The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Artwise and Bonhams have announced the sum of half a million pounds raised thus far this year by Cure3 . With more sales still anticipated, the amount raised at this stage surpasses the £300,000 raised by the inaugural Cure3 in 2017. All profits from Cure3 will be going directly to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and will make a significant contribution to ground-breaking research for a cure for Parkinson’s.
The well-attended showcase exhibition for Cure3 at Bonhams, London, ran from 26th October – 28th October 2018 with a glittering preview on the evening of 25th October. The VIP guests for the opening night, including eager collectors and a host of participating artists, were joined by CPT Patron, Mike Tindall who was interviewed live from the preview about Cure3 and the ongoing work of CPT for BBC London News.
Among the many impressive sales clocked up within an hour of the exhibition opening were Sir Anish Kapoor’ssumptuous blue domestic scale work ‘Blue3 for Cure3’ (£80,000) and the legendary Carmen Herrera’s ‘Blue Angle’ (£25,000) – her 1st ever sculptural work for public donation. By the end of the evening, works by artists including Turner Prize Winner, Helen Marten, Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake and Jonathan Yeo had all been snapped up, achieving an incredible opening night total in excess of £350,000 – beating the £300,000 achieved for all sales in 2017.
Deputy Chairman of Bonhams UK, Harvey Cammell, commented, ‘Having been closely involved since its inception, Bonhams are proud supporters of Cure3. Given the importance and number of participating artists, I am delighted that sales from the exhibition far exceeded last year’s inaugural event and raised so much for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.’
Art works for Cure3 were all available to purchase exclusively online at www.cure3.co.uk and with Christmas in mind, there are still a handful of beautiful and unique artworks available to buy at prices ranging from under £1,000 – £25,000. Each specially commissioned work has been created using a bespoke, Perspex box 20cmᶟ with the artists using the cube in an incredible variety of ways; including frame, support, plinth and vitrine.
Cureᶟ is an opportunity to support the ongoing work of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust to find a cure for Parkinson’s. Co-Founded in 2005 by Tom Isaacs, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) is a charitable organisation created by and for people living with Parkinson’s. CPT has one bold aim – to find a cure for Parkinson’s. CPT funds and supports pioneering research into new treatments which offer real hope of a cure to the more than 10 million people living with the condition worldwide.
Tom lived an inspirational life with Parkinson’s, devoted to the cause of CPT. He was passionate about the Cure3project from the beginning and it was Tom’s description of living with Parkinson’s as feeling like being ‘boxed in’ that inspired Artwise with the concept from which Cure3 was borne. Tom passed away on May 31st, 2017 and Cure3 2018 is dedicated to his memory and incredible achievements.
Cure3 is devised by Susie Allen and Laura Culpan from Artwise, the dynamic curatorial team behind the original RCA Secret postcard project. Cure3 has established itself as a critical and commercial success, securing plaudits from a host of international media including SKY News, F.T, How To Spend It, The Evening Standard, The SundayTimes, The Observer Magazine, The Telegraph, The Art Newspaper, Wallpaper* and World of Interiors – as well as raising significant funds for the ongoing work of CPT.
By Supporting Cure3 we can back the essential work carried out by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and continue the legacy of Tom Isaacs with his aim of consigning Parkinson’s to a disease of the past.
“Tom’s passion, determination and hard-work on behalf of everyone living with Parkinson’s were the hallmark of his life – and will be his continuing legacy.”
Michael J. Fox. Actor and Parkinson’s Activist with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The 81 Cure3 2018 artists included: Alice Anderson, Ron Arad, Miranda Argyle, Barnaby Barford, Rana Begum, Tony Bevan, Peter Blake, Rob and Nicky Carter, Daniel Chadwick, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Gordon Cheung, Mat Collishaw, Adam Dant, Pablo de Laborde Lascaris, Adeline de Monseignat, Bouke de Vries, Edmund de Waal, Diana Edmunds, Abigail Fallis, Knopp Ferro, Laura Ford, Andy Goldsworthy, Lothar Götz, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Hassan Hajjaj, Nigel Hall, Alex Hartley, Carmen Herrera, Nick Hornby, Paul Huxley, Vanessa Jackson, Tess Jaray, Ben Johnson, Idris Khan, Anish Kapoor, Phillip King, Helen Kirwan-Taylor, Tania Kovats, Brigitte Kowanz, Andrew Logan, Andrew McIntosh , Susie MacMurray , Elizabeth Magill, John Maine, Helen Marten, Harland Miller, Claire Morgan, Mariko Mori , Annie Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Angela Palmer, Florence Peake, Simon Periton, Julian Perry, Thomas J Price, Stephanie Quayle, Saad Qureshi, Danny Rolph, Andrew Sabin, Nina Saunders, Conrad Shawcross, Anj Smith, Dillwyn Smith, Amy Stephens, Sinta Tantra, Troika, Gavin Turk, Charlotte Verity, Jonathan Yeo.
Specially invited architects: Spencer & Grey (Foster + Partners), Piers Gough (CZWG Architects) Nicholas Grimshaw (Grimshaw Architects), Zaha Hadid Design, Ivan Harbour (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners), Michael Hopkins (Hopkins Architects), Alex Lifschutz (Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands) Alfred Munkenbeck (Munkenbeck + Partners), John Pawson, Chris Wilkinson (Wilkinson Eyre Architects) and Chris Williamson (Weston Williamson + Partners
Plans for Cure3 2019 will be announced in the Spring of 2019. Remaining boxes from the 2018 edition can be seen and acquired here for a limited time only https://cure3.co.uk/artworks/categories/3/