image courtesy of Phillips / Annie Morris, Tbc reverse, 2019,
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image courtesy of Phillips / Paola Pivi, Untitled, 2019,
image courtesy of Phillips / Conor Harrington, Masters of Money and Mirrors
image courtesy of Phillips / Sean Scully, 12.4.18, 2018,
image courtesy of Phillips / Pejac, Reyuela, 2019
image courtesy of Phillips / Maggi Hambling, 2019,
image courtesy of Phillips / Kevin Francis Gray, Greek Girl (Pencils), 2019,
image courtesy of Phillips / Rachel Whiteread, House, 2018,
image courtesy of Phillips / Sara Shamma, Alien Two Heads

Some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists are donating new works to support communities affected by the global refugee crisis. An all-star lineup of artists, including Anish Kapoor and Jeremy Deller, have created works using pencils and crayons salvaged from the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais on the northern coast of France. The camp, once home to some 10,000 refugees, was demolished in 2016.

To help those displaced around the world, artists are creating works for the “Multicolour” exhibition at Cork Street Galleries in London from March 20 to March 31. The works will then be auctioned as part of Phillips’ “New Now” sale, which takes place on April 11, as well as online via partnerships with Artsy and My Art Broker.

Ninety percent of profits from the sale will be donated equally to Migrate Art’s key charity partners: RefuAid, Refugee Community Kitchen, The Lotus Flower, and The Worldwide Tribe. Ten percent will go toward future Migrate Art projects.

Cork Street Galleries
9 Cork Street
London W1S 3LL

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Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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