Proceeds raised through Art for India will be donated to the Mission Oxygen appeal.
Art for India is a newly-launched online print sale fundraising for India’s Covid-19 relief. A group of artists from India and the diaspora – alongside a selection of friends – have come together to support the cause, with the likes of Nishant Shukla, Bharat Sikka, Rema Chaudhary, Prarthna Singh, Kalpesh Lathigra, Avani Rai and Ashish Shah donating photographs.
The one-week sale is live until Sunday (9 May), with all prints priced at £100 each, plus shipping. Proceeds from the sale of the prints will be donated to the Mission Oxygen appeal. Mission Oxygen is an initiative importing and distributing oxygen concentrators across India. It was launched by Democracy People Foundation.
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Taking to the Art for India website, the trio wrote: “As the UK (hopefully) emerges from the worst of its own crisis, seeing the news from India has been devastating and deeply affecting us all – we are grateful to the artists for joining us in this important cause and hopeful that each print sold can make a small but meaningful difference in lessening the tragedy of this situation.”
In a new Instagram post shared earlier today (4 May), they thanked those who had shared and supported the sale, alongside those who had contributed so far. The sale has raised £19,000 over the last 48 hours. Head to the Art for India website for further information.
The number of new Covid-19 cases in India has passed 20 million. 400,000 daily cases were reported on 30 April, and today the country has added another 355,000 cases. The death toll is currently over 222,000 and experts fear that numbers have been undercounted. Cities, such as Delhi, are struggling with oxygen shortage.