Soccer Aid Portraits for Auction
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 24, 2022
Some of the world’s biggest stars from the entertainment and sporting industry have been photographed by legendary celebrity portrait photographer, Andy Gotts MBE, for an exhibition at Maddox Gallery in Westbourne Grove, London. The online auction will open at 9:00 am on September 30 and runs through October 9, 2022. Damian’s Lot number is #23. Presented in a floating black wood box frame (with grain), the large Fine Art Giclée Archival Print measures 168 x 117 cm (sheet size 152 x 102 cm). Soccer Aid team: England. Appearances: 5
The stunning portraits, which can be viewed in our Gallery here, were taken behind-the-scenes at Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 and 2022, and all proceeds from the sales of the signed prints will support UNICEF’s work helping children around the world to get the best start in life. By tackling the issues that turn childhoods upside down – from war and disaster to hunger and disease – UNICEF helps children to learn, rebuild their lives and gain access to healthcare so they can get back to just being kids.
Captured in his signature black and white style, Andy photographed Soccer Aid stars Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah, Liam Payne, Damian Lewis, Idris Elba, Vicky McClure, Olly Murs, Martin Compston. Yungblud, Chunkz, Tom Grennan, James Bay, Noah Beck and Mark Strong–as well as UNICEF Ambassadors Robbie Williams, Rita Ora and David Harewood. Also featured in the exhibition are footballing heroes: Wayne Rooney, Roberto Carlos, Jamie Redknapp, Harry Redknapp, Joe Cole, Cafu, Arsene Wenger, Carli Lloyd, Patrice Evra, Andriy Shevchenko, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Clarence Seedorf.
Damian told the Evening Standard:
“I have huge admiration for Andy Gott’s work. Not only has he photographed some of the biggest names in the industry, but he does so in such a considered way, creating timeless pieces that always so perfectly reflect the personality of the subject. It was a real honour to have my portrait taken by him, and I hope that the public will bid generously so that Unicef UK can continue helping children worldwide to have the same happy childhoods many of us have experienced.”
Arrow through the faces of Soccer Aid Catalogue below:
😊 𝔽𝕒𝕔𝕖𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕊𝕠𝕔𝕔𝕖𝕣 𝔸𝕚𝕕
Now you can own a co-signed print and support @UNICEF_uk's work for children worldwide 💙.
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— Soccer Aid (@socceraid) September 22, 2022
In lieu of the auction, you may also pledge a donation directly here