September 18, 2008 - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - Auction Exhibition
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September 18, 2008

Auction Exhibition

Damien Hirst
Beautiful Jaggy Snake Charity Painting, 2007
Courtesy the artist.

ICA Auction Exhibition
11 September – 5 October 2008

www.ica.org.uk/auction

Peter Blake / John Bock / Marcel Broodthaers / Jake and Dinos Chapman / Martin Creed / John Currin / Tacita Dean / Peter Doig / Cerith Wyn Evans / Liam Gillick / Nan Goldin / Antony Gormley / Dan Graham / Peter Halley / Richard Hamilton / Damien Hirst / Howard Hodgkin / Jenny Holzer / Ilya and Emilia Kabakov / Anish Kapoor / Alex Katz / Karen Kilimnik / Barbara Kruger / Robert Mapplethorpe / Chris Ofili / Yoko Ono / Julian Opie / Eduardo Paolozzi / Michelangelo Pistoletto / Lari Pittman / Thomas Scheibitz / Thomas Struth / Rosemarie Trockel / Luc Tuymans / Mark Wallinger / Andy Warhol

The ICA Auction Exhibition is a fitting finale to the ICA’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition includes 36 works, including many brand new pieces, from some of the most influential artists of the post-war and contemporary period. After the exhibition the works will be auctioned as part of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sales in London on 17 and 20 October 2008, raising vital funds to support the ICA – and in particular its new commissions fund and education programme.

All of the works on display have been generously donated by the artists (or their estates) in recognition of the importance of the ICA’s work, and in particular for the support that the institution has shown – and continues to show – new artists at crucial stages in their careers. Many of the artists involved had significant early shows at the ICA, and many of them have made new works especially for this exhibition, including Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Kruger and Luc Tuymans.

The exhibition contains the work of many British artists who have been closely associated with the ICA: from Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi and Peter Blake, who pioneered Pop art at the ICA in the late fifties and early sixties; through to Damien Hirst, Mark Wallinger and Jake and Dinos Chapman, leading figures in the YBA movement in the nineties. The exhibition also includes many international figures: including the American artists Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer and Nan Goldin, all of whom had important early showings at the ICA; as well as younger European figures such as Thomas Scheibitz and John Bock, who had exhibitions at the ICA in more recent years.

AUCTION
Sotheby’s Preview: Sunday 12 October – Friday 17 October
Auctions: Friday 17 October at 7pm and Monday 20 October at 10am

CATALOGUE
A lavishly illustrated, full colour catalogue including images, details and auction estimates for all works in the ICA Auction can be purchased for £5 via the ICA Bookshop.

TALKS
18 September, 7pm: a gallery talk by Mark Sladen, ICA director of exhibitions. Free. The talk will be signed by British Sign Language interpreter Roger Beeson.
28 September, 6pm: artist Dan Graham in conversation.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Zoë Franklin, Press Officer
T: 020 7766 1418
E: zoe.franklin@ica.org.uk

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is a registered charity in England, No: 263848

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

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