Closes 31 July 2014
Tracey Emin has donated one of her neons, (valued at £50-70,000) for a £10 e-raffle to raise funds for The Old Vic Theatre Trust.
An Old Vic supporter, Emin has donated her Wanting You (2014) green and turquoise neon to be raffled in aid of the theatre’s bid to secure its financial future. The work will be sold via an e-raffle presented by Christie’s on 1 August 2014. Tickets can be purchased at just £10 each through Christie’s website.
Tracey Emin said: I’m a massive fan of The Old Vic and have supported them for years but this time it's different. By donating ‘Wanting You’ to be raffled it gives lots more people the opportunity of supporting The Old Vic and also owning my work – I hope that thousands of tickets are sold.
The Old Vic, built in 1818 is one of London’s historic theatres, and has been under the Artistic Directorship of Kevin Spacey since 2004.
In June 2012 The Arts Council England awarded The Old Vic a one-off grant of £5 million, conditional on it raising £15 million by the end of 2015. The money raised from the £10 e-raffle will be put towards this effort.
Tracey Emin Wanting You (2014) 95.1 x 112.6 cm Neon [Super Turquoise text Apple Jack Green Heart]
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