By on

Legendary artist and humanitarian Damien Hirst has donated a painting to a cancer charity that is expected to fetch over £10,000 at auction.

The 43-year-old artist gifted the painting – one of his acclaimed spin-circle works – to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a charity set up by former English football star Bobby Robson, who is currently battling cancer for the fifth time. The charity was set up in 2008 and has already raised £1m for a new medical research centre at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

“I think it’s a fantastic and generous gesture from Mr Hirst,” said Robson. “He’s clearly a very talented artist and I must say I’ll be sorry to give up this wonderful painting. I’m sure we’ll find a very appreciative buyer who will enjoy owning this striking artwork and they will also have the satisfaction of knowing they have helped a very important cause.”

The artwork will be displayed at the Lazarides Gallery in Newcastle and prospective buyers are invited to register their interest with the gallery.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest news

Kate Beckinsale to Host 24th Annual LA ART SHOW Opening Night Gala

Kate Beckinsale to Host 24th Annual LA ART SHOW Opening Night Gala Jan 18, 2019

The LA Art Show is proud to announce that actress Kate Beckinsale will be the official host of the 2019 Opening Night Premiere Gala, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 7pm – 11pm. More
More news