Albert Memorial Wenlock Sculpture - Life Sized
- ID # 41411
- Current bid: £2,557.00
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- Closes: 07 December 2012
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This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind and larger-than-life piece of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Game history!
Albert Memorial Wenlock, inspired by Albert Memorial and celebrating the life of Queen Victoria's husband Albert, was created by artist Anna Ketskemety it appeared at various locations around London during summer 2012. Anna Ketskemety graduated with a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University in 1997. She is a visual arts practitioner based at Arena Studio's and Gallery in Liverpool, specialising in painting and 3D constructs. Images of her work are on her website at www.AnnaKetskemety.com.
As part of the Mayor of London Presents programme of free cultural events and activities for the 2012 Games, "Stroll" guided visitors to London and Londonders alike through different points of interest, iconic setting and cityscapes around the capital using 84 Official and strategically-positioned Olympic and Paralympic Mascot as the landmarks. Albert Memorial Wenlock was one of these special mascots.
Each sculpture of Wenlock and Mandeville is around 2m in height and is often individually and colourfully designed, corresponding to their immediate surroundings while capturing an element of London life.
Proceeds from the sale of this mascot will be donated to the Mayor's Fund for London, the charity with aims to inspire and improve the life chances of London's most disadvantaged children by ensuring they have skills and support to succeed. To find out more, visit www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk.
Please note that this a pre-sale offering for a mascot that will remain on the streets of London until decommissioning. As such, the mascot will undergo an assessment at the time of collection, if any work, more than cosmetic repairs and cleaning, is required, the sale of the mascot may be, at the discretion of organizers of the auction, null and void.
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