Auction success for charities
Friday 5th June 2020
Two recent auctions have raised almost £140,000 for charities Quentin supports, much of the money raised going to help vulnerable people in the UK and overseas during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
His ten rainbow drawings, auctioned by Bonhams, netted a total of £63,900 for NHS Charities Together, with the drawing 'Acrobats' (pictured) achieving the staggering total of £12,000 alone. The drawings, created initially as free e-cards for people to share and send cheerful messages to each other, have gone beyond well beyond their initial remit to provide funds to be divided between numerous health service charities.
Quentin's 12 drawings, 'Imaginary Friends', created specially for Comic Relief's fundraising efforts this year, have realised £54,500 at auction at Christie's in London - 'Imaginary Friends #11' depicting a woman and lion, contributing almost £13,000 to the total. The same sale also featured some of Quentin's work being auctioned for Greenpeace and Survival International, bringing in nearly £26,000 for those two charities. (One of the works, 'Girls in Green 5' is also shown above.)