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Artists for Artists Auction

4 - 13 October 2016


Inspiring art since 1965: an auction in support of Camden Arts Centre’s future work with artists.

Following on from Camden Arts Centre’s 50th anniversary, leading international artists have generously donated works to help secure the Centre’s vital role as a resource for artists and for making art. Camden Arts Centre was founded by artists in 1965, and since 1990, under the celebrated leadership of Director Jenni Lomax OBE, the charity has become internationally renowned for placing the artist at the centre of what it does. 

Nurturing the artists of the future is central to Camden Arts Centre’s vision for the next 50 years. Proceeds from this auction will establish an Artists for Artists fund to support our future artist-led projects and residency programmes, ensuring that the Centre’s unique, independent voice continues to be heard and that artists have time and space to take risks and pursue ideas and dreams. 

Donations towards this auction include works by Hurvin Anderson, Phyllida Barlow, Martin Creed, Anish Kapoor, Glenn Ligon, and Christopher Wool. Other artists have generously committed works for later auction events in support of the fund.

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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction
Six works will be sold as part of the Day Auction at Christie’s King Street, which will commence at 1.00pm on Friday 7 October. In advance of this sale, the work will be exhibited at Christie's King Street during Frieze week from 1 to 6 October.

List of artists: Glenn Ligon, Phyllida Barlow, Anish Kapoor, Christopher Wool, Wolfgang Tillmans, Toby Ziegler

Online Auction
Eight works will be sold by Christie's via an online auction dedicated to Camden Arts Centre, bidding opens on Tuesday 4 October and closes on Thursday 13 October. View here.

List of artists: Hurvin Anderson, Karin Mamma Andersson, Martin Creed, Thomas Hirschhorn, Kerry James Marshall, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Wilhem Sasnal, David Shrigley

“There are lots of places to show art these days but not many places that will support its creation from the tiniest idea to a fully realised exhibition. Camden Arts Centre is an organisation which has constantly put its shoulder to the wheel on behalf of artists and I am more than happy to return the favour.” – Glenn Ligon

"I have always enjoyed visiting Camden Arts Centre even from my early days studying foundation and somewhere I still frequently visit. It is such an important venue to so many people and so I am pleased to do my bit to support the establishment of an Artists for Artists fund.” – Hurvin Anderson

“I donate my work String Tyre, 2014 with pleasure to the Camden Arts Centre in order to support their deep commitment to art and in memory of the 1997 group exhibition Parisien(ne)s that I participated in.” – Thomas Hirschhorn