The love all auction, created by the team behind the massively successful Ed Sheeran: Made In Suffolk Legacy Auction, working alongside Judy Murray, has announced the very special gift of an artwork especially created and donated by Ben Mosley. Emma Raducanu – Rocket Girl celebrates the iconic moment at Flushing Meadow when Emma lifted the 2021 US Open trophy. It is open now for bids, for more information visit www.loveallauction.com
Ben Mosley said: “It’s been a pleasure and an honour to create a painting of Emma Raducanu celebrating her US Open triumph. Every so often someone really special comes along to inspire and achieve great things and Emma certainly did that in abundance. The painting celebrates her special moment holding the trophy and I wanted to capture the colour and energy of that moment in my work. She has proved that she is a champion of quality and to go and win the title without dropping a set was an unbelievable achievement. I hope she continues to go from strength to strength and this is the first of many titles for her.
"I called the painting of Emma "Rocket Girl" because she is vibrant, talented and she stormed her way to the US Open title with such style not dropping a set along the way. She rocketed her way to the world number 23 in mesmerising fashion leaving not only the tennis world in awe of her but the whole sporting world admiring her wonderful achievement."
The colourful mixed media artwork includes 24 karat gold and Palladium leaf and is on a large square canvas measuring 100cm x 100cm. Ben Mosley is renowned for his live paintings and murals, he is an official Team GB artist Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the Artist in Residence at Wembley Stadium. Two more Ben Mosley paintings feature in the love all auction, Naomi & the Butterfly, which captures an iconic moment at this year's Australian Open and Heart of Murray celebrating Andy Murray's Wimbledon Championship wins in 2013 & 2016. Ben’s painting of Ed Sheeran which featured in the Ed Sheeran: Made In Suffolk Legacy Auction fetched an incredible £20,000.
Proceeds from the auction will support grassroots and community tennis programmes in the UK, international screening and research into women’s cancers and palliative care for young adults with cancer and life limiting illnesses in East Anglia.
Over 130 items of tennis memorabilia, artworks, collectibles and money can’t buy experiences have been donated to the Love All Auction personally by international tennis stars, music and sport legends and many more including: tennis shoes from Coco Gauff and Lleyton Hewitt, rackets from Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu and Andy and Jamie Murray, autobiography with personal message from Billie Jean King, a rare photo of the eight 2018 ATP World Tour Finalists including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic and many more. The lots also include money can't buy tennis experiences including centre court tickets and behind the scenes tour of Wimbledon, centre court tickets and 'meet n greet' with Sue Barker at the cinch 2022 Championships at The Queen's Club, a two night stay at Andy Murray's 5 star Cromlix hotel which includes dinner in the Chez Roux restaurant and a private tennis lesson with Judy Murray.
Other sports stars have also donated including signed shirts and coaching experiences from the world of football, including a signed trilogy of books donated by Peter Crouch, a Manchester City FC shirt signed by the full 2020/2021 squad, VIP Hospitality at Rangers, Manchester United and Ipswich Town FCs.
love all also features memorabilia and personal items from a host of celebrities including Ed Sheeran, The Kooks, Pink Floyd, David Walliams, Anton Du Beke and the legendary Sir Cliff Richard who has donated hand-written lyrics to his debut single Move It, a signed autobiography and a jacket that he wore on his recent The Great 80 Tour.
Further original artworks include a framed canvas of artist BB Pack's The Big 4, featuring Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, is accompanied by a Certitifate of Authentiction signed by all 4 players and a set of three Jane Austen inspired Emma Raducanu posters by artist Nial Smith, each signed by the teen sensation.
There are also four special lots donated by The Queen’s Club, The ATP & Lorraine Spencer, which will directly benefit The Queen’s Club Foundation : a framed photo of the 2018 ATP Tour finalists, signed by the players and including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ; the stunning Paul Rafferty painting Tuileries Garden and his book Sir Winston Churchill painting on the French Riviera.; a Real Tennis experience and a Tennis coaching session and dining at the historic club.
Proceeds from love all will support the newly registered charity Murray Play Foundation, established by Judy Murray, to operate tennis outreach programmes in rural and disadvantaged communities in the catchment around Dunblane Scotland, The Queen's Club Foundation, supporting community programmes in Hammersmith & Fulham, WTA Charities ACEing Cancer Campaign supporting international screening, care and research into women's cancer, the Elena Baltacha Foundation, Zest providing palliative care for young adults with cancer and life limiting illnesses in East Anglia, and GeeWizz children's charity to fund LTA Suffolk tennis disability programmes for children with special educational needs in East Anglia and research by Sarcoma UK, the bone and soft tissue cancer charity.
Tennis legend, Elena Baltacha, sadly lost her battle to cancer in 2014, aged just 30. At the height of her career, she was committed to introducing the sport to disadvantaged children in her adopted hometown of Ipswich, Suffolk. Her legacy is the Elena Baltacha Foundation.
The tennis world has been hit by cancer in many different ways, and in the wake of Elena's death in 2014, the tennis family united in the Rally 4 Bally campaign to raise funds for her Foundation. Now the international tennis community is ready to come together again to help the many people from all walks of life affected by this awful disease and to introduce tennis to disadvantaged children and communities in the UK.
love all auction is hosted by thesalesroom.com and Lacy Scott & Knight with special thanks to Cadogan Tate for transporting artworks.
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