Early Lenkiewicz Drawings to be Sold on Behalf of Charity
A collection of personal early drawings by Robert Lenkiewicz have been donated to Plymouth Auction Rooms by Tarun Bedi, to benefit a homeless charity.
While at the Royal Academy Schools in London, Robert Lenkiewicz met fellow student, Tarun Bedi and they soon became lifelong friends. Bedi was the son of famous Indian poet and painter, Ishwar Chitarkar, and shared many of Lenkiewicz’s interests in art and philosophy. He was a regular visitor to Lenkiewicz’s Hampstead studios, accumulating a small collection of personal early works, which have been donated to benefit a homeless charity. All proceeds from their sale will go to the charity, Shelter.
Photo (right) Celia ‘Mouse’ Mills and Alice Lenkiewicz. Trevauden Cottage, Cornwall. 1960s with Tarun and the artist.
Each successful bidder will also receive a copy of the first volume of Mark D. Price’s recent biography of Lenkiewicz, titled ‘All Are Welcome’, which tells the full story of Lenkiewicz’s London years including his friendship with Tarun Bedi.
Included in the collection of 7 early drawings are pieces titled ‘Study of Tarun Bedi’, ‘Adult with Infant & Chess Board’ and ‘Baby Alice, Tarun & Mouse’. All will be going under the gavel at the upcoming Lenkiewicz & Contemporary Art Auction on 25th October.
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