The piece – a print of a Digbeth street art mural, ‘Forward in Unity’ by street artist Gent48 – is valued at £10,000 and currently under auction to raise money for Acorns and the charity’s work providing care for life limited children and their families.
Depicting a striking image representing Birmingham’s spirit in the face of the Covid pandemic, the mural was developed as part of a project by local organisation Art4Charity in an initiative which has so far raised over £54,000 for a number of local causes.
Head of Fundraising at Acorns, Vicki Rowles said: “For one lucky individual, this is a once in a lifetime chance to own a stunning piece of Birmingham history and at the same make a real difference by supporting the work of Acorns.
“What Art4Charity have already achieved so far through this project has been phenomenal, and to continue that work through this exclusive auction is really admirable.
“We’re so grateful to them for their support for Acorns and our work, which has never been more needed as it has been throughout the course of this pandemic.”
The print is one of 11 limited edition A0 prints hand-signed and numbered by the artist and featuring the signatures of 250 Birmingham dignitaries, community and business leaders, frontline workers and NHS staff.
Despite the £10,000 valuation, one print was recently purchased via auction for around £20,000 (including gift aid).
Nick Herd, Co-Founder of Art4Charity, said: “We’re proud to make this incredible artwork available to own whilst at the same time supporting Acorns. We’re aware of the important work the charity has been doing over the course of the pandemic and every penny raised will go towards this well-loved local charity
“Whoever is fortunate enough to win this auction will get their hands a striking piece of art which perfectly captures the spirit of Birmingham in the face of adversity and a lasting reminder of the city’s ethos in the fight against covid-19. Good luck to all the bidders.”
For your chance to win, email your best bid to firstname.lastname@example.org. The auction will end on Friday 18 June.