Martin Creed, Work No.671 FRIENDS, 2007 © Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Image: installation at Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK, 2007. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Martin Creed, Work No.671 FRIENDS, 2007 © Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Image: installation at Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK, 2007. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Artists for Ikon

50th anniversary exhibition and auction

Exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham: 24 April – 4 May 2015

Auction Preview at Sotheby's, London: 27 June - 1 July 2015

Auction, Sotheby’s London: Thursday 2 July 2015 

Ikon’s 50th anniversary celebrations will culminate with Artists for Ikon, an exhibition of works donated by internationally renowned artists to support Ikon’s 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund. All funds raised will be dedicated to the gallery’s artistic programme and the commissioning of new artwork the fund is essential to Ikon’s future. 

The exhibition and auction is produced in collaboration with Artwise. In addition, Plinth, producers of high quality editioned artworks, is working with Ikon and five participating artists. Available from Ikon Shop, prices start from £200 and a commission on sales will augment money raised by the auction.

Exhibiting artists include: Hurvin Anderson, Giovanni Anselmo, Fiona Banner
, David Batchelor, Christiane Baumgartner, Martin Creed, Ian Davenport, Richard Deacon, Ding Yi,
 AK Dolven
, Marcel Dzama, Semyon Faibisovich, Matias Faldbakken, Bernard Frize, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Arturo Herrera, Carmen Herrera, Roger Hiorns, Lee Bul, Elizabeth Magill, Beatriz Milhazes, François Morellet, Dennis Oppenheim, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Giuseppe Penone, Imran Qureshi, George Shaw, Amikam Toren, Zhang Enli

Auction artists include: Hurvin Anderson, Giovanni Anselmo, Fiona Banner
, David Batchelor, Christiane Baumgartner, Martin Creed, Ian Davenport, Ding Yi,
 AK Dolven
, Marcel Dzama, Semyon Faibisovich, Bernard Frize, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Arturo Herrera, Carmen Herrera, Lee Bul, Elizabeth Magill, Beatriz Milhazes, François Morellet, Dennis Oppenheim, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Giuseppe Penone, Imran Qureshi, George Shaw, Amikam Toren, Zhang Enli

Visit www.ikon-gallery.org for more information. Auction catalogue can be viewed here: www.sothebys.com (Ikon works start at Lot 332)

Contact Artwise for more information on the available artworks

Artists for Ikon images

  • Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

    Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

  • Ryan Gander, Jonathan Watkins sitting in the Deutsche Bank VIP lounge at Frieze Art Fair London, 2007, talking candidly about his disdain for the British weather, 2015 © Ryan Gander

    Ryan Gander, Jonathan Watkins sitting in the Deutsche Bank VIP lounge at Frieze Art Fair London, 2007, talking candidly about his disdain for the British weather, 2015 © Ryan Gander

  • Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

    Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

  • Hurvin Anderson, Cypress Hill, 2015 © Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Photo by Richard Ivey

    Hurvin Anderson, Cypress Hill, 2015 © Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Photo by Richard Ivey

  • Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

    Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

  • Cornelia Parker, Alter Ego (Mutiny), 2013 © Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery

    Cornelia Parker, Alter Ego (Mutiny), 2013 © Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery

  • François Morellet, 12 lignes au hasard hybrides blanc et jaune, 2007 © Courtesy the artist

    François Morellet, 12 lignes au hasard hybrides blanc et jaune, 2007 © Courtesy the artist

  • Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

    Installation view: Artists for Ikon exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Photo © Stuart Whipps

  • Ding Yi, Appearance of Crosses 2008-38, 2008 © Courtesy the artist

    Ding Yi, Appearance of Crosses 2008-38, 2008 © Courtesy the artist

  • Installation shot at Sotheby's New Bond Street, London

    Installation shot at Sotheby's New Bond Street, London

  • Artists for Ikon - catalogue

    Artists for Ikon - catalogue