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Freedom from Torture is delighted to announce that the 13th edition of its biennial art auction, Drawing a Line Under Torture will run online from 23.10 – 06.11. Twelve Selected works will be auctioned at a live auction, hosted by Sotheby’s on Monday, 6th November from 7.30 pm. To register to bid online contact:
Drawing a Line Under Torture will feature works by more than 60 artists, with world-renowned names including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Kiki Smith, David Hockney, Maggi Hambling, Antony Gormley, Jim Dine, Paula Rego, Mona Hatoum, Quentin Blake, and Julian Opie. This vital biennial event has raised more than £1 million since its inception in 2003 and we hope to raise more than £300,000 in 2023. Art works will start at £400 with up to £95,000 expected for an original Grayson Perry ceramic, created especially for Freedom From Torture. 100% of the sale price of every work sold goes directly to Freedom from Torture, a British charity who have supported over 30,000 survivors of torture since 1985 with its pioneering torture rehabilitation services.

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  • Ai Weiwei
  • Grayson Perry
  • Kiki Smith
  • David Hockney
  • and more