10 of the world’s finest contemporary artists produce editions to support Save the Children

Joyce Pensato Margate Batman (2019) Edition of 125 2 colour lithograph on Somerset Tub Sized Satin White 410gsm. Produced by Counter Studio, Margate. 76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in) Signed and dated by the artist © Joyce Pensato Courtesy of CounterEditions.com
Joyce Pensato Margate Batman (2019) Edition of 125 2 colour lithograph on Somerset Tub Sized Satin White 410gsm. Produced by Counter Studio, Margate.76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in) Signed and dated by the artist © Joyce Pensato Courtesy of CounterEditions.com

A remarkable set of new prints by ten of the world’s finest contemporary artists has been unveiled and are now on sale in order to help celebrate Save the Children’s centenary this year.

Tracey Emin CBE, RA and Sir Nicholas Serota have helped curate the collection which aims to celebrate the crucial work that Save the Children does through the eyes of ten renowned international artists, all of whom have composed new works under the simple and universal theme of ‘childhood’.

The limited-edition new prints are only available now at countereditions.com offering the unique opportunity to purchase an inspiring piece by some outstanding voices in contemporary art including:

Tracey Emin, CBE, RA: I Loved My Innocence (2019) Lithograph, Edition of 200
David Shrigley: I Love… (2019), Screenprint, Edition of 125
Martin Creed: Work No. 3370 (2019), Screenprint with fluorescent glitter, Edition of 125
Rose Wylie, RA: Singing in the Rain… (2019) Lithograph with screenprint, Edition of 100
Harland Miller: High on Hope (2019), Screenprint, Edition of 75
Katherine Bernhardt: African Violet (2019), Lithograph, Edition of 200
Benjamin Senior: Ball Games (2019), Lithograph, Edition of 100
Rob Pruitt: Giant Pandas Spend About 12 Hours a Day Eating Up to 15 Kilograms of Bamboo. Bamboo is Rich in Protein as Well as Fibre, Which is Why They Poop Up to 50 Times a Day! Sometimes They Eat and Poop at the Same Time (2019), Screenprint with hand-applied glitter, Edition of 125
Joyce Pensato: Margate Batman (2019), Lithograph, Edition of 125
Sir Antony Gormley, RA: FREE (2019), Lithograph with screenprint glaze & hand-poured varnish, Edition of 125

Antony Gormley FREE (2019) Edition of 125 4 colour lithograph with screenprint glaze and hand poured varnish on Somerset Tub Sized Satin White 410gsm. Produced by Counter Studio, Margate. 76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in) Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist © Antony Gormley Courtesy of CounterEditions.com
Antony Gormley FREE (2019) Edition of 125 4 colour lithograph with screenprint glaze and hand poured varnish on Somerset Tub Sized Satin White 410gsm. Produced by Counter Studio, Margate. 76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in) Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist © Antony Gormley Courtesy of CounterEditions.com

Project ambassador Tracey Emin, CBE, RA said:

“’This is an initiative that is incredibly special and important to me. I truly believe that this will help change the lives of so many children worldwide – quite simply – giving them a future.”

Each print is signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Edition sizes for each artist will vary between 75-200 prints, which are being sold individually and also as very limited numbered box sets. Prices for individual prints start from £750.00 depending on the artist. Prices for prints may rise quickly based on the global demand for many of these artists’ works, and the limited number of prints that are available.

Funds raised from sales will be split equally between Save the Children, the artist, and Counter Editions who are publishing the prints.

The project was inspired and created by Greg Nugent, formally a Director at London 2012 where he was responsible for the Cultural Olympiad. After the success of the London 2012 collection of prints, Greg approached Counter Editions and Save the Children about producing a new portfolio to help raise funds as part of the charity’s centenary.

Gemma Sherrington, Executive Director for Fundraising & Marketing for Save the Children said:

“Save the Children is incredibly grateful for the support of Tracey Emin and all of the artists who have been so generous in donating a print to Save the Children in recognition of our centenary year.

“One hundred years on from when our founder Eglantyne Jebb challenged to stop “wars against children”, in countries like Yemen and Syria, the war on children is not over. It’s actually intensifying. That’s why Save the Children has continued to stand side by side with children helping them to survive and thrive so they can go on to build a better future.

“But we can’t do it without the amazing support of the UK public. The money raised from the sale of the prints will help Save the Children to empower children to fulfil their incredible potential – not just here in the UK, but in more than 100 countries across the globe.”

The limited edition new prints are only available at countereditions.com now

Katherine Bernhardt African Violet (2019) Edition of 200 10 colour lithograph on Somerset Velvet White 300gsm. Produced by Counter Studio, Margate. 76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in) Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist © Katherine Bernhardt Courtesy of CounterEditions.com
Katherine Bernhardt African Violet (2019) Edition of 200 10 colour lithograph on Somerset Velvet White 300gsm. Produced by Counter Studio, Margate. 76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in) Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist © Katherine Bernhardt Courtesy of CounterEditions.com

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