British artists, sport stars, and TV presenters have rallied to raise funds for The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts, an educational charity dedicated to giving youngsters access to cultural activities, spearheaded by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Self-portraits by the likes of Tracey Emin, Ryan Gander, Angela de la Cruz, Quentin Blake, and Mary McCartney are to be auctioned at Christie's London on May 9th, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Emin or Blake might not be deterred by the prospect of grabbing a pen and paper, but many of the Prince's Foundation supporters haven't had the chance to draw since their school days. That hasn't stopped them, and a large number of their heartfelt self-portraits will be available on Ebay from tomorrow. Among the most remarkable are Adele's Union Jack portrait, complete with tin foil earrings and fake eyelashes, actor Ioan Gruffudd as Lancelot in the "King Arthur" film, and Ronnie Wood's self portrait with a Venetian mask.
With their drawings, Britain's great and good have joined more than 320,000 children who uploaded their own works onto the Face Britain Online Gallery, hundreds of which were projected onto Buckingham Palace on April 19th.