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75th Anniversary Auction
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Yinka Shonibare, Modern Magic (Bangwa Queen), Patchwork, appliqué, embroidery and Dutch wax printed cotton, in artist’s frame, 155 × 208 cm, 2022

The ICA and Sotheby’s have joined forces to raise funds to benefit the pioneering contemporary art institution in its 75th year. More than 20 internationally renowned artists have generously donated artworks, with Yinka Shonibare, John Currin and Raymond Pettibon each creating entirely new pieces for this sale. All of the artists involved have played an important part in the ICA’s history, and conversely, many credit the institute with inspiring their work and supporting their practice from the very beginning of their careers.

The collection will go on public view in Sotheby’s London galleries from 8 October, before the works are offered as part of the Contemporary Art Day Auction on 15 October. Proceeds from the auction will support the future of the ICA which, since its inception, has been a progressive, alternative, and safe place for artists who are looking beyond the mainstream: the ones who are willing to go beyond the status quo, the artists who take risks and defy definitions.

Participating artists include Hurvin Anderson, Alvaro Barrington, Andrew Cranston, John Currin, Enrico David, Tacita Dean, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman, Ida Ekblad, Denzil Forrester, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Antony Gormley, Merlin James, Anish Kapoor, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Prem Sahib, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Struth, Tenant of Culture and Wolfgang Tillmans.