LONDON – PEER is an acclaimed arts charity that has commissioned and presented more than 100 exhibitions, publications, events and public realm projects over nearly 20 years. Based on the high street in East London’s Hoxton since 2002, our core ethos is to engage the widest possible audiences by offering highest quality art as part of daily life. We have done this through our ambitious programme of projects with many celebrated artists such as Martin Creed, Mike Nelson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Siobhan Hapaska, Anthony McCall, Danh Vo, Fiona Banner – just to name a few.
ANTONY GORMLEY, LEARNING TO THINK. ESTIMATE £6,000–8,000.
PEER’s big aspirations and modest size are two key reasons why we play such a crucially important role within the broader London art ecology. We offer both emerging and established artists the opportunity to test bold ideas in an intimate environment that stimulates experimentation and dialogue in ways that can prove challenging for larger institutions. Artists cherish the opportunities that PEER has to offer, and the position that it occupies within the art world. This is evidenced by the extremely generous donations from a number of Britain’s most respected artists.
MARK WALLINGER, SELF-PORTRAIT (FREEHAND) #107. ESTIMATE £14,000–18,000.
The funds raised through the sales of the donated works as part of the London Contemporary Curated sale will enable PEER to achieve its fundraising target to replace the two existing 1970s shop fronts with an elegantly designed and architecturally integrated façade, as well as carry out radical improvements and upgrades to the galleries. These works will help to ensure the success of the next two decades of PEER.
TRACEY EMIN, SELFIE 11. ESTIMATE £1,500–2,000.
Ingrid Swenson is Director, PEER
Lead image: Phyllida Barlow, Untitled: Yellow. Estimate £2,000–3,000.