The Bigger Splash was a Benefit Auction for the Whitechapel Gallery
The London Art Fair, Islington, London, 17th November 2001
A long time ago, I was asked by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, to contribute an artwork for the Bigger Splash Benefit Auction, to raise funds for their public programme. Each invited artist was supplied with watercolour paints, paper and brushes.
I wondered what kind of watercolours would collectors of contemporary art like? Of course, they like what other collectors like them like. I thought, what paintings are popular? Gary Hume paintings are very, very popular. I decided to make two Gary Hume watercolours from the catalogue of the Whitechapel exhibition in 1999; from his Water Painting series.
Like this one (left) now (already?) in the Tate Collection
London Art Fair
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