Kate Moss and Chris Levine Donate Artwork to Bonhams British Cool Sale to Benefit Oxfam

A unique photographic artwork of the world-famous supermodel Kate Moss by the artist Chris Levine – jointly donated by both Levine and Moss to raise funds for Oxfam GB – is one of the stand-out lots of Bonhams' inaugural British. Cool. sale on 25 February in London. The work has an estimate of £20,000 - 30,000.

Speaking of the work, Kate Moss commented, "Working with Chris was an incredible creative experience. The atmosphere on set was really calm and meditative and he has captured that stillness perfectly in this piece. I love the serenity in this image."

Chris Levine added, "This meditative piece is very special to me and it was a dream come true to create it. It speaks of inner beauty and infinite peace within us. The work draws the viewer towards stillness, which is a portal to the divine, offering a moments refuge in a crazy world."

Oxfam said, "We are grateful to Kate Moss for the generous donation of this striking lenticular 3D print and for her support for Oxfam over the years. All funds raised from the purchase of this item will support Oxfam's work to tackle poverty around the world."

Chris Levine is a UK-based light artist, who works across a variety of mediums in pursuit of an expanded state of perception and awareness. Levine uses light to imbue his work with a spiritual and meditative edge. His status as one of the world's leading light artists has led to several high-profile cross media collaborations from Massive Attack, Kate Moss, Grace Jones and Jon Hopkins and has produced work for Chanel, BMW and Swarovski. Levine's work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery, Kensington Palace, the Science Museum, The Eden Project, The Royal Opera House, The Annenberg Space for Photography, MATE museum in Lima, New York City's Museum of Arts & Design, London's Fine Art Society and Tasmania's MONA museum.

Head of Sale, Janet Hardie, commented; "We are honoured to be able to offer this captivating and exceptional artwork of the British supermodel Kate Moss, generously donated directly by Kate Moss and Chris Levine to help raise funds for Oxfam GB. It is a partnership that truly fits the theme of the sale and brings together some of the very best of British."

British. Cool. is a cross-departmental sale of works of art, photographs, designer fashion and entertainment memorabilia, exploring what really gives Britain the right to the prefix 'Great'. For a small island, Britain has undeniably had a disproportionate cultural impact on the world – and whether it's post-war art or post-punk music, Britain has made its mark. In British. Cool. Bonhams will showcase a diverse range of British and émigré talent from the last one hundred years.

Other highlights of the sale include:

• As part of the sale, Bonhams will also be partnering with British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist Yinka Ilori, who will be curating a selection of his favourite works from the sale. Bonhams will also offer three unique works by the artist; United We Stand United We Fall, 2021, (Estimate: £3,000-5,000), Sometimes The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side, 2021, (Estimate: £3,000-5,000), and Ayomide, 2021 (Estimate: £3,000-5,000).

• A large number of prints by Banksy, including Girl with Balloon, 2004. Estimate: £100,000-150,000.

Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Lucky, 1999 (2018 upgraded version). Estimate: £40,000-60,000.

Lillian Bassman, Jean Shrimpton. Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000.

Art Kane, The Who With Flag, 1968, printed later. Estimate: £10,000 - 12,000.

Gerald Laing, B.B., from 'Baby Baby Wild Things', 1968. Estimate: £6,000-8,000.

Bob and Roberta Smith R.A., Art Does Real And Permanent Good, 2020. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000.

Damien Hirst for Manolo Blahnik Spot Boots, circa 2002 (includes original box). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000.

Property from The Iain MacMillan Archive, including; The Beatles, 'Abbey Road', 1969, Estimate: £4,000-6,000.

Alexander McQueen Birds of Paradise Gown, circa Spring/Summer 2008. Estimate: £1,500-2,000.


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