Under the hammer

The new Royal College of Art campus in London’s Battersea is well underway – with phase one, The Sackler Building, complete. The Dyson Building is now in progress, as part of phase two, and to ensure there is enough money in the pot for the third and final phase, money is being raised via a special one-off RCA auction at Christie’s in London.

Designer Ron Arad has offered a helping hand by designing two FPE (Fantastic Plastic Elastic) chairs (pictured) inscribed respectively with the words ‘Nothing is as Good’ and ‘Nothing is as Bad’ and signed by Arad – which are expected to fetch between £3000 and £4000.

Ron Arad chairs
Ron Arad chairs

Arad, the former Head of the RCA’s design products department, is just one of 15 artists who have donated work to Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary day auction, to be held on 15 October – with all proceeds going towards the completion of the Battersea Campus.  Other works to go under the hammer include a neon sign titled More Love by Tracey Emin; a 1965 op-art screenprint by Bridget Riley and a watercolour by David Hockney.

The Royal College of Art Auction will be one of the highlights in a series of London art events happening between 10-17 October, including the Frieze Art Fair.

For your chance to bid – The Royal College of Art Auction, Christie’s, King Street, London at 2pm on 15 October

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