A private collection of LGBTQ+ artwork owned by Glenn Anderson, is to go up for auction at Newcastle Auction House Anderson & Garland this month.
As a well-known name among the LGBTQ+ community, Glenn Anderson has dedicated the last three decades of his life as he says to “ending stigma within minority groups and the promotion of the basic human right to love whoever you want without judgement.”
“I am a previous chair of Cumbria Pride for multiple events, but I was also responsible for obtaining charity status for the organisation along with funding the very first event as sole sponsor.
I now also work to end stigma for people living with HIV on behalf of an NHS partnership organisation based in the toon.
It is my honour to work with this amazing team, whilst continuing to bring attention to equality and diversity issues in the West of Cumbria. I have the great pleasure of co-chairing a large committee in West Cumbria dedicated to helping minority groups.”
The collection comes to auction after a spell of ill health for Glenn, and comprises 27 items of art and sculpture. It’s estimated to fetch between £15,000 – £19,000.
“I have been an avid art collector for three decades, after watching my grandfather paint as a child.
I hate parting with this huge part of my life, but following very recent liver cancer surgery at the Freeman, I have adopted the view of living each day to the best of my ability which for me means creating memories. Selling my collection will allow me to travel.” Said Glenn
The collection feature as part of the Modern Art and Design Auction at Anderson & Garland Auctioneers of Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, on Wednesday 31st May.