The 51 lot auction will benefit more than 600 elephants that will need a safe place, following the ban on elephants being used in circuses. The charity have found a site for such a sanctuary in the South of France, which needs a further £350 000 to complete the project.

Works in the sale have been donated by the charity Elephant Family, the artists featured as well as galleries. Street artist Dom Pattinson, who is a favourite of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has donated a work, as well as illustrator Quentin Blake, and sculptor Angela Connor.

Other artworks which have been donated to the sale include those by Sir Peter Blake, Paula Rego, Billy Childish, Yoko Ono and Corrine Day.

Photographer Gitte Meldgaarde has donated a stunning photographic print of Dita von Teese.

Russell Young's paint and enamel screen print of Marilyn Monroe has been donated by Bankrobber Gallery. It is painted with liquid gold paint and diamond dust, and is numbered 44 of an edition of 50 with an estimate of £4 000 -6 000.

Kate Garner's photographs of Kate Moss and David Bowie will feature. Garner has organised the auction together with her agent Meesh Bryant and partners Patron Tequila. She is well-known for her iconic photographs of the singer Sinéad O'Connor and Moss, and has photographed numerous celebrities and models for publications including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The Sunday Times.

John Lennon's son Julian Lennon commented: "I'm interested to see how human consciousness will evolve when freedom and respect for other animals is achieved. Sanctuaries for refugee elephants such as Elephant Haven are the brick and mortar for what is a fundamental rights issue."

Many of the lots are being sold without reserve and all proceeds from the sale will go directly to Elephant Haven.

The sale will take place on 9th June. Search Rosebery's here.