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March 15, 2010 by Ellie

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Oxfam is holding the Ox-Tales auction at the Saatchi Gallery on 16th March. The auction is the culmination of a unique collaboration between leading contemporary authors and artists, including William Boyd, John le Carré, Geoff Dyer, Jeanette Winterson, Maggi Hambling, Antony Gormley and Michael Craig-Martin.

In 2009, 38 authors joined forces in support of Oxfam to produce 4 brilliant collections of short stories, Ox-Tales, themed loosely on the four elements: EARTH, AIR, FIRE and WATER. Following the successful launch of a popular paperback edition last year, the authors all agreed to sign a unique limited edition box set of the four Ox-Tales books.

14 leading artists - Craigie Aitchison, Sir Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, Mat Collishaw, Antony Gormley, Subodh Gupta, Maggi Hambling, Rachel Howard, John Hoyland, Richard Long, Humphrey Ocean, Joe Tilson, Keith Tyson and Gavin Turk - were given one box each and asked to create an original work of art.

These unique artworks will be auctioned in aid of Oxfam at the Saatchi Gallery on 16th March. The box sets will also be on sale for the first time at the gallery. All proceeds from the auction and sale will go to fund Oxfam's work in overseas countries.

To download the Ox-Tales catalogue, visit the Oxfam website.

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The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road,  London SW3 4SQ Date: 16th March 2010 Time: 7.00 – 10.00pm

This event is by invitation only.