Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller has created a limited-edition work for the Art For Grenfell project to raise money for survivors.
An edition of 100 prints of the artist’s silkscreen Some Londoners is being made available. Each numbered copy has been signed by Deller and is on sale at £500.
Katie Heller and Hamish McAlpine, who set up Art For Grenfell, said: “Six months on and most of the Grenfell survivors are still unhoused.
“Entire families will be spending Christmas in a single hotel room. It is wholly unacceptable that this is the situation in one of the richest boroughs in one of the richest cities in the world.” All the proceeds will go to local charity The Rugby Portobello Trust which has worked with survivors; helping them settle in new homes and coordinating the distribution of computers and phones to contact their families.
Deller is not the only artist to have backed struggling residents in the wake of the fatal blaze in west London.
An auction at Sotheby’s in October raised almost £2 million with work by such artists as Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger going under the hammer.
Some Londoners is on sale from www.wortonhallstudios.com