Gloucestershire

Antony Gormley creates new work for Gloucestershire charity

Hattie Allsop with a drawing, Reflection IV, 2016, by Antony Gormley Image copyright Antony Thompson/Thousand Word Media/PA Wire
Image caption The new drawing by Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley will carry a reserve price of £2,500

The Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley has created a piece of work to help a community art therapy programme run by a small Gloucestershire charity.

The international artist has donated a 15cm (6in) by 10.5cm (4in) drawing - depicting a shadowy figure - to the hospice charity Longfield.

The new drawing, Reflection IV, 2016, will carry a reserve price of £2,500 in the charity's online eBay auction.

The artwork will be unveiled at The Wilson gallery in Cheltenham on Monday.

In 2014, a maquette of the Angel of the North sculpture sold at Christie's for £3.4 million.

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Image caption Artwork by Lionel Richie, PJ Crook and Boy George has also been donated to the Gloucestershire hospice charity for its Big Heart eBay auction

Two pieces by the late Sir Paul Hogarth, who illustrated the covers of Graham Green's novels and was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, will be among the 200 artworks sold on eBay.

A painting entitled Old Punks Never Die by Boy George, a doodled self-portrait by Lionel Richie and a Top Gear collage by Phill Jupitus will also be sold.

The Big Heart eBay auction will run until 1 December.

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