After three busy and highly successful days, the showcase exhibition to launch the new art project Cure3, closed at Bonhams
London on 15th March. Considerable advance interest resulted in brisk early sales with 40% of the works finding eager buyers within the first 30 minutes of the opening, including works by Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Sir Peter Blake and Peter Doig. Whilst a small handful of art works are still available to purchase via the website, Cure³ has raised over a quarter of a million pounds, with all proceeds going directly towards vital research to find a cure for Parkinsons.
Cure³ was created to raise awareness and funds for the charity, The Cure Parkinsons Trust (CPT), an organisation which only funds work which has the capacity to slow, stop or reverse the condition. Parkinsons currently affects more than 10 million people worldwide but current ground-breaking research offers real hope. Tom Isaacs, Co-Founder and President of The Cure Parkinsons Trust commented: The money raised from the event will be allocated to clinical trials which have been prioritised by the best Parkinsons scientists around the world all of which have the potential to slow, stop and perhaps even reverse Parkinsons. We are on the cusp of a breakthrough. Watch this space.
Cure³ has been an incredible collaborative project, created by the curatorial team Artwise in partnership with Bonhams and the David Ross Foundation and made possible by the generosity and enthusiasm of the 53 participating artists. The outstanding quality of their work made Cure³ a critical triumph, as well as a fundraising success. Harvey Cammell, Deputy Chairman Bonhams UK, said "Bonhams has been delighted to host Cure³ in our flagship London saleroom. The phenomenal line-up of world-class contemporary artists all of whom so generously donated work - made this a wonderful event and one that art collectors will remember for a long time, especially if they were fortunate enough to acquire one of the works. We are proud of our part in raising both funds and awareness for the Cure Parkinsons Trust.
Cure³ artists: Rebecca Ackroyd, Alice Anderson, Ron Arad, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, Rana Begum, Tony Bevan, Peter Blake, Willard Boepple, Rob and Nick Carter, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Daniel Chadwick, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Mat Collishaw, Shezad Dawood, Bouke de Vries, Peter Doig, Knopp Ferro, Margarita Gluzberg, Andy Goldsworthy, Noémie Goudal, Subodh Gupta, Nicholas Hatfull, Sean Henry, Damien Hirst, Henry Hudson, Paul Huxley, Alison Jackson, Ben Johnson, Allen Jones, Idris Khan, Bharti Kher, Rachel Kneebone, Eva LeWitt, Liliane Lijn, George Henry Longly, Sarah Lucas, John McLean, Polly Morgan, Annie Morris, Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Cathie Pilkington, Stephanie Quayle, Boo Saville, Conrad Shawcross, Yinka Shonibare, Sissi, Amy Stephens, Gavin Turk, Rebecca Warren, Hugo Wilson, Rose Wylie, Jonathan Yeo.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Parkinsons, and we are delighted that Cure³ proved a fitting event to mark this important milestone. The support given by so many enthusiastic collectors in purchasing works will allow CPT to continue its vital work and we look forward to the next instalment of this new and significant annual event, Cure3.