Painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling has created two new limited edition prints – ‘George Melly Singing’ and ‘Stephen Fry Musing’ which will raise funds for Terrence Higgins Trust (THT). The prints will be exhibited at the Toni Heath Gallery, Lambs Conduit Passage, London WC1, from August 4 to August 26 2006.
During the exhibition, £75 from each sale will be donated to THT and following the exhibition prints may be viewed and purchased from www.iapfineart.com, where £50 from each sale will come to THT. The two new prints will complement Maggi’s silk-screen print, ‘Portrait of Derek Jarman’, which has been sold to benefit THT since 1998.
Both Stephen Fry and George Melly are supporters of THT. Stephen is the President of THT’s ‘Friends for Life’ major donor programme.
Debbie Holmes, Director of Fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust said “The prints of Stephen and George are fantastic and we’re delighted that Maggi is supporting us in this way. With HIV on the increase, we need donations more than ever. All the funds raised will go on our vital work, supporting people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.”
Maggi Hambling said: “I am really pleased. Stephen Fry, and the 80-year-old birthday boy George Melly are such marvellous subjects for my two new portraits.”
Maggi’s work is represented in the following public collections in London: TATE, British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and the V&A. She is one of Britain’s best-known and controversial living artists.