Inkie’s Urban Art Auction

One of several pieces by urban artist Eine which will go under the hammer next week at an auction to will raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in London…


Eine’s piece for Inkie’s auction at Paradise by way of Kensal Green on Thursday 23rd April

Although not as famous outside the world of street art as say Banksy or Goldie, we’re assured that a chap going by the name of Inkie is an urban art legend here in the UK (he came second in the World Street Art Championships in 1989, we’re told).

Next week Inkie is hosting a charity auction event in London that will see pieces of work by the likes of the aforementioned Banksy, 3D (from Massive Attack), Goldie, Insect, D-Face, Sick Boy and Pure Evil sold to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and promote awareness about the Cochlear Implant. Inkie’s daughter, now four, was born deaf but has had one of these small electrical implants so this auction is Inkie’s way of raising awareness of the device and the quality of life it can offer to the seriously hard of hearing.

The auction (which will take place at the Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green pub) will include a three course dinner – and just 70 tickets are available for this at £100 each. The auction will be conducted by the respected auction house, Dreweatts and each ticket rewards you with a limited edition numbered print which has been designed by Inkie himself; especially for this event. For those of you that can’t afford to go to the dinner and auction, there will be an after party taking place upstairs at the venue from 9pm with a host of DJ’s including Scartch Perverts, Justin Robertson and Stanton Warriors. Entry is a recession-friendly £5 and there will be screenprints available to buy.

Here is a selection of pieces that will be up for grabs at the auction next week:


Goldie produced this screenprint specially for the auction


This original painting by Grafter will be up for auction


3D’s piece, a hand-finished Giclee print


This screenprint by Insect will be up for grabs

Inkie’s Urban Art Auction will take place on Thursday 23rd April at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green.
Tickets available from Thursday 2nd April on 0208 969 0098 and ask for Pedro or email pedro@theparadise.co.uk.

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