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Charity auctions aplenty in London during Frieze week

Sales benefit Saatchi Gallery, Gasworks, cancer charity and Syrian children's education

Kader Attia, Ghost, 2007, selling at Christie's Thinking Big auction. Photo: courtesy of Saatchi Gallery

Christie’s has teamed up with the Saatchi Gallery for “Thinking Big” (17 October, King Street), a sale to raise funds to keep entry to the gallery and its education programme free. Fifty installations by Saatchi-connected artists are for sale without estimates or reserves.

A further 14 works, donated by artists, will be sold by Christie’s in its post-war and contemporary day sale (19 October, King Street) to benefit Gasworks, the non-profit art organisation.

Sotheby’s is selling works by 40 artists to benefit the collector Myriam Ullens’s cancer charity, the Mimi Foundation. Eight works will be sold at a gala (16 October), with the rest due to go on the block in a contemporary art day sale (18 October).

Ayyam Gallery is selling 15 works by its artists to benefit Jusoor, a charity that provides educational programmes for Syrian children. The sale will take place at the Royal Automotive Club (19 October).


Shurooq Amin, Blind New World, 2013, (est £3,000-£5,000), selling through Ayyam Gallery
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