A rare sculpture made in 2009 for Stik’s “Diva” exhibition is on sale at Christies Auction in aid of homeless theatre company Cardboard Citizens. The sculpture was from a series of sixteen unique sculptures, where only three are known to have survived.
The life size artwork was titled “Up on the Roof”, named after the Cardboard Citizens theatre production, and was installed by Stik on the side of the Brady Arts and Community Centre in 2010 where the performance was held.
The sculpture remained on the building, weathered by the elements, for almost a decade … until now. Kind hearted Stik, known for his generosity with charity donations, has agreed to auction the artwork off for Cardboard Citizens, a company that creatively worked with Stik when he was living in St.Mungos Hostel in Hackney.
Cardboard Citizens is a creative hub and has been making life-changing theatre with the homeless, for the homeless, for 25 years. The theatre creates positivity through workshops, training, support and progression to grow confidence, community and skills.
“Cardboard Citizens did a workshop at St Mungos hostel where I was living in 2010, they really understood my experiences of homelessness and spoke to me on a level so I put up this piece outside the Brady Arts Centre near Brick Lane where they were doing their next show. The piece has been in the street ever since and I support its removal and sale because it will help Cardboard Citizens to keep running those workshops.” Stik
Stik’s video interview for his 2009 “Diva” exhibition, where the sculpture originated, can be viewed below …
The sculpture is estimated between £15,000 – £25,000, and all proceeds raised from the sale will help fund existing and future theatre projects in the local community.
Sale will be at Christies, King Street, London on 20th September 2018 and viewing of the sculpture is from Saturday 15th September 2018. ‘Bound’, a companion piece from the series, was sold at Christies Auction in September 2017 for £35,000 ($47,000).
STIK’s figures have become iconic of this British street artist’s work. The simple lines and shapes that he creates bring an emotional depth. His work can be seen on the streets and in galleries worldwide.
Please find the auction here.
Photo Credit Stik