Quentin Blake and Gerald Scarfe create new works for charity auction

Retail design consultancy Sheridan&Co will play host to an auction by art suppliers Green and Stone, which is celebrating 85 years of business by inviting more than 85 of its most famous customers to donate works of art.

Bryan Wharton
Bryan Wharton

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.

Manola Blahnik untitled watercolour on paper
Manola Blahnik untitled watercolour on paper

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.’

Neisha Crossland Centipide Stripe V2 Gouache on paper
Neisha Crossland Centipide Stripe V2 Gouache on paper

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.

Zoobs: God Save the Queen, screen print
Zoobs: God Save the Queen, screen print

 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

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