GERALD SCARFE – THE MAKING OF PINK FLOYD THE WALL. AUCTION OF FIRST EDITION WITH NUMEROUS ANNOTATIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS INSERTED AND ADDED BY SCARFE.
On Monday 8th December Gerald Scarfe is taking part in a fundraising auction, First Editions: Redrawn, in partnership with Sotheby’s is being held. All the funds raised from the auction – Sotheby’s has very generously waived all sale commission – will go to support House of Illustration. They moved into their new home this summer, and the artistic and educational potential of the new space is even more exciting than predicted, but they need funding to fulfil its potential.
For any fans of Pink Floyd The Wall this auction lot is a ‘must have’ item.
First Editions: Redrawn will be a unique auction of re-illustrated and annotated first editions from some of the world’s greatest living illustrators. Thirty-four acclaimed illustrators – and some authors – have returned to one of their classic books, adding extra illustrations, comments on existing drawings and personal insights about the motivation behind characters.
This has resulted in 38 unique lots – the definitive, never to be repeated, editions of 38 timeless classics.
The auction will be held at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA on Monday 8 December at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm).
For more information on the Scarfe lot and all other artists taking part, go to the House of Illustration web site: http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/news/latest-news/first-editions-redrawn-at-sothebys