Audi A1 Art Car Donated to Elton John's Charity Ball

This year's edition of the White Tie and Tiara charity ball that raises money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation will feature a special version of Audi's A1 premium supermini designed by British contemporary artist, Damien Hirst.

Audi, one of the Ball's key supporters, is donating the A1 art car that will be auctioned during the event, which takes place on Thursday 24 June and will be held at the home of Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish.

"This is one of the most exciting auction items we have ever had for White Tie," said Elton John. His partner David added: "Audi has been a wonderful partner with us, and this year they have really produced something fantastic. I am sure it will be a huge hit with our guests."

As part of the same Lot, the road-legal A1 art car will be auctioned along with a 6ft diameter canvas spin painting, which Hirst completed at the same time.

"We are enormously proud to support Sir Elton John's remarkable fundraising ball for the eighth year in succession with the donation of a priceless and unrepeatable work of art for auction," commented Audi UK Director Jeremy Hicks.