Art auction for East Africa appeal

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The Independent Culture

Gallery Violet has persuaded a number of its artists to donate works for an auction to raise money for Oxfam's East Africa appeal.

The £50 million appeal - the charities largest ever - is to tackle the terrible food shortages being faced by up to 12 million people in countries in the east of the continent caused by the worst drought in 60 years.

The highest bid over the artist’s reserve price wins the work and the auction closes 25 July 2011.

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