Face Britain Auction Announced

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Ever fancied owning a self portrait by Adele, Sir Cliff Richard, Tracey Emin or The Wanted?

As Face Britain reaches its climax we have two amazing auctions coming up allowing you to bid for an exclusive self-portrait created by one of our famous Face Britain supporters.

Celebrated artists and a number of celebrities from the world of music, TV and sport, have created self portraits for Face Britain to raise funds for the work of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts. You can see the portraits in our online gallery.

Face Britain has been developed to give all children and young people aged 4-16 years throughout the UK the opportunity to create self portraits encouraging them to explore their creativity and to consider their own identity and place in history as part of the 2012 generation.


The wide variety of celebrity and sporting self portraits including those by Fearne Cotton, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Sir Geoff Hurst, Nick Park, The Wanted and a host of other famous names, will be auctioned on eBay between 3-13 May 2012.


Self portraits and donated artwork by established artists including Maggi Hambling and Tracey Emin will be auctioned at a live event at Christie’s, King Street, London on 9 May 2012.

View our online gallery of auction portraits and see if you are interested in bidding on any.

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The Portraits

The Face Britain Patrons who have created self portraits for auction are as follows:
You can see the portraits in our online gallery.

Adele Felicity Kendal
Andy Akinwolere Adrian Lester
Ross Ashton Maureen Lipman
Tim Bentinck Mary McCartney
Cilla Black Nick Mason
Quentin Blake Dennis the Menace & Gnasher
Derren Brown Michael Morpurgo
Neil Buchanan Sir Stirling Moss
Alan Campbell James Naughtie
Fearne Cotton Adrian Newey
Karen David Jamie Oliver
Angela de la Cruz Nick Park
Daisy de Villeneuve Emily Patrick
Justin de Villeneuve Mary Peters
Tracey Emin Peter Reed
Brian Eno Sir Cliff Richard
Bryan Ferry Alan Rickman
Ranulph Fiennes Daniel Roche
Mark Foster Colin Self
Ryan Gander Bob & Roberta Smith
Richard E Grant Paul Smith
Tanni Grey-Thompson Eleanor Updale
Ioan Gruffudd Stephen Webster
Maggi Hambling The Wanted
Geoff Hurst Ronnie Wood