The studio, exhibition and residency hub for emerging and international artists chose to offer to auction a select number of high quality works donated by artists who have a strong history with the organisation. Selling for four times its highest estimate, Turner-prize nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s painting Garnets, 2013, which she made specially for the auction, sold for £58,000. With the Turner Prize continuing to cast its spell, a 2007 work, Untitled (Afromuse) by Chris Ofili sold for £24,000.
Proceeds from the auction will support Gasworks’ £1.8 million campaign to purchase and renovate its home in Vauxhall, south London, where it has been based for the last twenty years.
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Pippa Koszerek talks to Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks, and artist Alexandre da Cuhna about the Gasworks’ Future auction.