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Vettriano triptych donated for Art For L’Aquila fundraising auction

Fredi Marcarini and Jack Vettriano have donated a set of their Artist’s Proofs of the triptych of photographs featured here to the Art for L’Aquila fundraising auction that takes place at the Italian Cultural Institute in London on 2nd July.

The Cultural Institute are hosting the exhibition from 29th June through to 2nd July and the auction itself will take place at 7pm and will be conducted by Bloomsbury Auctions.

The exhibition and auction will feature the work of a diverse set of young artists from Abruzzo alongside work by more established, international artists.

When approached to donate something to the auction, Vettriano commented:

“Like everyone, I was deeply saddened and shocked to see the devastation and misery caused by the earthquake in Abruzzo in April and in particular the appalling loss in L’Aquila.

I greatly admire the efforts made by the young, emerging artists of Abruzzo who have given their work to the Art for Aquila auction and I was particularly moved to hear they have asked for the funds raised to go towards the restoration of the dome of Santa Maria del Suffragio. I have always been stimulated by visual pleasures and I absolutely share these artists’ sentiment that everyone should have the chance to walk down the street and view something beautiful every day.

Fredi Marcarini is a great italian photographer who lives and works in Milan and I hope that our joint donation of the triptych of photographs on which we collaborated together last year, makes for a fitting contribution to next week’s auction.”

Fredi Marcarini commented:

“Art for art is a wonderful idea. Giving money is one thing, but the opportunity to use one’s art to bring back and restore art in l’Aquila, is something else.”

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