Christie’s is delighted to support the Wedel Art Collective on Art to protect. Art to support., a charitable initiative of responsibly produced, 100% cotton face masks made in collaboration with six leading international artists: Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Barbara Kruger, Raymond Pettibon, Lorna Simpson and Rosemarie Trockel. Sold exclusively at MATCHESFASHION from £40 per mask, the project draws upon the power of contemporary art to encourage more people to wear face masks to protect, and support.
All proceeds from sales are donated to charity, 50% to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, and 50% divided between two charities working to support artists suffering financially from the pandemic. Based in the US, Artist Relief is an emergency coalition of national grant-makers who joined forces to give grants to artists facing dire financial need. In the UK, Common Practice is a partnership between UK-based not-for-profit spaces - providing direct support to emerging artists during and after COVID via ongoing commissions and initiatives.