ARTISTS FOR IKON: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Sotheby's, London, 2015

To celebrate Ikon Gallery’s 50th anniversary we were invited by Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, to collaborate on producing and coordinating an exhibition and major art auction at Sotheby’s, London, of works generously donated by internationally renowned artists who had previously exhibited at the Birmingham-based institution. Essential to the gallery’s future, all funds raised were in support of Ikon’s 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund, dedicated to the gallery’s artistic programme and the commissioning of new artwork.


Ikon is an internationally acclaimed art gallery situated in central Birmingham. Housed in a magnificent neo-gothic school building, it is an educational charity and works to encourage public engagement with contemporary art and it offers free entry to all. 


The auction raised over £750,000 for their Endowment Fund.


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


Project Details:


Auction produced and coordinated by Artwise in collaboration with Jonathan Watkins, director of Ikon

Supported by Aliycidon Capital and Sotheby's

Limited editions produced by Plinth