IP Arts news article on Christie’s November 11th – Arms Around the Child Charity Event with IP Arts.
Original article: Parliamentary Society
The artwork created by Kay was auctioned in support of global charity organisation Arms Around the Child. Kay’s piece was sold in an auction at Christie’s London King Street. Alongside raising awareness and supporting funds to aidchildren living in extreme adversity, the auction offered a unique opportunity to purchase work from some of the world’s most notable upcoming talents, as well as art icons.
Special celebrity guests included Neneh Cherry, William Borges Da Silva, designer Malan Breton, Rebeca Riofrio chairwoman for the UK Parliamentary Society of Arts and Mabel, among many other significant attendees in the creative art world and beyond.
Artist, David Paul Kay says: “No child should miss out on the most important part of childhood – the love, care, peace and security. This is personal to me. A big part of my childhood was experiencing war, violence and abuse – no child should have to go through it. That is why I immediately said yes to joining the auction. I will be flying to London to create a special piece for “Arms Around The Child’. It will be a 2×2 meter painting called “Unconditional Love”, and I will create it at my favourite and most inspiring place in London, The Mandrake.”
Originally from Georgia, Eastern Europe, Kay migrated to the United States in 2008. As a self-taught artist, Kay has always experimented with various techniques, which though his career evolved soon after moving to New York City in early 2009 where he developed his signature monochromatic style.
Using vibrant lines, shapes and intricate compositions, Kay transforms blank surfaces into complex yet simple to read narratives. Kay’s obsession with detail, the versatility of scale, and perspective lead to the creation of hundreds of his drawings, paintings, murals, and sculptures.
Alongside displays at The Mandrake, David’s work has been exhibited and included in private collections in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and Africa, including artist residencies in Los Angeles, London, and the South of Spain. The artist has collaborated on global campaigns and private commissions with major brands such as Montblanc, PayPal, Cadillac, Equinox, and others. David’s work has been featured in Forbes, Architectural Digest, Vogue Italia, Wallpaper, Haute Living, Gotham Magazine, AM New York, Journal du Design, VAMP Malta.
Photos above: Peter Gallizzi