Tracey Emin, Frank Bowling and NFT artists create works in aid of Parkinson’s research

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Around 90 artists, including Tracey Emin and Frank Bowling, have created works for the fourth edition of Cure3, a selling exhibition in aid of medical research into the degenerative neurological condition Parkinson’s.

The show will take place at Bonhams in London from 13-17 January and online at cure3.co.uk. All profits go directly to Cure Parkinson’s, a UK charity working towards finding a cure for the condition, which affects an estimated 145,000 people in the UK and 10 million worldwide.

Participating artists were invited to create a unique sculptural work inside a Perspex box measuring 20cm3 or in a new two-dimensional format of 20cm x 20cm. Project organisers are also offering a range of newly commissioned NFTs for the first time (prices range from £1,000 up to £80,000).

Artists who have participated in previous Cure3 sales, including Rana Begum, Mona Hatoum, Idris Khan, Polly Morgan, and Conrad Shawcross, have contributed new works. New participants for 2023 include Emin, with the painting And You Kissed Me, priced at £80,000, and Bowling, whose acrylic gel and loose leaf tea work, Lying Down One, is for sale at £10,000.

Tracey Emin’s painting And You Kissed Me. Photo: courtesy of Artwise

“The creativity of our ‘cubists’ never ceases to amaze us and each response has been unique, original and different from the next one,” say Susie Allen and Laura Culpan of Artwise, the curatorial collective behind Cure3, in a statement.

“We are also excited to announce the addition of specially commissioned NFTs for Cure3 2023, trialling a new format of charitable giving in the crypto world,” they add. Anna Carreras, Anna Lucia and Marcelo Soria Rodriguez are among the generative artists minting NFTs for the sale.

Since the first Cube3 sale in 2017, the charitable initiative has raised in excess of £1.2m for Parkinson’s research and commissioned 220 works from 176 artists.

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