The Crisis Commission contemporary art greats unite for landmark exhibition to help homeless people

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LONDON.- The Crisis Commission sees some of the most celebrated artists of our day unite to bring major new works to a spectacular exhibition and auction in Spring 2012. The landmark event will be a highlight of London’s art scene, bringing together contemporary artists of the highest calibre who have rarely, if ever, exhibited together before. The exhibition takes place in one of London’s most prestigious venues, Somerset House, 14th March – 22nd April 2012. A following auction of exhibited works will take place at Christie’s on Thursday 3rd May, with all proceeds going to Crisis, the UK’s national charity for single homeless people. The cost of creating works to fill a wing of Somerset House will be met by lead sponsor GlaxoSmithKline. Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive of Crisis said: “We are thrilled that so many leading contemporary artists are participating in the Crisis Commission. This pres