Art For Your World is a specially commissioned limited-edition print by internationally renowned artist Bob and Roberta Smith in support of the Art For Your World campaign. Curated and produced by Artwise in support of WWF, the campaign aims to mobilise and unite the art world in the fight against the climate crisis. The funds raised by Art For Your World will be used to support key areas of WWF's work that contribute to combatting dangerous climate change, such as: halting deforestation; supporting communities; restoring trees and forests; replanting seagrass meadows; protecting endangered species; and promoting sustainable lifestyles.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Art For Your World
Bob and Roberta Smith
Edition of 100
60cm x 58.5cm
Known for his colourful, text-based slogans painted on placards and banners, artist Bob and Roberta Smith believes passionately in arts education, having created statement paintings such as Art Makes Children Powerful and All Schools Should be Art Schools in his signature style. For this new commission, the movement's title Art For Your World was deemed significant enough to be the chosen slogan for this latest piece of art activism. The original artwork was sold as part of the Art For Your World online auction at Sothebys in October 2021.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A pseudonym of artist Patrick Brill (OBE), Bob and Roberta Smith was born in Reading. He has exhibited his work extensively particularly in Europe and the U.S. Make Art Not War (1997) and Letter to Michael Gove (2011) are commonly considered his best-known works. In June 2021, in collaboration with Tate and Peabody he unveiled the Thamesmead Codex at Cannons Retail Park. He was elected a Royal Academician in 2013 and is Associate Professor at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design and London Metropolitan University.