Tracey Emin and Frank Bowling Join Cure3 Fundraiser for Parkinson’s
Cube and square-shaped artworks by 96 leading artists are up for grabs at Bonhams London this week.
Michelangelo Bastiani, Tempest in a bottle (2022). Perspex cube, video, LED screen, glass, and glass jar. 20 x 20 x 20 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Established by Artwise curators Susie Allen and Laura Culpan in 2017, Cure3 has so far raised £1.2 million (US $1.4 million) for Parkinson's research by selling works by a wide range of well-known international artists.
Creative responses to Cure3's 20 centimetre-cubed perspex box format include the stormy illusion Tempest in a Bottle (2022) by Michelangelo Bastiani, and a re-invention of classical sculpture entitled Compression Loss (Inverted Venus) (2022) by digital collective TROIKA.
'The creativity of our "cubists" never ceases to amaze us and each response has been unique, original and different from the next one,' said Allen and Culpan.
To create more opportunities for painters, this year's Cure3 also includes two-dimensional works in a 20 x 20 centimetre format.
'We felt it was a good time to push the concept and literally think outside of the box,' Allen and Culpan stated.
Emin, who is taking part in the initiative for the first time, contributed a painting in the new format entitled And You Kissed Me (2022) in her loose, expressive style.
Bowling's Lying Down One (2022), meanwhile, is a fiery red-orange acrylic painting that incorporates loose-leaf tea—a recent addition to the pioneering abstract artist's more than 60-year practice.
Bowling also has a three-dimensional work in the show, My Cup Runneth Over (2020), which features a blended and brewed tea enshrined in a paint-encrusted vitrine.
Prices for works in Cure3 this year range from £1,000 to £80,000 (US $1,200–97,000). They can be previewed at Bonhams' New Bond Street location from 12 January for VIPs, and from 13 January for everyone else.
Works can be purchased online at cure3.co.uk. —[O]