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George: Twenty Years in Mayfair Online Charity Sale Benefiting The Caring Family Foundation

Christie’s has announced the online charity sale George: Twenty Years in Mayfair, benefitting The Caring Family Foundation, which is open for bidding from 14-28 March.

George Club exterior

Conjuring the evocative atmosphere of this much loved London private members’ club which has been at the heart of Mayfair life for the last 20 years, the sale comprises 71 lots focused entirely on the works that adorned the walls, spanning Modern British art, Prints, Posters, Post-War and Photography. The collection is led by Tracey Emin’s unique blue and white neon I’m a Rare Bear, 2014 which was previously auctioned for charity at Christie's by Emin herself (estimate: £70,000-100,000).

Further highlights include the original Dachshund linocut designed for George by Hugo Guinness, which became the club’s much-loved logo (estimate: £300-500), a notable array of prints and exhibition posters by David Hockney, ski and travel posters by Emil Cardinaux, photographs by Slim Aarons and drawings by Ernest Howard Shepard, the acclaimed illustrator of Winnie the Pooh. A celebration of George, the sale comes ahead of the club re-opening in Summer 2023 having been temporarily closed for refurbishment.

Richard Caring said: “Patricia (Caring) and I have worked long and hard to create what, we hope, will be a beautiful site for George, which should now be the image and impression that it truly deserves. Some of the most spectacular paintings, drawings and decorations from George have been taken down and put into this auction with all proceeds going to The Caring Family Foundation. The money raised will go towards our continued efforts to tackle domestic abuse, child poverty and reforestation in the UK and Brazil, with our core focus remaining on women and children across these areas."

The Earl of Snowdon, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMEA, said: “Christie’s is delighted to offer works of art which adorned the walls of George Club in the heart of Mayfair. From Tracey Emin’s neon ‘I’m a rare bear’ to the extensive collection of David Hockney prints and posters, these works will all be sold to benefit the brilliant Caring Family Foundation which works towards alleviating child hunger, domestic abuse and deforestation.”

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