London’s Southbank Centre and artist STIK have joined forces to raise substantial funds for the Imagine Children’s Festival, the leading arts festival in the UK for children aged 0-11. As part of this collaboration, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on Thursday, June 29, will showcase a unique collection of six artist’s proofs created by STIK.
Earlier this year, STIK hosted the highly successful STIK STAMP, a series of free workshops at the Southbank Centre. During the nine-day event, 3,500 children had the opportunity to lift one of six life-sized inked rubber stamps, meticulously hand-carved by STIK and featuring his iconic minimalist ‘stick man’ figure, onto exquisite 100% wove hemp paper. By jumping, stomping, and stamping, each child created their own one-of-a-kind monochrome print to take home.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase the only set of artist’s-proofs, made by the artist during the STAMP event at the Southbank Centre. Signed and numbered by STIK, each print is additionally marked with the studio insignia. The prints were made by stamping on hand-carved life-size rubber stamps, which were later destroyed. These six prints form part of an animation, which along with images of the prints made at the children’s workshop, will be premiered at Glastonbury Festival in June 2023. They will be offered as a framed set with a low estimate of £15,000 at Christie’s in London as part of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on Thursday 29 June.
Christie’s 8 King Street, St. James’s London SW1Y 6QT
Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale 29 June, 1 PM BST | Live Auction 21887