§ JOHN BYRNE (SCOTTISH B.1940)
WEST OF EIGHTH AVENUE
Signed, mixed media on paper
76cm x 56cm (30in x 22in)
Estimate £ 6,000-8,000
Note: This painting has been donated by the artist to The Teapot Trust to be sold on their behalf.
John Byrne, the critically acclaimed artist and playwright, truly believes in the power of art to add richness, joy and delight to everybody's life. As a result, he is a long-standing supporter of local charity, The Teapot Trust which is dedicated to providing professional art therapy in a medical environment to children coping with chronic illness. In particular, they focus on supporting children suffering from complex rheumatological diseases, including Lupus. Their art therapists work in medical settings, including clinics, hospital wards, and hospices to support children coping with the emotional and mental strain that so often accompanies their battle with illness.
In an effort to raise funds to continue and expand these projects, Byrne has donated this striking New-York inspired artwork, 'West of 8th' to be auctioned on behalf of The Teapot Trust.
Sold for £20,000 (buyer's premium included)