- Lot: 1
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- Lot: 3
- Lot: 4
- Lot: 5
Phone Head by Modern TossModern Toss, the longstanding artistic partnership between Jon Link and Mick Bunnage, have a developed a cult following for their scurrilously satirical cartoons, books and...
- Lot: 6
- Lot: 7
- Lot: 8
TOMODACHI by Daisuke SakaguchiDaisuke Sakaguchi`s hand painted BT ArtBox has been inspired by Ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese woodblock prints. Ukiyo-e, `pictures of the floating world`, traditionally...
- Lot: 9
T for Telephone by David Mach RAT for Telephone plays with the familiar form of the iconic Gilbert Scott-designed K6 telephone kiosk, reconfiguring this iconic design into an giant letter `T`. David...
- Lot: 10
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- Lot: 14
BT ArtBox Auction in association with Sothebys Celebrating a British icon in aid of ChildLine
- National Portrait Gallery
- Ondaatje Wing Theatre
- WC2H 0HE
- 18 Jul 2012 8:15pm
CELEBRATING A BRITISH ICON - BT ARTBOX GALA AUCTION
Supporting ChildLine in their 25th Anniversary Year
Here at BT we like to support innovative projects which make a difference. That’s why we helped launch ChildLine all those years ago. And it’s why in 2012 we have created the BT ArtBox project to celebrate ChildLine’s 25th anniversary and our 25 year partnership.
The BT ArtBox project has inspired the world’s best artistic talent to celebrate and transform a great British icon. We are proud and grateful for their support, faith and investment in the project.
Designed as part of a competition to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V back in 1935, the K6 telephone kiosk was the first to be fully distributed, connecting the country. It’s a symbol of our heritage and our place at the heart of the nation, as technology brings people together every day.
Summer 2012 is an exciting time in an exciting city. The eyes of the world are on London; our creativity, innovation and of course our sporting prowess. BT is at the heart of it and we’re proud to be making a difference. The auction marks the end of a fantastic project and I hope you will join us in ensuring we raise as much as possible for ChildLine.
Director, BT Group
Esther Rantzen CBE
Esther Rantzen CBE is one of the best known faces on British television. For twenty-one years she produced and hosted “That’s Life!” one of the most successful consumer programmes in the history of television. Over the subsequent years, she has made numerous ground-breaking documentaries about social issues such as child abuse, drugs, mental health and childbirth.
In 1986, Esther established ChildLine, a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Since it was set up, ChildLine has helped more than 2.6 million children and young people, providing help and advice to thousands of children every day.
Sandy Nairne CBE FSA
Since 2002, Sandy has been the director of the National Portrait Gallery. Before that he worked at the Tate Gallery, where he set up university courses in curatorship. He wrote the TV documentary series, ‘State of the Art’, and in the early 2000s he was responsible for recovering two Turner paintings that had been stolen several years before in Germany.
Ruth is director of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 festival. She is a familiar face at the Manchester International Festival and Chichester Festival Theatre. Before taking on the Olympics role she’d been an adviser at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
Malcolm Garrett RDI
Malcolm has created artwork for bands like Duran Duran, Boy George and Buzzcocks. He’s one of the forefathers of digital design and a guru of graphic design. At the moment he’s creative consultant at 53K, a visiting professor at UAL and sits on the RDI Executive Committee, the Eye Magazine Advisory Board and the Misha Black Awards Committee.
CHILDLINE 25 YEARS FOR CHILDREN
ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential helpline and online service for children and young people, was launched by Esther Rantzen in October 1986 in response to a plea from children. In its first year, ChildLine was able to speak to 23,000 children who desperately needed a voice. 25 years on, ChildLine is now able to answer almost every call and provides help and advice to thousands of children every day about issues such as bullying, bereavement, abuse and family problems.
ChildLine is a trusted friend that any child or young person in the UK can turn to when they need someone there for them: a friend that will listen, understand them, treat them with respect and offer help, advice and support in confidence.
“I feel better, just having talked to you. I don’t feel so alone now. Thank you for listening to me…you helped me to work out what I had to do.” A ChildLine caller.
ChildLine wants to be there for every child, and is determined to go from strength to strength to make all children as safe as possible.
Please note the BT ArtBoxes are based on fibreglass replicas of the K6 Gilbert Scott
The standard shape boxes are 1m (w) x 1m (d) x 2.5m (h) in size. Some, are larger, for example David Mach`s T for Telephone.
Terms and Conditions
1. (a) The Parties do not assume any risk, liability or responsibility to prospective
purchasers or the Purchaser for the authenticity or the authorship of any property
identified in this catalogue (that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture,
source or origin, as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is
(b) All property is sold to the Purchaser with all faults and imperfections and errors
of description and the Parties do not make any representation or warranty of any kind
or nature, expressed or implied, with respect to the property and in no event shall
either of them be responsible for the correctness of any descriptions of property,
nor be deemed to have made, any representations or warranties of physical condition,
size, quality, rarity, importance, genuineness, attribution, authenticity or provenance of
the property. No statement in the auction catalogue or other description made at the
sale, in any sale invoice or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a representation or warranty.
(c) Prospective bidders and Purchaser should be aware that the property has been
repaired or restored to a condition reasonably possible by the Parties after the public
(d) Property may be offered subject to reserves.
(e) Sale is by auction and to extent legally possible the Parties exclude any implied
terms of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or any other applicable legislation.
2. Any property may be withdrawn by the Parties at any time before the actual sale.
3. Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of sale, all bids are per
lot as numbered in the catalogue.
4. The Parties reserve the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bidder
acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute
between bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion either to determine
the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the lot in dispute. If any dispute arises
after the sale, the sale records of the Parties shall be conclusive in all respects.
5. If the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the
value of the property, he may reject the same and withdraw the property from sale,
and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, he decides that any advance thereafter
is insufficient, he may reject the advance.
For the BT Artbox Auction Supporting Childline
held on the 18th July 2012 at The National Portrait Gallery
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CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS
6. On the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, the highest bidder (‘Purchaser’) shall be
deemed to have purchased the offered lot subject to all of the conditions set forth herein
and thereupon (a) assumes the risk and responsibility thereof, (b) will sign a confirmation
of purchase thereof and (c) will pay the full purchase price or such part as the Parties
may require. The Parties will not release a lot to a successful buyer until payment of the
total amount due has been made. After payment, the purchaser shall remove the property
from the BT ArtBox warehouse facility by no later than the Monday, 30th July 2012. If the
property is not so removed, it may be sent by the Parties at their discretion to storage
for the account, risk and expense of the purchaser and such charges will then be added
to the purchase price of the property. If the foregoing conditions and other applicable
conditions are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to the Parties
by law including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price,
the Parties, at their option, may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages
all payments made by the purchaser or (b) resell the property on three days notice to
the purchaser and for the account and risk of the purchaser, either publicly or privately,
and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for payment of any shortfall between the
original sale price and the price achieved upon resale, all other charges due hereunder
and any incidental damages.
7. Payments for purchases must be made in pound sterling and in the following forms;
cash, cheque (backed by cheque guarantee card) and all major credit cards.
8. In the case of commission bids or bids transmitted by telephone, the Parties are not
responsible for errors or omissions arising out of or resulting from mechanical difficulties
9. In no circumstances will the Parties rescind any purchase made or refund the amount
paid in respect of any lot.
10. Neither shipping nor delivery costs are included in the price at which the auctioneers
hammer falls. [Shipping and delivery costs are the responsibility of the [purchaser].
11. To the fullest extent possible and not excluding any liability for death or personal
injury, the Parties exclude any liability to prospective bidders or the Purchaser for any
indirect or consequential loss whatsoever or for any direct loss of profit, loss of revenue,
loss of anticipated savings, loss of opportunity, loss of business, wasted expenditure, loss
from business interruption, loss of contracts, loss from expenditure of time by managers
and employees, liability to third parties, pecuniary losses arising from goodwill, or loss of
or damage to goodwill and subject to these terms the Parties have a maximum liability of
£5,000 in total for any losses arising from this BT Artbox Auction and any resulting sales.
12. These Conditions of Sale, as well as the purchaser’s and the Parties respective
rights and obligations hereunder, shall be governed by and construed and enforced in
accordance with the laws of England and Wales. By bidding at an auction, whether present
in person or by agent, commission bid, telephone or other means, the purchaser shall be
deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of Courts of England and Wales.
13. A 1.5% internet surcharge will be taken of any successful purchases via online bidding.
BT ArtBox Gala Auction – 18 July 2012