Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin and Yinka Shonibare are some of the artists whose works will be featured.
From 20-30 July, Sotheby’s will hold a ‘Help the hungry’ auction.
The money raised will go to the Evening Standard’s ‘Food for London Now’ appeal together with the Felix Project, which is considered to be London’s largest community kitchen.
So far the campaign has raised an incredible £7.5million, three-quarters of the way to the £10million target.
Auction highlights will include a drawing by Tracey Emin, three etchings from Anish Kapoor and a plate with flowers by Ai Weiwei.
Sotheby’s senior director Oliver Barker commented: “We are grateful to the artists who have generously contributed their works and we’re looking forward to channelling part of the excitement of our major sales in London this month into a cause which will provide food and comfort to the capital’s most vulnerable.
Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the Evening Standard added: “We are delighted to be raising money with Sotheby’s and some of the world’s leading contemporary artists to help create London’s biggest community kitchen that will continue to feed those in need for years to come.”
Source: Evening Standard