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25-27 November 2010, 12-6pm
Live event and auction: 27 November, 7-9pm
Nicholas Serota’s recent comments that the government's funding cuts will cause an 'arts blitzkrieg' have inspired Transition Gallery to stage ART BLITZ, a fundraising event which references and updates the confrontational politics and unique style of the 1980s.
For eight years, the artist-run gallery, Transition, has been at the forefront of the East London art scene, staging exhibitions and producing exceptional publications (including Garageland and Arty). With the ill wind of spending cuts threatening to curtail the gallery’s progress, Transition have garnered the support of many leading artists and will be launching a not-to-be-missed art auction conducted on this website on 15 November. Viewing will be in the form of an exhibition at Transition from 25-27 November, culminating in a live auction conducted by 80s 'personality' and game-show host, Spruce Monkscyth on the evening of Saturday 27 November. Bidding will be possible in advance online or by telephone or at the live event. There will also be an ARTY DIP where £10 will secure an original drawing or print many of which have featured in Arty.
The call to arms for ART BLITZ has been phenomenal with artists including Yinka Shonibare, Clunie Reid, David Blandy, Stella Vine, Phillip Allen, Sigrid Holmwood, Rose Wylie, Paul Housley, Eleanor Moreton, Tom Hunter, Laura Oldfield Ford, Emma Talbot, Jessica Voorsanger and Damian & Delaine Le Bas donating work to the auction and ARTY DIP.
Auction night at Transition will have cocktails, music by Another Guy Called Gerald, A.R.T Poker and a performance by Dominic Allan ... so dress to impress.
Much of the work has been produced specially for ART BLITZ and this will be a rare chance to purchase art by influential contemporary artists whilst supporting the work of one of London’s most important artist-run spaces.