MFA AUCTION 3rd DECEMBER 2011
Students of The Glasgow School of Art MFA programme are delighted to announce that this year’s auction will include works by Turner Prize nominees and winners such as Fiona Banner and Jim Lambie in addition to many other internationally renowned artists including Elizabeth Peyton Jonathan Monk and Ryan Gander.
This year the auction will be held at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate. Glasgow G1 5HZ.
6-8pm Silent auction.
8.30pm Live auction.
The annual MFA auction is produced by second year Master’s students to raise funds for the MFA international exhibition. The auction remains an essential date in the diary of both established and developing art collectors, offering the opportunity to purchase work by internationally recognised contemporary artists and invest in works by artists who will become the stars of the future. With reserves on the works in the Silent Auction at £25, there is something for all budgets and tastes.
Staged in the stunning Briggait space, the evening consists of two parts: a Silent Auction and a Live Auction. The Silent Auction allows bidders to view an exhibition of over fifty works in a variety of media produced by MFA students and other emerging artists. Bids may be placed on these works during a two-hour period.
Saving the best for last, the Live Auction is the main event of the evening. From 8:30pm onwards, Campbell Armour, Director of Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull hosts a traditional auction. Here you can bid on works by some of the best established and emerging contemporary artists Scotland has produced, including Claire Barclay, Alan Michael, Craig Mulholland, Nicolas Party, Toby Paterson, Corin Sworn, Alex Pollard, Michael Wilkinson. Alongside these will be artists from further afield including Chris Evans, Grier Edmundson, Phoebe Unwin, Brian Griffiths and more.
For those who are unable to attend the event in person, an advance or absentee bidding service is available. For full list of artists and to view images and information about the works and artists, and to complete registration for the advance bidding process please visit mfaauction.blogspot.com.
The Glasgow School of Art 2011 MFA Auction is kindly supported by: The Glasgow School of Art, Mandors, Mono, Shilla’s Korean Restaurant, Comme des Garçons, The Artstore, Spirited Wines, Bar 91, WTMS, Good Spirits Wine Company, Nice N Sleazy’s, Peckhams.