Bids flocking in for Willow Foundation art auction

PUBLISHED: 18:26 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 26 October 2009

The canvas designed by MP Grant Shapps

The canvas designed by MP Grant Shapps

BIDS are flocking in for hundreds of canvases created by celebrities and top artists. Nearly 300 pieces of artwork are being sold through online auction site eBay, in aid of the Willow Foundation. At the time of writing this evening (Thursday), a unique p

Bob Wilson's canvas

BIDS are flocking in for hundreds of canvases created by celebrities and top artists.

Nearly 300 pieces of artwork are being sold through online auction site eBay, in aid of the Willow Foundation.

At the time of writing this evening (Thursday), a unique piece by top artist Dan Baldwin was attracting the highest bid - of £797.77.

A piece by English sculptor, photographer and painter Richard Long was next at £600.

Currently third on the list is a canvas of character Mr Bump by Adam Hargreaves - son of Mr Men creator Roger - at £370.

Other famous names whose art was attracting interest were London Mayor Boris Johnson, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Monty Python star Eric Idle.

The canvases are on show at the SW1 Gallery in Cardinal Walk, London, until Saturday. The likes of Matt Damon, Jude Law and Sir Richard Attenborough have created canvases, as well as Willow co-founder Bob Wilson, and Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps, both pictured.

You can view the canvases, and bid for them, online at www.willowfoundation.org.uk/starsoncanvas


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