Artists rally to help fight Parkinson’s disease

Sale of works by Peter Doig, Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst among others will to help fund research into the degenerative condition


More than 50 artists, including Peter Doig, Peter Blake, Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst, Rose Wylie, Rachel Kneebone, Grayson Perry and Julian Opie, among others have created small-scale, unique works for a big cause. A sale of their works will help fund research into slowing, stopping or reversing the degenerative condition, Parkinson’s.

Each artist is filling a 20-cubic-cm Perspex box, many in their signature style. Susie Allen of Artwise, the curatorial collective that has organised Cure3, compares it to managing more than 50 commissions. “Many artists have done iconic works: they are all very recognisable,” she says. “They have put their heart and soul into it.”

They are all due to go on show in a selling exhibition at Bonhams, London, next month (13-15 March). Money raised from the sale of the works, which range in price from £650 to £20,000, will go towards supporting the charity Cure Parkinson’s Trust. The project, which Allen hopes will become an annual event, is supported by the David Ross Foundation.