23 November, 2021
London Trade Art is proud to announce its collaboration with hyperrealism artist Gabriella Anouk in support of the 2021 Help for Children Gala, which celebrates 15 years of HFC’s efforts to fight child abuse in the UK. For the occasion, the artist donated three unique items for the Silent Auction, which included the first Giclée limited edition print of twenty and her first-ever NFT animated artwork minted by and hosted on the LTArt platform.
From left to right: Francesca Casiraghi, CEO of London Trade Art, and Gabriella Anouk, standing in front of limited edition Giclée print of ‘Peachy’ / Photo credit: Andrew Leo Photography
Gabriella said: 'I was very excited to have the opportunity to support the HFC Gala this year with a unique combination of my Fine Art limited edition print and first ever NFT of Peachy in collaboration with London Trade Art, as well as a personal invitation to my Solo Exhibition in January 2022. It was a beautiful evening and I'm so pleased that it raised a significant amount of money for such a worthy charity.'
The animated artwork, titled ‘Peachy’, was inspired by the cheeky peach emoji and by some peaches in Gabriella Anouk Anouk’s fruit bowl during the first lockdown in 2020. She pursued the idea of creating the furry texture of a peach with the sensual addition of see-through slime. It has become her most sought-after artwork.
We are delighted to report that ‘Peachy’ sold for £7,125 on the night, making it the lot that was sold for the highest bid at the silent auction. The winning bidder of the NFT and its corresponding Limited Edition Giclée Print, Conor Kiernan, said: 'When I caught a glimpse from across the room at the HFC Gala I just knew I could not resist such a fine piece of...art. Help For Children is a terrific cause, and I am delighted to support them through the purchase of this beautiful and bold piece. Gabriella's titillating and incredibly realistic Slime Series has been a lot of fun to follow on social media. To get my hands on Peachy (no pun intended) has been a dream come true. I shall proudly display the physical artwork at home, and when I finally find a suitable spot in the metaverse I shall hang my virtual NFT there as well!'