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Peter Doig’s lion stars in Parkinson’s charity show

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A diminutive sculpture of a lion and a lighthouse donated by Peter Doig helped a selling show of works by more than 50 fellow artists get off to a flying start last month. Within half an hour of opening, the Cure3 exhibition in aid of medical research into Parkinson’s at Bonhams in London attracted online buyers for almost half the works. Nearly £300,000 was raised for the good cause at the end of the three-day-long sale. Leading artists had created works encased in 20cm sq. Perspex boxes provided by the curatorial team at Artwise. They included Doig’s lion (£40,000), a box full of pill packaging and assorted medical materials by Damien Hirst (£20,000), a golden bear by Grayson Perry (£15,000) and a buxom soft sculpture by Sarah Lucas, Acts Like a Real Tit (£18,000), as well as miniature works by Peter Blake, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Gavin Turk among others. Cure3, which could become an annual event, was devised by Artwise in partnership with Bonhams and the David Ross Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the charity, the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.