Artists for the Serpentine Gallery at Sotheby’s
In the fundraising efforts for the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery to open in 2012 in Kensington Gardens, an auction of forty-six works created by some of the best contemporary artists the art world has to offer was held at Sotheby’s on June 30th. All works were donated by artists who have previously held exhibitions at Serpentine Gallery with proceeds going towards the new gallery which will focus on showcasing the most talented up and coming artists from around the world working in all mediums. The auction, which included pieces by Damien Hirst, John Currin, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami and Anthony Gormley, raised over £500,000 more than expected with a grand total of £3,758, 500. John Jones were happy to donate frames for a number of the auctioned works in support of this important new establishment in London’s art industry.
Works donated by some of the best known contemporary artists including: Ron Arad, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Phyllida Barlow, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Anthony Caro, John Currin, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Fischli & Weiss, Yang Fudong, Gilbert & George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Antony Gormley, Subodh Gupta, Andreas Gursky, N.S. Harsha, Susan Hefuna, Damien Hirst, M.F. Husain, Jitish Kallat, Anish Kapoor, Ellsworth Kelly, Bharti Kher, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Maria Lassnig, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Shirin Neshat, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Richard Prince, Paula Rego, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Do-Ho Suh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gillian Wearing and Rachel Whiteread
Sotheby's auction of contemporary works in fundraising for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery opening in 2012.