The Artists’ Colouring Book of ABC Humpty Dumpty Publishing, 2013
A number of contemporary artists have collaborated on a charity project to create a children's alphabetical colouring-in book, titled The Artists' Colouring Book of ABC.
The project was created by Charlotte Colbert (of Humpty Dumpty Publishing) and the people behind Alteria Art. The funds raised will go to London based Kids Company Charity. The charity was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996, supporting vulnerable inner-city children.
26 different leading contemporary artists, including Tracey Emin, Harland Miller, Gary Hume, Mat Collishaw and Paul Fryer were each given paper, a pen, ink and a brush. Each interpreting a letter from the alphabet in their own magical way, they were each asked to create an outlined image - ready for the recipient to bring to life and personalise with their own doodles, creativity and colour.
Tracey Emin The Artists’ Colouring Book of ABC Humpty Dumpty Publishing, 2013
The original prints created by each artist will be shown in an exhibition at Sotheby's on Bond Street, London (next to our Other Criteria gallery) from 6-11th December 2013. After this preview, the originals will be auctioned at the Serpentine Gallery on 12th December 2013. See below a list of all artists involved...
A is for Tracey Emin B is for Fiona Banner C is for Alex Katz D is for Harland Miller E is for Chantal Joffe F is for Gillian Ayres G is for Joseph Kosuth H is for Betty Woodman I is for Gary Hume J is for Pietro Ruffo K is for Cathie Pilkington L is for Mat Collishaw M is for Paula Rego N is for Kieth Coventry O is for Jake & Dinos Chapman P is for Grayson Perry Q is for Bob & Roberta Smith R is for Gavin Turk S is for Rachel Howard T is for Polly Morgan U is for Georgie Hopton V is for Maggi Hambling W is for Paul Fryer X is for Keith Tyson Y is for Yinka Shonibare Z is for Marc Quinn
Damien Hirst ABC Book Published by Other Criteria, 2013 Hardback board book 26 colour illustrations
These alphabet books are not only a great read and admired by all ages, they also help to bridge the generation gap of the contemporary art world of today and the future generation of children. And are perfect stocking fillers!