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Anish Kapoor and Carmen Herrera help raise record £500,000 sum for Cure3 Parkinson's initiative

Anish Kapoor, Blue3 for Cure3 courtesy Cure3

An exhibition and sale of works in aid of the charity Cure Parkinson’s Trust has broken records. The second edition of Cure3 has so far raised half a million pounds, surpassing the £300,000 sum raised by the inaugural 2017 event. Eighty-two artists were invited to create a unique work using a bespoke Perspex box measuring 20cm3 for the second edition of Cure3 which also included 11 pieces this year by architects including John Pawson. “The cube can be used in any way the artist chooses; as frame, support or to contain,” a project statement said. The cubed creations were on view at Bonhams, London, from 26 to 28 October (and crucially, some choice pieces are still available to purchase on cure3.co.uk). Anish Kapoor’s eye-popping cubed piece, Blue3 for Cure3, was bought for £80,000 while Blue Angle by the Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera was snapped up at £25,000. The impressive charity initiative, which is devised by the curatorial collective Artwise, will help fund research into slowing, stopping or reversing Parkinson’s, a degenerative condition.