ART 19 BOX ONE
The aim of Art 19 through Box One is to raise money to support Amnesty International’s human rights work.
The name “Art 19” is an abbreviation of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”.
Art 19 is an initiative founded by four friends with lifetimes of experience in the worlds of art and human rights – Mike Karstens (gallerist and master printer from Muenster), Burkhard Richter (retired commercial lawyer, art advisor and curator from Dusseldorf), Bill Shipsey (Art for Amnesty founder and retired barrister from Dublin) and Jochen M. Wilms (entrepreneur and art project producer from Berlin).
The initial idea grew out of the work that Shipsey and Wilms had done together in Art for Amnesty, Amnesty International’s global artist engagement programme. They then approached Karstens and Richter who brought their vast experience and contacts at the highest level in the world of contemporary art to the initiative. Karstens has worked with the leading artists in the world for decades. His editions have been acquired by major museums around the world. Among his projects are the development of the Cologne Cathedral Window and the monumental work "Strontium", both by Gerhard Richter.
The ten limited edition original signed prints in Box One are on sale from this website for € 50,000 for the complete set. Individual prints are not for sale.