gerald Scarfe, Quentin Blake, Manolo Blahnik, Neisha Crossland and David Puttnam.
Baldwin says, ‘So far we’ve received 87 donations from across fields of photography, illustration, portrait painters, pop-artists, traditional and contemporary work – and all are by the artists themselves.
‘Gerald Scarfe has done an original cartoon of Maggie Thatcher for me and Quentin Blake another original – a drawing of a nude girl.’
Save the Children, the Meningitis Research Foundation, Help a Capital Child, the Artists General Benevolent Institution, and the Chelsea Arts Club Trust are the beneficiaries.
The exhibition runs from 10-19 October at The Study, 10a Blandford Street, London, W1. The auction is on 16 October. For a full list of contributing artists head to www.greenandstonecharityauction.com