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Artist Tracy Emin donates exclusive prints worth thousands to Hove water charity
World-renowned artist Tracy Emin has donated exclusive prints to a water charity.
The fifty silk screen prints will be sold to raise money for Hove charity Drop4Drop, run by singer Adele’s partner Simon Konecki.
Each print will give an Indian community of at least 1,000 people clean drinking water for life.
The prints went on sale yesterday for £1,200 each with the potential to raise £60,000 in total.
Charity founder Simon Konecki, of Hove, said: “We are delighted to announce that Drop4Drop supporter Tracey Emin has kindly donated a limited edition print with all proceeds going to Drop4Drop.
“Each print sold will provide a community of at least 1,000 people in India with clean drinking water.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with both Scream Editions and the most successful contemporary female British artist ||of our time, Tracey Emin.
“With your help and support we have the potential to provide clean drinking water to over 50,000 people who have never before had the privilege.
“This is an exclusive opportunity to not only change the lives of 1,000 people but also add obtain valuable piece of art.
“I would like to say a huge thanks to Tracey and Scream Editions for this kind donation and I hope you will help me justify it by buying one.”
The print ‘Blue Figure III’ was available from Scream Editions from 10am yesterday.
Tracey Emin, CBE, RA, is one of the most successful and controversial contemporary British artists of modern times.
Scream Editions director Ruth Wilkinson said: “Tracy admires Simon’s charity and he admires her as an artist so this arrangement works really well.
“The prints are selling like hot cakes, we’ve sold about a third already.”
To buy one of the prints go to the website http://screameditions.com/tracey-emin-blue-figure-iii.html
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