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Multiplied 2014 at Christie’s, South Kensington, London.

David Franchi – Thursday, 30th October 2014.

Nicolas Guzman, Sin título, drypoint, 2013, Courtesy of Arte Cocodrillo Ediciones

Nicolas Guzman, Sin título, drypoint, 2013, Courtesy of Arte Cocodrillo Ediciones

At its fifth edition, Multiplied 2014 was much participated, at Christie’s, South Kensington, London. Solely committed to contemporary art in editions, Multiplied is the only fair of its genre in the UK. It took place during Frieze Week, one of the most vital periods in the art calendar of London.

Multiplied 2014 offered a consistent programme for art lovers and enthusiast people as well, including artist talks, panel discussions and special projects. New for 2014 was the introduction of Live Printing sessions in association with Rabley Contemporary and CFPR Editions, where artists made prints and host printmaking demonstrations onsite in front of a live audience. Different aspects of printing were explored, including traditional printmaking methods as well as the latest in 3-D printing techniques.

Bringing together print, digital art and multiples, artist’s books and photographs, Multiplied 2014 was focused on the whole scenario of contemporary publishing, from established galleries representing renowned artists, to start-up spaces and artists’ collectives.

Therefore, this was a special occasion which allowed art lovers to start a new collection and more established collectors to find unique works. Multiplied 2014 presented works by established stars of the contemporary art world, including Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, William Kentridge, Sarah Lucas, Daido Moriyama, Cornelia Parker, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, Gavin Turk and Rachel Whiteread. In the meantime, Multiplied 2014 also showcased exciting, emerging talent from leading graduate institutions such as the Slade School of Fine Art, the Royal College of Art and the University of the Arts London.

Sarah Lucas, Priapus, 2013, cast plaster and MDF box, edition of 25, 280 x 80 x 70 mm. Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

Sarah Lucas, Priapus, 2013, Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

An interesting participation for Multiplied 2014 was Made in Arts London (MiAL). It is a not for profit project which sells art and design by University of the Arts London students and recent graduates, giving the opportunity to buy works from some London’s emerging talents and to meet and to speak to them about their work – it is the possibility to be the first to discover a new artists generation.

Established in 1776, Christie’s holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the Contemporary arts. In few occasions, it broke all records in sales. Open seven days a week, Christie’s South Kensington is the busiest saleroom in the UK. Every year, it holds over 100 sales, offering more than 20,000 lots and consistently attracting over 200,000 visitors coming from all over in the world.

Multiplied 2014 took place at Christie’s South Kensington, London, from 17th until 20th October 2014.

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