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Portrait of Manic Street Preachers’ Richey Edwards to be displayed in missing persons art exhibition

By | Published on Wednesday 13 February 2019

Richey Edwards by Will Teather

A portrait of former Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards will be displayed as part of an exhibition of paintings of missing people next month. Taking place as part of the Other Art Fair in London, the Unmissable exhibition has been organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the Missing People charity.

Edwards was last seen on 31 Jan 1995. His sister Rachel Edwards says: “For the last 24 years I have lived in hope of solving the mystery of what happened to Richard. I am desperate for news as to his fate and am appealing to the public to help me”.

“I hope the exhibition will be a poignant and effective way of raising awareness for Missing People”, she adds, “a charity that has and continues to support my family and I for almost 25 years. I’m so pleased that the money raised will go towards helping them to continue to be there for others like me and will shine a light on all missing people, and their families, and hopefully bring us some answers”.

The portrait of Edwards was created by artist Will Teather, who adds: “Edwards is still missing of course, and creating this artwork has caused me to reflect yet again on the loss of his talent, but also how hard it must be for any family to never know the fate of their siblings. Now, I hope that I have paid a fitting to tribute to one of the missing idols of my youth”.

The exhibition has been curated by Ben Moore, whose own brother has been missing since 2003. Other artists commissioned to create portraits for the show include Charming Baker, Samira Addo, Ian Bruce, Nina Mae Fowler, Chris Moon, Alex Chappell, Amy Shuckburgh, Carne Griffiths, Mark Metcalfe, Paul Benney, Tim Gatenby and Ru Knox.

The Unmissable exhibition will take place at the Truman Brewery in London from 14-17 Mar. All of the paintings on show will be up for sale by online auction. There will also be prints on sale too. Find out more here.