The Contemporary Art Society raises over £270,000 at Annual Gala

1 March 2012 By

The champagne reception and dinner was held in the former lead and gallery factory of the old Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell, with the newly created works installed throughout the space. The event was attended by more than 350 art world VIPS who enjoyed a spectacular evening of performances, tomfoolery and high glamour, sponsored by Boucheron.

The evening, which was chaired by Contemporary Art Society Trustee, Sarah Elson and a Committee which included the likes of Valeria Napoleone and Anita Zabludowicz, raised an unprecedented amount to acquire new purchases of art. Guests included Ed Vaizey MP, Bianca Jagger, Grayson Perry, Maureen Paley, Nicholas Logsdail, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gavin Turk, Kathy Lette , Scott Mead, and Julian Treger.

44 works were commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society to be auctioned on the night, including a charity lot which will be gifted to the National Galleries of Scotland. The list included Artists Anonymous, David Batchelor, David Buckley, Anne Hardy, Jim Lambie, Eleanor Moreton, Stephen Nelson, Elizabeth Price, Ruth Proctor, Paula Rego, Boo Ritson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Hannah Starkey, Storm Tharp, Paloma Varga Weisz, Richard Wentworth and Rose Wylie.

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For more information on the event, or images, please contact Annabel Fox on / 07837 906 007.