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Stik Pride Banner Auction Fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Exhibition

The official banner made by artist Stik for the borough of Hackney in the Pride in London Parade will go on sale at Christie’s Auction. 

Stik in front of his Pride banner at Christies, King Street

The hand-stitched, rich cotton applique banner is Stik’s tribute to the original LGBTQ+ rainbow flag created by Gilbert Baker who died this week aged 65. Funds raised will go to Project Indigo, who will be curating a major exhibition and archive at Hackney Museum celebrating and documenting the LGBTQ+ legacy of the area.

Hackney artist Stik says: “I am proud to present this banner to the LGBTQ+ community and hope to see its legacy live on”. 

Online bidding (Lot 48 | Sale 149) runs from the 4th to the 13th April 2017 and the banner is on display at Christies King Street, London. 

The two metre banner was originally mounted on top of a black cab during last year’s Pride procession, with Stik representing Hackney.

Find out more about Stik:

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/arts/street-artists-bespoke-pride-banner-is-going-on-sale-at-christies-a3506111.html

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/06/stik-nhs-sleeping-baby-mural-homerton-hospital-london

http://londonstreetartdesign.co.uk/stik-magpie-piece-raises-35000-charity/

https://www.phillips.com/detail/STIK/UK010816/90

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