We have recently been contacted by House of Illustration, a public gallery solely dedicated to illustration and graphic arts. Their news? The artist Christopher Brown has just created a one-off book jacket for The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle.
It is one of a number of generous donations they have received from leading artists for their forthcoming auction at Sotheby, First Editions Re-covered.
On Monday 11 December Sotheby's in London will auction a collection of 33 unique collectible first editions with beautiful original dust-jackets designed, and generously donated, by leading artists and designers.
Artists chose a book they felt a strong connection to, and then created a new jacket, or artwork, in response to it.
The auction is now live on the Sotheby's website - have a look here! You can bid in person, online or by phone.
First Editions: Re-Covered Monday 11 December 7.30pm at Sotheby's 34-35 New Bond Street London W1A 2AA.
About House of Illustration
As well as putting on 10 exhibitions a year the charity works with schools across London on projects with young people that inspire creativity and enable them to communicate visually, overcoming barriers such as language, literacy levels and special educational needs. It is the only UK gallery commissioning new illustration work for public display and runs the only residency for illustrators and graphic artists, supporting artists at every stage of their career.
House of Illustration Source.
Published: 6th December 2017