BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS
Murray Self-Portrait Third To Be Auctioned
by ATP Staff|
Bidding for Andy Murray's self-portrait and autographed racquet in the Art Of Tennis charity auction is underway. Murray's artwork is the third piece of the unique collection to go under the hammer, following the release of self-portraits by Robin Soderling and David Ferrer.
The auction of Soderling's self-portrait, which will be the first to close in three days, has already attracted a top bid of more than US$2,000.
Tennis fans have the chance to own a unique piece of tennis history via the charity auction, featuring self-portraits created by the world’s top tennis players to celebrate their participation in the 2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, being played at The O2 from 21-28 November.
Murray said: "I can't say I've ever created a self-portrait quite like this before - it was good fun but I don't think I'll be giving up my day job just quite yet! I'm looking forward to seeing it in the gallery, hopefully it can raise some money for charity!"
The artworks will be put up for auction for staggered 10-day intervals throughout the month to create excitement in the build up to and during the season-ending event. All proceeds from the auction of the one-of-a-kind artworks and autographed racquets used by the players will benefit charity, with 50% of the proceeds going to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals official tournament charity – Save The Children – and the other 50% going to each player’s chosen charity.
Bidding will remain open on Murray's artwork through 25 November.
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