Jake & Dinos Chapman
- Jake & Dinos Chapman
One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved (No. XX)
- oil on canvas
- 40.5 by 33cm.; 16 by 13in.
- Executed in 2008.
An introduction to the ICA Auction
To mark the 60th anniversary since the first exhibition at the ICA, 40 Years of Modern Art - a show that included early works by Bacon, Freud, Moore and others alongside that of major European figures including Picasso and Matisse - Sotheby's are pleased to offer at auction 34 works generously donated to the Institute by some its favourite artists. The proceeds from the auction will help raise funds for the ICA's visual arts programme in the form of a new commissions fund, which will be of particular benefit to artists at a breakthrough point in their careers, allowing them to work with a greater level of ambition and resources. It will also support the education programme and make a contribution to the reserves of the ICA, helping ensure the continued stability of the institution. All the artists participating in The ICA Auction have had a very direct relationship with the organisation. In almost every case they appeared in their first major solo exhibition at the institution or took part in a group show that proved a significant moment at an early stage in their career.
Throughout its history, the ICA has committed itself to recognising emergent talent in the visual arts. It has sought to anticipate consensus, bringing to the fore artists whose work betokens a striking vision, even at a developing stage in their careers. For the ICA, each show is a statement of belief in the promise of an artist, and in their potential ability to speak of the culture and the times within which we live. Above all, the income generated by The ICA Auction will allow the institution to keep faith with further generations of artists, and to maintain its ongoing dialogue with audiences about the potential and possibilities of contemporary artistic practice.
The ICA presented the Chapman Brother's first major solo
exhibition, Tragic Anatomies, in 1996. The show featured a spectacular toxic wonderland of turf, flowers and trees, peopled by the mutated figures that are the brothers' hallmark. Jake and Dinos Chapman have also featured in group exhibitions at the ICA, including The Institute of Cultural Anxiety, 1994-95.
The Chapmans have donated a new painting from the series One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved. This series is based on eighteenth and nineteenth century aristocratic portraits, doctored by the brothers to include ghoulish deformations. Other works from this series were included in the White Cube exhibition If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy Would We Be, 2008.