Sunday, 9 May 2010

Ought to be Bought 3

The third annual Ought to be Bought art auction at The Cass to raise funds for the final year BA Fine Art students' summer show catalogue took place this week. Lord Shoreditch, alter ego of designer and style guru Steve Edge, made a welcome return as auctioneer and many leading contemporary artists donated work, including Martin Creed, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Bob and Roberta Smith, Tracey Emin, Juan Bolivar, Dallas Seitz, Peter Lamb, Lee Maelzer, Jonathan McLeod and Ben Cain. It was a fun event as usual with a mix of students, dealers and would-be-collectors. I kept a low profile just people-watching when bidding started, but raised an unexpected bid at the very last moment to secure the piece I wanted. I am now the proud owner of a signed Tracey Emin monoprint, 'You said' - the artist's proof - bought with funds saved from my cancelled trip to Vietnam in 2009 and again this spring. Tracey Emin 'You Said' and me

Jake and Dinos Chapman - original drawing on the letter asking them to donate work

Martin Creed, 'Work #88'

Dalla Seitz 'Shrunken heads (laughing man)'

Rosemarie McGoldrick,cage with origami cranes

Headlines on the eve of the General Election

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