Major artists front London's Drawing Biennial

Mark Wallinger, Antony Gormley and Paula Rego all contribute an A4 sheet to the Drawing Room's show
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Icelandic Road Trip (2013) by Emma Stibbon
Icelandic Road Trip (2013) by Emma Stibbon

Every two years London's Drawing Room invites a few hundred artists to contribute an A4 sheet of work to its Drawing Biennial. These pieces come from a wide variety of practitioners, and are auctioned off to benefit The Drawing Room, which is the only public and non-profit gallery in Europe dedicated to contemporary drawing.

 

Nursing Practise (2013) by Paula Rego
Nursing Practise (2013) by Paula Rego

It's a great event, both benefiting a worthy cause and offering a clear insight into the current interests and means of expression for a wide range of visual artists. This year the figurative painter and Phaidon artist Paula Rego's work will hang alongside other well-known fine-art illustratorssuch as the Turner-Prize short-listed Paul Noble; Vitamin D and Vitamin D2 artists like Bonnie Camplin, Vidya Gastaldon, David Haines, Fergus Henderson, and Nicolas Paris; and artists such as Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Michael Landy and Antony Gormley who are perhaps better known for their work in other media.

 

Two Bubbles (2013) by Georgina Starr
Two Bubbles (2013) by Georgina Starr

You can view all the works from this Thursday either online or in person at The Drawing Room. All the pieces are offered for sale in a silent auction on Wednesday 15 May, 6-9pm. Bids will be taken in online, on the phone or in person, and the starting price for every inclusion is £250.

 

Plinth & Sculpture (2013) by Paul Noble
Plinth & Sculpture (2013) by Paul Noble

Find out more at the Drawing Room's site. For a better understanding of contemporary drawing, you can also pick up a pre-release copy of our our global, up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary drawing, Vitamin D2 book at the exhibition. And if you're thinking about starting your fine art collection, or keen to further an existing one, do consider our new book, Collecting Art for Love, Money and More, our insider's guide to collecting art for both the novice and experienced buyer; don't go bidding without one.


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