Want to treat yourself to a Rachel Whiteread, Laurie Anderson or Marlene Dumas and give to a worthy cause? Well, now you can.
Internationally acclaimed artists Francis Alÿs, Jeremy Deller, Robert Gober, Antony Gormley, Roni Horn, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Taryn Simon, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread are among the 48 artists who have given works to create a major new fund ARTISTS FOR ARTANGEL. The fund will allow the celebrated arts commissioning agency to continue to produce extraordinary works by artists in unexpected places in London, the UK and around the world.
New commissions by artists including Roger Hiorns, Cristina Iglesias, Michael Landy and Susan Philipsz, are also being offered.
The silent auction will culminate at a celebratory evening at Banqueting House in Whitehall on the evening of 28 June 2018, when a number of lots will also be auctioned live by Alex Branczik of Sotheby’s. Donated works include: new sculptures by Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread; Susan Hiller’s London Jukebox, a classic American jukebox with 70 songs about London; a sculpture with an angel’s wings from Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s 1998 Artangel commission The Palace of Projects; and an outstanding late work by Richard Hamilton. Work that featured in Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison includes Vija Celmins’ Night Sky, Roni Horn’s gold sculpture Double Mobius and Wolfgang Tillmans’ Separate System self-portrait photograph. 10 friends and associates of the legendary artist Mike Kelley have come together to make a cache of new works secreted in a locked basement box, offered together with a mobile sculpture by Kelley of his 2010 Artangel commission Mobile Homestead in Detroit. Artists include Laurie Anderson, Kim Gordon, Paul McCarthy and Tony Oursler, as well as Jim Shaw who formed 1970s proto-punk band Destroy All Monsters with Kelley in Detroit in the 1970s. The buyer gets the key to open the box.