Bhopal Medical Appeal: Water pots a sign of art doing good 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 9:52PM
nona Hendryx in ANISH KAPOOR, ANTONY GORMLEY, Art & Aid, BARRY REIGATE, BELL, CONRAD SHAWCROSS, GARY HUME, GAVIN TURK, HARLAND MILLER, JASON BROOKS, LANGLANDS, MARC QUINN, MAT COLLISHAW

Phillips de Pury & Company hosted a charity auction in conjunction with Tatler magazine and Hamish McAlpine last night to raise awareness and funds for the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

To commemorate the passing of 25 years since the World’s worst-ever industrial disaster, The Bhopal Medical Appeal has invited 25 of the world’s finest contemporary artists to contribute to a high profile exhibition and auction in London on 11th October.

Artists such as Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin, The Chapman Brothers, Barry Reigate, Gavin Turk and Sir Peter Blake have all decorated a traditional water carrying pot, still used by many people for their daily collection of water. These will be auctioned to raise funds for the Sambhavna Clinic, an award-winning clinic which provides healthcare and support for the Bhopal victims and the surrounding communities and is entirely dependent on donations.

The pots are particularly symbolic as they highlight the ‘hidden’ second disaster of Bhopal’s toxic drinking water which continues to poison tens of thousands of people who have to drink it daily.

FEATURING BHOPAL POTS BY ANISH KAPOOR, ANTONY GORMLEY, BARRY REIGATE, CONRAD SHAWCROSS, GARY HUME, GAVIN TURK, HARLAND MILLER, JASON BROOKS, LANGLANDS, BELL, MARC QUINN, MAT COLLISHAW, MONA HATOUM, PATRICK HUGHES, POLLY MORGAN, SIMON PERITON, SIR PETER BLAKE, STEPHEN WEBSTER, SUBODH GUPTA, THE CHAPMAN BROTHERS, TIM NOBLE, SUE WEBSTER, TRACEY EMIN, YINKA SHONIBARE MBE AND PURE EVIL

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