Peter Blake and the Paul Stolper Gallery support Refuge
One of Peter Blake’s ‘Rainbow Target’ to be sold in aid of UKs largest single provider of specialist domestic abuse service’s Refuge.
On Friday 1 May a ’Rainbow Target’ by Peter Blake will be sold via through the Paul Stolper Gallery, during the London Original Print Fair. 100% of the proceeds will be given to charity, 50% of which will be donated to Refuge in a generous gift from the artist and gallery.
Since lockdown began, Refuge has seen a spike in calls to its National Domestic Abuse Helpline of around 50%. This shows the sheer numbers of women living with abusive partners and the need for specialist services.
Blake, who rose to prominence painting the sleeve to ‘Seargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’, one of the most iconic album covers of all time, and Stolper, who runs the Paul Stolper Gallery, wanted to show their support for Refuge during lockdown after seeing media coverage of the numbers of women contacting Refuge’s Helpline needing support.
Paul Stolper, owner of the Paul Stolper Gallery said:
‘Peter and I were really keen to do something, and this was a simple way in which we could show our support. Refuge have experienced a large spike in calls and we know that the lockdown is having cost implications for Charities across the Board. I wanted to support a charity that was directly supporting women and children. That made my decision to support Refuge an easy one.’
Sandra Horley, CBE, Chief Executive at Refuge said:
‘Refuge is incredibly grateful to Paul and Peter for their generosity. Every donation we receive ensures we can support abused women and children across the country who are living in fear.“‘
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