10x10 Drawing the City London from Tomorrow to November 13rd 2012

Paul Smith, Lord Foster, Dame Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye create one-off artworks for spectacular exhibition and auction

by Valentina Ieva
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Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, fashion designer Paul Smith, artists Jake & Dinos Chapman, and acclaimed architects Lord Norman Foster, Dame Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye make up some of the 100 creative talents involved this year which sees original and existing artworks being exhibited and auctioned in aid of Article 25.

Article 25, the UK’s leading international development and disaster relief charity, has brought together a stellar line up from the worlds of architecture, art and fashion for the 10x10 Drawing the City London exhibition and auction in Somerset House’s newly restored West Wing.

The resulting pieces will be displayed in an exhibition at Somerset House from 1 to 13 November. An auction by Sotheby’s of 25 of the exhibited works will follow on 14 November at Somerset House. The remaining 75 works will run in a silent auction throughout the duration of the exhibition with all proceeds going to Article 25.

David Adjaye, a participant in 2011 and 2012, said: "The 10x10 initiative has provided a fascinating and diverse lens through which to see London – it is a series of unseen portraits of the city – secret views and private interpretations of the past, present and future of our everchanging capital. Collectively, the work tells an evocative urban story as told by influential urban thinkers and designers. As a project to raise funds for providing shelter for people affected by natural disasters, it also has a powerful global resonance that unites London with other capitals across the world."



Photo Credits:

1. 10x10 Drawing the City_Close up of Roger FitzGerald's finished piece_2012

2. Zaha Hadid

3. David Adjaye

4. Greg Penoyre

5. Ian Ritchie


    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)