A collection of works by some of the world’s most iconic artists has gone on display in Birmingham. Art Vault: The Investors Collection is an exploration into high end art, and features a diverse yet eclectic mix of artwork that celebrates some of the most exciting artists across traditional, contemporary and high-tech mediums.
The 45-piece collection is a combination of multiple art collectors’ portfolios, and has been valued at over half a million pounds. The works, which are all for sale, will remain on display at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery until 1 July 2022?, giving art collectors the chance to own a piece of history.
From Murakami to Damien Hirst, contemporary futurism is at the forefront of the collection. It also plays host to the thought-provoking sculpture ‘I Know You Inside Out’ by Marilene Oliver, which aims to redefine how we view the human body using technology. Oliver’s sculpture is a reconstruction of cyrosections of a convicted American murderer who donated his body to medical science.
Digital art also features as part of the collection, with a selection of Non-Fungible Token’s (NFTs) from Damien Hirst and Danny Cole on display. Collectors who purchase these artworks from the artists will obtain both the authentic digital NFT, as well as the original artwork.
Many of the pieces in the collection have been consciously designed to spark debate. Mauro Perchutti offers discourse on religion and cloning with an eye-catching crucifix sculpture featuring miniature jelly babies encased inside. Whilst Alastair Mackie’s mouse-skull sphere uses unconventional materials to create new contrasting narratives.
Art Vault: The Investors Collection is on display at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery from now until 1 July 2022