The Class of 2020

By Nicholas Yau

Published 17th Sep 2020

To document today’s gathering of the next-generation of artistic talent in To My Twenties, The Auction Collective asked each contributing artist to create a self-portrait that reflects this creative period in their life. 

From figurative representation to abstract sculpture, this 'Class of 2020' bids a final farewell to the historic exhibition space at the Old Central Saint Martin's Campus.

The Central School of Art and Design was first formed at the location in 1896 and was later joined by Saint Martin’s School of Art in 1989 when the two schools merged. Before moving to its current location at King’s Cross in 2011, the campus saw a impressive number of emerging stars pass through its doors. Artists include Richard Deacon, Cathy Lomax, Raqib Shaw, Antony Gormley and Laure Prouvost, designers Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, and musicians Paloma Faith and Jarvis Cocker.

To My Twenties, a group auction and exhibition of artists in their twenties today, is the final exhibition to take place in the building before being converted into a luxury hotel. 

Exhibition
Thursday to Saturday, 12-6 pm.
Monday to Wednesday, by appointment through:
[email protected] or 07918 880 581. 
The Old Central St. Martins Building, 48, 12 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AF.

Auction
Live-Stream: 30 September, 7 pm

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THE CLASS OF 2020

Lot 23 - Abigail Robertson

Self-Portrait (Four Blues)

Estimate: £200 - 300

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Dye on primed canvas
60 x 60 cm.
Created in 2020

Lot 17 - Alexander Glass

Self-Portrait

Estimate: £450 - 750

Epoxy resin and steel 
170 x 19 x 35 cm.
Created August 2020
This work is unique


Lot 3 - Antoine Langenieux Villard

Self-Portrait (Baïne)

Estimate: £1,300 - 2,000

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Acrylic and paper collage on canvas
60 x 50 cm.
Created in 2020


Lot 2 - Billy Baghilhole

Self-Portrait (Japanese Nostalgia)

Estimate: £250 - 500

Signed and dated (on the reverse) 
Mixed media on canvas
35.5 x 23.5 cm.
Created in August 2020


Lot 40 - Daniel Fletcher

Self-Portrait (Mind as Mark)

Estimate: £380 - 600

Signed and dated 'Daniel Fletcher' (on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 60 cm.
Created in July 2020


Lot 35 - Eddie Howard

Self-Portrait (Study of my Head)

Estimate: £150 - 250

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Gouache on paper
60 x 50 cm.
Painted in August 2020


Lot 42 - Ellie MacGarry

Beach portrait (Dungeness)

Estimate: £600-900

Signed (on the reverse)
Oil on herringbone linen
35.5 x 31 cm.
Painted in 2020


Lot 37 - Emilie Fitzgerald


Self-Portrait (Bloom)

Estimate: £200 - 400

Signed (on the reverse)
Oil and acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm.
Created in 2020

Lot 47 - James Prapaithong

Self-Portrait with “Natsukashii”

Estimate: £550 - 750

Oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm.
Created in 2020


Lot 19 - James Rogers 

A study for the time my father got electrocuted...

Estimate: £600 - 800

Signed (on the reverse)
Mixed media on archival paper
65 x 50 cm.
Created in 2020
This work is unique.

Lot 16 - Karanjit Panesar

Self-Portrait

Estimate: £50 - 100

Ink pen on paper
21 x 14.6 cm.
Created in 2020
This work is unique.


Lot 46 - Klaus is Koming 

Self-Portrait (In the wake of nothing, I have become everything)

Estimate: £450 - 650

Signed (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 cm.
Created in 2020


Lot 4 - Mary Savva

Self-Portrait (Pink Hand Pink Eyes)

Estimate: £200 - 300

Signed (on the reverse and front)
Oil on paper
42 x 30 cm.
Created in 2020 


Lot 1 - Raen Barnsley

Self-Portrait

Estimate: £300 - 500

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Mixed media on wood
30 x 42 x 8 cm.
Created in 2020


Lot 21 - Sola Olulode

Self Portait

Estimate: £200 - 300

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Oil, oil pastel, oil bar, pastel and wax on canvas
102 x 120 cm. 
This work is unique