The Shandy Show

A selection of works from The Shandy Collection
9 October – 7 December 2009,
The Arts Gallery, 65 Davies Street, W1K 5DA

The Arts Gallery is proud to present the first major gallery exhibition of works from an unorthodox and intriguing private collection. The Shandy Show reveals an eclectic set of artworks amassed by an anonymous London-based collector over the last decade; uniquely, the majority of the works were accrued through an exchange of his skilled labour for art.

Opening on 9 October, The Shandy Show will feature over twenty works by artists including Sarah Lucas, Mark Titchner, Andrew Grassie and Lisa Milroy among others, specially selected with a focus on alumni of University of the Arts London.

The Shandy Show presents a snapshot of a collection where the conventional financial requirements for collecting fine art have been subverted, substituting skilled work in exchange for acquisitions.

The exhibition will feature over twenty pieces in a variety of media, including: Sarah Lucas’ Man Marrow, a sculptural piece in concrete and steel, which the artist gifted to the collection in 2004; Mark Titchner’s 2001 inkjet print Hell is Other People, which the collector requested in exchange for refurbishing the artist’s gallery; and Lisa Milroy’s oil on canvas painting Shoes, a recent artwork acquired by the collector, given in exchange for maintenance work at the artist’s home.

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