Heart Research UK are to benefit from the sale of a piece of artwork by Robert Smith which was originally created for their anonymous heART project. Each year the charity invites artists and celebrities to create original art anonymously on an A5 postcard. These are then auctioned, with buyers only finding out who created their artwork after they win the item. The Cure frontman submitted a piece called I WILL KISS YOU FOREVER, which sold for £5,000. It has now been reproduced as a print with A4 and A3 sized versions selling on E Bay for £25 and £50 respectively. After March 14th they will be available on a print to order basis.
All proceeds go towards funding research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. Talking about the sale Smith said,
“More than a quarter of all deaths in the UK are caused by heart and circulatory disease – I have very sadly seen too many friends and family fall victim over the years. Continuing support for research into the understanding and treatment of coronary heart disease is absolutely vital – for everyone.
Before the anonymous heART project, I hadn’t picked up paint with purpose for almost 30 years. My favourite creative medium has always been sound, but making these has inspired me to start drawing again.
I’m so thrilled to be able to support a charity that means a lot to me, and also share a little bit of myself with The Cure’s passionate and generous fanbase.”
You can see the print here The heART Project-Robert Smith Print and of course you can hear Robert Smith’s musical artworks with the band on their specially created radio station