Street art auction raises £80k for Glasgow Children's Charity

Over 200 original works and limited edition prints by artistic luminaries including Bridget Riley, Mr Doodle, Sickboy, Prefab 77, James Klinge, Banksy, Kiminoe, Faile, Hijack, K-Guy and many more went under the hammer in the McTear’s auction ‘Your Hand in Theirs’ on Friday 28 October. 

The highlight of the sale was a stunning Op-Art’ screenprint of ‘Arcadia 7’ by internationally renowned British artist, Bridget Riley, which sold for £8,500 – over three times its upper estimate, while a Banksy ‘Di Faced tenner’, was snapped up for £1,700 by a buyer from Monaco.


ARCADIA 7, BRIDGET RILEY, sold £8,500        BANKSY DI FACED TENNER, sold £1,700

Bidders from across the globe joined the auction online and via telephone, with lots selling to buyers in the United States, Japan, France, Austria, Italy, United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Monaco, amongst other countries. 

Other notable results included £3,000 for the signed and numbered screenprint, ‘Pop Heart (Orange) – Bird Joy’ by acclaimed millennial artist, Mr Doodle, while an original acrylic on board, ‘For You’, by Japanese artist, Kiminoe, sold for £1,400 to a a buyer in the United States.  Meanwhile, a hand finished screenprint, ‘You’re Never Too Young to Dream Big’ by Los Angeles contemporary artist, Hijack, sold to a London buyer for £1,700.



MR DOODLE, sold £3,000                                            HIJACK, sold £1,700

Charity supporter and art enthusiast, Steve McGill, organised the auction after being inspired by the work of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Steve said: The vitally important work carried out by the charity has touched the lives of so many over the years, and this was quite evident in the huge response we had when we put out a call for works to feature in the auction.  Simply put, the support that has been offered by artists across the globe has been quite overwhelming.”   

William McGowan, Head of Partnerships & Events at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, added: “Together, Steve and McTear’s have created a unique fundraising auction, and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity.”

Brian Clements, Managing Director at McTear’s Auctioneers, added: “Following the success of our initial auction in support of the charity, we knew that there was definitely an appetite for a bigger, dedicated sale.    It is an incredible achievement to bring together so many leading artists and I am delighted that the auction has managed to raise such an impressive sum towards the vitally important work carried out by the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.”


Your Hand in Theirs: Urban, Street and Contemporary Art took place on Friday 28th October at McTear’s Auctioneers. All proceeds from the sale will directly to the charity. No vendor commission, buyers premium or internet surcharge was charged.



Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity supports all of the babies, children and young people treated at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children and Neonatal Units. The charity raises money to ensure that patients and their families receive the best possible care and experience in hospital by funding enhanced medical equipment, innovative play programmes, family support services and ground-breaking paediatric research.



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