Christie’s and ArtStack have teamed up to launch a unique art initiative that will see pieces by emerging artists voted for by the public to be auctioned at Christie’s South Kensington 

From now until 1 February artists are invited by Christie’s and ArtStack to submit their pieces of art as part of an online competition that will see the most popular works being auctioned at Christie’s South Kensington on 26 March. 

Using new technologies and influenced by the current trend for crowd sourcing, Christie’s and ArtStack’s initiative will see artists upload their work to ArtStack.com, where the public will vote for their favourites.

Works for the auction at Christie’s will be selected based upon the number of votes they receive and then reviewed by panel of experts from the art world, as well as fashion and media figures who will select around 10 works for inclusion in the auction.


Emerging artists will see their work auctioned at Christie’s South Kensington (picture credit: © Christie’s Images Limited 2015)

Bianca Chu, Head of First Open/LDN, Christie’s; Omar Kholeif, Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London; James Lindon, Co-Founder of ArtStack; Penny Martin, Editor in Chief of The Gentlewoman magazine; Sarah McCrory, Director of Glasgow International; Dan Stevens, Actor and Booker Prize Judge will all be among the judges. 

The most popular works of art will be included in the forthcoming First Open/LDN auction at 1pm on Thursday 26 March at Christie’s South Kensington, with 25% of the proceeds to be donated to the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Artists and the public can visit theartstack.com/exhibition/Christie’sFirstOpen/LDN to submit works

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