The evening was a huge success raising a gross profit of £240,000 which will enable the Contemporary Art Society to continue to buy significant new works for public collections in the UK where they will be enjoyed by audiences of millions.
The evening showcased newly commissioned and generously donated work in response to the idea of SYSTEMS by a range of high profile and acclaimed artists like Michael Craig Martin, Jim Lambie and Keith Tyson, through to a younger generation of artists garnering national and international attention.
Over the past century, the Contemporary Art Society has established an unrivalled track record of identifying the artists of tomorrow and purchasing ‘ahead of the curve’ for public collections. Our annual fundraising auction offers a unique opportunity to purchase works by artists who are attracting international critical acclaim but are not yet known beyond art world insiders.
Full list of artists featured in SYSTEMS (click on artist name to view individual catalogue page):
Michael Craig Martin
Pil & Galia Kollectiv
Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan
Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz
Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Claire Bailey, Myriam Blundell, Philippa Bradley, Florence Eid, Sarah Elson, Tania Fares, Linda Grosse, Jenny Halpern Prince, Susan Hayden, Paul Hobson, Fatima Maleki, Alison Myners (Chair), Valeria Napoleone, Midge Palley, Catherine Petitgas, Lilly Scarpetta, Ellen Shapiro, Mark Stephens, Angelica Theotokis, Jolana Vainio, Marie-Laure de Varennes de Bueil, Cathy Wills, Dina Wulfsohn, Anita Zabludowicz