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The ICA Auction

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

TO CLOSE its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Institute of Contemporary Arts is holding an exhibition of works by some of the artists who have played a part in its history. It will run from September 11 to October 5, 2008, and be followed – on October 17 and October 20 – by an auction at Sotheby’s.

More than 30 artists and artist estates have contributed to the exhibition. Signature pieces include a graphic work by Barbara Kruger, an LED piece by Jenny Holzer, a photograph by Thomas Struth and a spin painting by Damien Hirst.

There are also paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper, as well as a new film by Martin Creed. Many of the pieces have been made especially for this exhibition, including a new painting by Howard Hodgkin, a collage by Nan Goldin and a new work by Jake and Dinos Chapman.

The artworks, which will be on public display in the ICA’s Lower Galleries, will subsequently be on display at an auction preview at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, from October 12 to October 17, 2008. The proceeds will help establish a commissioning fund for emerging artists, and provide vital resources for an ambitious new education programme.

The participating artists are 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 and Andy Warhol.