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Drawing a Line Under Torture

1 - 15 November 2021

Sotheby’s New Bond Street, London

Freedom from Torture works to support survivors of torture rebuild their lives in the safety of the UK.

This year's Drawing A Line Under Torture auction will feature a selection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints donated by a variety of established and emerging contemporary artists, alongside work by survivors of torture who have benefited from art therapy. 100% of the sale price will directly support survivors of torture.

Jake Wood-Evans is proud to support this event by donating his work Study after Francis Coates Jones, 52.5x60cm, oil on linen, 2019.

You can also bid for work by: Antony Gormley, Stephen Chambers, Celia Paul, Ian Davenport, Bridget Riley, Patrick Hughes, Quentin Blake, Anish Kapoor, Paula Rego, Howard Hodgkin and many more, including original art work donated by survivors of torture.


The silent auction opens on Monday 1st November, and will close on Monday 15 November at 20:45 GMT. A live auction also takes place on Monday 15th November (6:30pm) at Sotheby’s New Bond Street, London.

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Around the world, Torture is still used to silence and destroy lives. Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and supporting survivors of torture. They provide specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture recover and rebuild their lives in the UK.

"After I was tortured I stopped everything. I forgot everything. I didn't want to paint again. But when I came to Freedom from Torture, it inspired me"


Iqbal - survivor of torture


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Jake Wood-Evans

Study after Francis Coates Jones

Oil on linen, 52.5x60cm 

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