Here is the Press Release from Amnesty
Seven of the nation’s finest illustrators have put their artwork up for auction with all proceeds going to Amnesty International.
The seven are John Burningham, Polly Dunbar, Chris Riddell, Satoshi Kitamura, Axel Scheffler, Korky Paul and Jackie Morris.
The auction is taking place online with bids closing on 10 December 2012. Prospective buyers can bid for any of the illustrations through the Illustration Cupboard website www.illustrationcupboard.com.
The artists all contributed to the award-winning book We Are All Born Free – and it is their original artwork they provided for the book that will be auctioned off.
The book contains a total of 30 illustrations representing each of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the document that is a foundation stone of Amnesty International. We Are All Born Free is published by Frances Lincoln in association with Amnesty International.
The founder of Ilustration Cupboard, John Huddy, said:
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Amnesty to host this unique auction of original illustration artwork.
“We are delighted to offer collectors the opportunity to invest in some of the most talented, world-class artists of modern times, whilst supporting the worldwide fight to protect our human rights.”