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Fountain 17 Auction September 14th

We are having an auction of the artworks from Fountain 17 on Friday 14th September

See below for full details of where you can view the pieces prior to the auction and how you can bid in person or via a sealed bid.

Many of the artworks will be available at very low prices and the proceeds split between our charities and the artists, so this is a great opportunity to acquire some highly original unique pieces.

Download our latest price list


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