Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (B. 1977)
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more Property Sold to Benefit The Eve Appeal
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (B. 1977)

Marsh Warbler

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (B. 1977)
Marsh Warbler
signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'Marsh Warbler LYB 2013' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
33½ x 29½in. (85.2 x 75cm.)
Painted in 2013
Donated by the artist.
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

'I'm thrilled to be able to support The Eve Appeal through something as simple as the donation of a painting. It seems a small ask in consideration of the vital and incredible work they do to raise awareness and fund research' (Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2014).

Female artists have always been working away, but the acceptance and celebration of their work has often taken longer to follow. While the female form itself has long been represented throughout art history, the strong and determined characters of the Feminist movement smashed the age-old pedestal and today, we celebrate the art of women with the same enthusiasm and passion as we do for their counterparts. The works included in this sale represent a carefully curated selection, all generously donated directly from the artists.

The Eve Appeal is the UK’s only national charity raising funds for all five gynaecological cancers. Every day, 53 women in the UK are diagnosed with one of these cancers, of which 21 will lose the battle they have been fighting. The Eve Appeal is determined to change this and this auction will raise funds to ensure that we can continue its important work of funding research in this field.
The international scope of the artists who have chosen to participate demonstrates the truly universal call to action that The Eve Appeal inspires amongst its supporters. I would like to thank Francis Outred, Bianca Chu and the First Open LDN team at Christie’s for their support as well as the generosity of the artists, their galleries and their studios.

Dominic Hourd
Art Event Manager
The Eve Appeal

‘I am very pleased to support The Eve Appeal in raising money to fight women’s cancers while celebrating the talent of female artists – I hope you will support this event by bidding for the works in this auction’ (Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery, 2014).

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