10 x 10: Famous Artists And Architects Draw The City

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10 x 10: Famous Artists And Architects Draw The City
Norman Ackroyd offers this view of St Paul's.
Norman Ackroyd offers this view of St Paul's.
Melissa Woolford looks up.
Melissa Woolford looks up.
Maxwell Hutchinson resurrects Old London Bridge.
Maxwell Hutchinson resurrects Old London Bridge.
Laurie Chetwood recreates Hogarth's Gin Lane.
Laurie Chetwood recreates Hogarth's Gin Lane.
Kevin McCloud finds beauty in the Lloyds building.
Kevin McCloud finds beauty in the Lloyds building.
Ken Shuttleworth provides a sketch of a city constantly under renewal.
Ken Shuttleworth provides a sketch of a city constantly under renewal.
Ian Ritchie offers an almost abstract glimpse of the Shard.
Ian Ritchie offers an almost abstract glimpse of the Shard.
The Monument stars in this image by Ian Bogel.
The Monument stars in this image by Ian Bogel.
Chris Choa offers an atmospheric view of Guildhall.
Chris Choa offers an atmospheric view of Guildhall.
How the City was gridded up.
How the City was gridded up.

Take the City of London. Grid it up into 100 squares. Give each one to a famous artist, designer or architect. Ask them to draw or paint a scene from that square.

That's the premise behind 10 x 10, a new project to raise money for Article 25, a charity concerned with providing development and disaster relief for impoverished areas of the world.

The 100 participants include such luminaries as Lord Norman Foster, Ken Shuttleworth, and Sir Terry Farrell. Their collective efforts will today be auctioned off today by Sotherby's, with all proceeds going to Article 25.

Click through the gallery above for a selection of the drawings.

Last Updated 01 December 2011