12 of the biggest names in art have transformed the Rolls Royce Ghost for Breast Cancer Care

Twelve leading artists have created unique artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost, for a one-of-a-kind collection.

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Charming Baker One in Eight

These spectacular artworks, donated by some of the biggest names in contemporary art, will be on show from 20th-25th May 2015 at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Berkeley Square to raise valuable funds for Breast Cancer Care.

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Maggi Hambling Out of the Depths

The model motor car has been transformed to create an extraordinary collection of one-off art pieces, created by artists including: Maggi Hambling, Richard Wentworth, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, JJ Adams, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Charming Baker, Natasha Law, Angela Palmer, Andrew Salgado, Stuart Semple and Yinka Shonibare.

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Yinka Shonibare Mosaic Patterned Rolls-Royce

London artist Charming Baker, known for his emotionally charged work, explains the thinking behind his artwork, ‘One in Eight’.

“It is important to me that the work I produce for this brief is relevant to the subject matter we’re dealing with. One in eight women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. So I have set the car in a clear block of resin, suspended in the middle of the block – floating, pristine. The block has been drilled 16 times, in a very orderly and simple grid pattern. Fourteen drill holes pass through the clear set resin only, two pass through the resin and the model car. It is a sculptural piece which looks very simple, but with an underlying reference to the huge numbers of people who are touched by breast cancer in the UK each year.”

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JJ Adams Outta Time 2015

The Auction Preview will take place from 20th-25th May 2015 at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars showroom in Berkeley Square. Opening times Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00, Saturday10:00 – 16:00, Sunday 11:00 – 17:00. The collaboration will conclude with a private auction at the Royal Automobile Club on 30th June 2015.
To place a bid contact Emily Hoogstraten, Philanthropy Manager Emily@breastcancercare.org.uk

www.breastcancercare.org.uk/artproject

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Gavin Turk Ghost Story

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Mark Wallinger Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Andrew Salgado Painter’s Palette

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