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Unicef Uk hosted its first art auction in December 2014 and raised significant funds for children effected by the Syrian conflict. With the support of Phillips, Paddle 8, high profile contemporary artists and galleries we successfully auctioned over 30 incredible pieces of art for Unicef.

Some of the leading names in the contemporary art world supported the SyriArt auction including Peter Doig, Tracey Emin, Urs Fischer, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry, Ciara Phillips, Richard Serra, Juergen Teller and Gavin Turk.

On the night, Alex James hosted an incredible programme where guests enjoyed a private drinks reception and dinner at Phillips. We were delighted to be joined by Simon de Pury, who led the auction and helped us raise an amazing amount for Syria's children.

The funds raised were matched by the Uk Government allowing Unicef to keep even more children safe from danger.