IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS THE SAATCHI GALLERY PRESENTED 15 OF THE 20 MOST VISITED MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON
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Gallery/Dealer Details - The Sovereign Art FoundationThe Sovereign Art Foundation is a charity registered in Hong Kong and the UK that raises money to help disadvantaged children using the arts as rehabilitation, education and therapy. It was established in 2003 and runs the annual Sovereign Art Prizes in Asia and Europe and plans are well advanced to launch a third prize in the Middle East.
The Sovereign Art Prizes are visual arts competitions that aim to give recognition to the regions’ most exciting contemporary established and emerging artists. The prizes are unique in their inspiring and ambitious review of contemporary art from the entirety of the Asian, European and Middle Eastern countries.
A panel of judges select thirty artists from critically nominated submissions to form a shortlist. The short listed artists are then exhibited in a major public space. During the exhibition the final judging is performed and the winner of the 25,000 Euro/US dollar first prize is announced.
At the culmination of the exhibition there is a charity gala auction. Here the finalists’ works, excluding the first prize winner, are auctioned with half the proceeds going to the Foundation, and the other half going back to the artist. This is an opportunity to not only support contemporary artists, but help raise funds for charity.
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