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Leading lights of the urban art scene have joined forces to launch the first urban art sale in aid of youth charity The Prince’s Trust. Twenty-five artists including Nick Walker, Goldie, D*Face, Mau Mau and Dicy have donated artworks to The Prince’s Trust Success Collection.
The collection, which will also feature a new Banksy piece, will be publicly auctioned by auction house Dreweatts on 26th February from 6pm. The auction aims to raise thousands to help unemployed young people into work with The Prince’s Trust.
The works will be on view before the sale in an exhibition at the Ultralounge, the dedicated arts and exhibition space in Selfridges’ Oxford Street, London, from 20th - 26th February.
Dicy, one of the stars of the exhibition, was supported by the youth charity when he was just starting out. He said: "The Prince's Trust gave me the confidence and backing to start my own design business when no-one else would. Now I'm incredibly proud to give something back, helping more young people reach their potential."
The Prince’s Trust Success Collection will headline at Selfridges’ Ultralounge with another two collections during the same period – Art Core and Urban Art which will also feature new work by Banksy.
Urban Art will feature additional works from leading national and international street artists, including Banksy, Nick Walker, Adam Neate and Guy Denning.
ArtCore is the first ever visual documentation of Acid House and the rave movement, featuring artworks from iconic clubs and raves including The End Club, Queer Nation, Raindance and Tribal Gathering.
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps 100 young people every working day, giving them the skills and qualifications to get a job.
Image 1: Lot 75: Nick Walker ‘Ratatouille’ 2009, Hand finished screen print.
Lot 71: Goldie ‘Daily Bread’ 2008, Spray paint collage and freehand layered on canvas.
Lot 93: Mau Mau ‘Suc Sess’ 2008 Acrylic, spray paint oil, pastel, on 300g water colour paper.
Lot 73: Matt Small ‘Peter’ Mixed media on found wood.