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Top architects to sell £6k mini-artworks for charity


Mini sculptures from leading architects including Alex Lifschutz, Ivan Harbour and Piers Gough are to be sold for charity

Eleven architects are among 82 creatives to have committed to creating an original artwork for the Cure3 project.

Housed in Perspex 20cm3 cubes, the architects’ sculptures will be sold for £6,000 each with all profits going to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

The full list of participating architects is:

  • Spencer de Grey, head of design at Foster+Partners
  • Piers Gough, partner at CZWG Architects
  • Nicholas Grimshaw, partner at Grimshaw Architects
  • Ivan Harbour, partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Michael Hopkins, partner at Hopkins Architects
  • Alex Lifschutz, director at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  • Alfred Munkenbeck, senior partner at Munkenbeck + Partners
  • John Pawson
  • Chris Wilkinson, director at Wilkinson Eyre Architects
  • Chris Williamson, partner at Weston Williamson + Partners
  • Maha Kutay and Woody Yao, associate directors at Zaha Hadid Design

Other people taking part include pop artist Peter Blake, who co-designed the iconic sleeve for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Portrait artist Jonathan Yeo, who has painted Tony Blair and the Duke of Edinburgh, is also taking part, alongside sculptor and former Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor.

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust was co-founded in 2005 by Tom Isaacs. It funds and supports research into new treatments which offer hope of a cure to more than 10 million people living with the condition worldwide.


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  • Any women...?

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  • is a model of a construction detail or of a building , a sculpture, or a well executed and beautiful model... Not everything visually pleasing is art, nor everything built is architecture.

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