Leading Artists Transform Rolls-Royce Ghost Cars For Breast Cancer Charity
Twelve leading artists have created unique artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost, for a one-of-a-kind collection. These spectacular artworks, donated by some of the biggest names in contemporary art, will be on show from 20-25 May 2015 at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Berkeley Square to raise valuable funds for Breast Cancer Care.
The model motor car has been transformed to create an extraordinary collection of one-off art pieces, created by artists including: Maggi Hambling, Richard Wentworth, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, JJ Adams, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Charming Baker, Natasha Law, Angela Palmer, Andrew Salgado, Stuart Semple and Yinka Shonibare.
London artist Charming Baker, known for his emotionally charged work, explains the thinking behind his artwork, ‘One in Eight’. “It is important to me that the work I produce for this brief is relevant to the subject matter we’re dealing with. One in eight women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. So I have set the car in a clear block of resin, suspended in the middle of the block – floating, pristine. The block has been drilled 16 times, in a very orderly and simple grid pattern. Fourteen drill holes pass through the clear set resin only, two pass through the resin and the model car. It is a sculptural piece which looks very simple, but with an underlying reference to the huge numbers of people who are touched by breast cancer in the UK each year.”
Richard Carter, Director of Communications, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars commented, “This revered group of contemporary artists use Rolls-Royce Ghost models to create thought provoking works, all of which will be auctioned to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. This has been an exhilarating collaboration which promises to raise valuable funds for a very worthy cause.”
The Auction Preview will take place from 20-25 May 2015 at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars showroom in Berkeley Square. Opening times Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00, Saturday10:00 – 16:00, Sunday 11:00 – 17:00. The collaboration will conclude with a private auction at the Royal Automobile Club on 30 June 2015.
The full list of artists who have donated their work to Breast Cancer Care for the project include:
JJ Adams, Charming Baker, Maggi Hambling, Natasha Law, Angela Palmer, Andrew Salgado, Stuart Semple, Yinka Shonibare, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger and Richard Wentworth.
The exhibition will take place from 19-25 May at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Showroom in Berkeley Square and will conclude with a private auction at the Royal Automobile Club on 30 June.