Hackney street artist Stik raises £150,000 for Cardboard Citizens theatre group at Christie’s auction
PUBLISHED: 11:32 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 October 2018
Work by street artist Stik has gone under the hammer for £150,000 at Christie’s auction house after spending nearly a decade nailed to a brick wall in London’s East End.
Proceeds from the 8ft wooden sculpture – which Stik has dubbed ‘Up On The Roof’ – will go towards Cardboard Citizens, a theatre group that works with people affected by homelessness.
The artist who now lives in Hackney, originally erected the artwork in 2010 at the charity’s HQ in Whitechapel, when he was working with them.
He said: “Cardboard Citizens gave me support and encouragement when I needed it and I know this money will be well spent helping many others who are in need of a little help to realise their dreams.”
Adrian Jackson, CEO and artistic director, expressed his gratitude. He said: “It is so wonderful that all these years after we first met Stik on a project, the piece he made for us then ends up enabling us to do lots more projects like that. Just brilliant - like the artist.”