To celebrate Youth Music’s 10th Birthday, 70 of the world’s greatest musicians and visual artists have created a groundbreaking body of collaborative artwork based on Rankin’s iconic portraits of musicians.

As part of National Youth Music Week 2009, Youth Music will take over Phillips De Pury London for a festival of art and live music featuring performances from Destroy artists.

Original works by Damien Hirst, Douglas Gordon, Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, U2, Mat Collishaw, Marianne Faithfull and many others will be auctioned to support the UK’s biggest music charity for young people.

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Check out Rankin and the Destroy artists in the studio…

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Events

  • Monday 9th November

    Private View

  • Thursday 12th November

    Little Boots supported by The Woo!worths

  • Friday 13th November

    Reverend and the Makers supported by The Invasion of…

  • Saturday 14th November

    Charity Auction

Exhibition Open 9 - 21st November 2009.
Phillips de Pury, 9 Howick Place, London SW1P 1BB

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14th November 2009
@ Phillips De Pury London
7pm-11pm
Auction at 8pm

20 original artworks by 20 iconic artists, including Damien Hirst’s ‘Joe Strummer’

Viewings 9th – 14th November
Private View
9th November
6pm – 9pm

‘Destroy’ Joe Strummer by Damien Hirst

‘Destroy’ Joe Strummer
by Damien Hirst

Oil on paper
Edition 1/1
3ft x 4ft
2009

To attend the Private View & Auction, contact:
Grania Hyde-Smith
020 7902 1084

Phillips de Pury
9 Howick Place
London
SW1P 1BB
www.phillipsdepury.com

An exclusive evening celebrating Youth Music’s 10th Birthday

Charity Auction hosted by Rankin and Simon De Pury
Performance by Jarvis Cocker
DJ set by Fred Deakin

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“I love the way that books, even today, even with the computer, still stand up. It’s very personal, it’s very intimate… you really get inside someone’s head”

Damien Hirst

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1,000 Limited Edition Hardback, available from Youth Music

Includes exclusive behind the scenes DVD, featuring interviews with Rankin and more than 25 artists

Designed by Big Active
Edited by Rod Stanley

Contributors: Damien Hirst, U2, Debbie Harry, Kylie, Michael Stipe, Douglas Gordon, Ian Brown, Marianne Faithfull…

Exclusive essays by:
Rankin & Damien Hirst
Mike Figgis & Marianne Faithfull
Jarvis Cocker & Peter Saville
Jefferson Hack & Michael Stipe
Beth Ditto & Miranda Sawyer

Foreword by Fred Deakin.

Rankin / Destroy

1st 20 Copies signed by Rankin

£45.00

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All proceeds go to Youth Music to help change young people’s live with the power of music, whatever their circumstances.

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Little Boots &
Reverend and the Makers gallery gigs

Phillips De Pury London
Limited tickets available!

Buy tickets here

Fancy winning tickets to see Micachu, Patrick Wolf, Josh Weller at the Destroy / Rankin Private View on the 9th November? What about Jarvis Cocker at the VIP Auction on the 14th? Find out how at www.youthmusic.org.uk

Little Boots
Reverend and the Makers

Little Boots +
The Woo!worths

Reverend and the Makers +
The Invasion of…
(featuring Gary Powell)

Following a summer of chart-topping hits and crowd-pulling festival performances, Electropop songstress Victoria Hesketh brings her Little Boots to Rankin’s Destroy exhibition at Phillips de Pury in London on Thursday 12th November. The BBC Sound of 2009 winner will give exclusive performances of tracks such as ‘New in Town’ and ‘Remedy’ to an intimate audience as part of this year’s biggest music photography event. Youth Music is proud to host this exclusive gig by one of the most exciting artists to emerge from 2009.

Sheffield favourites, Reverend and the Makers have stepped up to save the day to cover for The Enemy who had to pull out at the last minute. Fronted by Jon McClure (nicknamed the Reverend), Reverend and the Makers are bringing their indie rock riffs to Destroy for an intimate Friday night gig to include hits such as their legendary anthem ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’ and ‘Open Your Window’. Jon McClure who recently said he wants to focus on real issues and to "not write songs about girls at bus stops any more like me and Monkeys used to do, let's start talking about what's happening man as otherwise you know where we gonna go, we're going down the toilet aren't we?" is putting his money where his mouth is and performing a one-off gig to support Youth Music and help endorse the benefits of music-making for young people.

12th November, doors 6.30
(9pm finish)
£20 including two free drinks (over 18s only)

Sponsored by Magners Pear

13th November, doors 6.30
(9pm finish)
£20 including two free drinks (over 18s only)

Sponsored by Magners Pear

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Youth Music is the UK's largest children's music charity and since 1999, we have reached over 2 million children and young people.

We work with some of the UK's most disadvantaged young people, providing free access to a wide range of music-making.

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We believe in the power of music to transform young people's lives. Music has the power to encourage and nurture talent; a power that builds confidence and self-esteem; a power that opens new horizons, raises aspirations and helps individuals express who they are.

Destroy is part of Youth Music’s annual Youth Music Week, the national celebration of young people’s music making. From 7th -14th November there’ll be music events, gigs and workshops across the country. As well as giving young talent the opportunity to get heard, it's also the chance for aspiring musicians to try out new activities and for potential and existing music leaders to find out about professional development opportunities on offer.

Find out more about our work and what Youth Music Week activities are happening in your area at www.youthmusic.org.uk

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