Painting of Jasper Carrott made with his hair, blood, and spit mistakenly sold by charity shop

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Painting of Jasper Carrott made with his hair, blood, and spit mistakenly sold by charity shop
Unique picture of Jasper Carrot

Bewdley’s KEMP Hospice launches a public appeal to find artwork, allowing photos to be reunited with the legitimate owner, local professional artist Hillary J Baker.

Hillary, whose studio is near the shop, was asked to make a photo of a local celebrity.

The portrait formed part of a series of “forensic portraits” created using personal traces as part of the process.

Hillary said: I was overwhelmed by the fact that this photo meant a lot to me and was accidentally sold. “

The photo was rented and exhibited at a charity shop as part of the Foundry Artist Art Trail 2022, which includes 20 locations throughout the town that participated in the two-week event.

But unfortunately, this photo was accidentally sold for only £ 20 on Wednesday morning, July 13.

KEMP is now receiving a full refund and is urging customers to come forward to help the hospice reunite with the legitimate owner.

Caroline Beech, CEO of KEMP Hospice, said:

“We were miserable to know that this genuine unfortunate mistake had happened. Everyone on the team is very worried about seeing Hillary reunited with her picture as soon as possible. “

Gary Barnes, Head of Retail at KEMP, said:

“I’m really sorry for what happened. I did an internal investigation and unfortunately I’m sure it was a human error.

“I hope the person who bought the photo understands and helps me reunite with Hillary.”

Hillary goes on to say: “KEMP’s Bewdley Shop does a great job of supporting the local community and KEMP Hospice, but the photos make a lot of sense to me, so I’d love to find them and bring them back to the studio.

“With KEMP, send an email to [email protected] or call 01562 756 000 to appeal to anyone who may know where to contact the hospice. Photo as soon as possible. I hope I can return it. “

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