Each artist was sent a piece of debris specifically chosen for them with a note telling them what it was, where it was from and explaining the concept. The brief was left open for each artist to interpret what they received and create their own new piece of art.On Wednesday, a Christies auction of the resulting artworks (as part of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale) by 25 of the world’s leading international artists use raised
- a grand total of £706,438, including buyer’s premium,
- almost £570,000 NET will actually go to the campaign Ash to Art campaign run by J Walter Thompson, on a pro bono basis, on behalf of the Glasgow School of Art's restoration programme.
Jenny Saville’s charcoal on canvas called “Ashes” went for £269,000 and realised the most money for an individual piece of art.
Jenny Saville (b. 1970)Ashes - sold for $269,000 / £220,000
signed and dated twice 'Saville 15-16' (lower left)
charcoal from Mackintosh Library on canvas
51 ¼ x 63in. (130 x 160cm.)
Executed in 2016-2017
Our #ashtoart auction for @GSofA eventually ended up raising £706,438. What a result. We could not be more thrilled. pic.twitter.com/LW9fSw9SI6— JWT London (@JWT_London) 8 March 2017
Artists chosen by J. Walter Thompson London, and including seven Turner Prize winners, come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to create a distinctive body of work, reflecting the international importance and influence of the Mackintosh Building on those who studied there and further afield. ChristiesThe full list of artists who participated in the auction are:
- Alison Watt - Scottish painter Glasgow School of Art (1985-1988)
My piece of Glasgow School of Art, which in my studio has taken on the aura of a religious relic @GSofA #AshtoArt pic.twitter.com/oX7onO8RcZ— Alison Watt (@alisonjfwatt) 2 February 2017
'Deep Within the Heart of Me' by @alisonjfwatt in #AshtoArt @ChristiesInc #MackintoshCampusAppeal https://t.co/NVyGAvxF11 pic.twitter.com/729JZnPVXO— MackRestoration (@MackRestoration) 7 March 2017
- Anish Kapoor - British sculptor
- Sir Antony Gormley RA - British sculptor
- Conrad Shawross RA - British sculptor
- Chantal Joffe RA - English painter Glasgow School of Art (1988 – 1991)
- Cornelia Parker RA - English sculptor and installation artist
- David Shrigley - British visual artist Glasgow School of Art (1988-91)
Work by GSA alumnus @davidshrigley, part of #AshtoArt auction of works for @MackRestoration @ChristiesInc today https://t.co/ognIKvZEfA pic.twitter.com/lTw3DCxprP— Glasgow School Art (@GSofA) 8 March 2017
- Douglas Gordon - Scottish artist
- Grayson Perry CBE RA - CBE RA - English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases and tapestries
Good start Grayson Perry #AshtoArt pic.twitter.com/RzqYyqVFKP— Russell Ramsey (@russellramsey1) 8 March 2017
- Idris Khan - British Artist
- Ishbel Myerscough - British painter Glasgow School of Art (1987-91)
- Jenny Saville RA - British painter Glasgow School of Art (1988–92)
- Jim Lambie - Scottish Visual Artist Glasgow School of Art (1990-94)
- Joseph Kosuth - American conceptual artist.
- Julie Mehretu - Ethiopian/American artist
- Martin Boyce - Scottish sculptor Glasgow School of Art, graduated BA (environmental art) 990, MFA 997
- Miroslaw Balka - Polish sculptor and video artist
- Nathan Coley - Scottish artists Glasgow School of Art (1985-89)
- Dame Paula Rego - visual artist
- Sir Peter Thomas Blake, CBE, RDI, RA- English pop artist,
- Rachel Whiteread - English sculptor
- Richard Long - English sculptor
- Simon Starling - English conceptual artist attended Glasgow School of Art 1990-92
- Tacita Dean - English visual artist
- The Chapman Brothers - British visual artists
- Artwork from Glasgow School of Art ashes raises £700000
- Artworks made from fire-gutted Mackintosh library sell for £700,000
- Major sale of art from the Mackintosh Building fire sells for more than £700,000
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