Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


John Smith

Funny Old World

Top Pick

David Musgrave, Vanessa Jackson, Matt Calderwood, Sacha Craddock

Year 2016
Medium Collage of Christmas cracker jokes and pencil drawing
Dimensions 21 x 29.3 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

John Smith:

John Smith (b. 1952, London) lives and works in London. Studied at the Royal College of Art. Smith is best known for his work in film, video and installation. He has been awarded major prizes at many international film festivals including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists (2011); and was the winner of Film London’s Jarman Award (2013). Select solo exhibitions include Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2017); Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2016); Kate MacGarry, London (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2015); Centre d'Art Contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, Paris (2014); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2012); and Weserburg Museum for Modern Art, Bremen (2012). His work is held in numerous public collections including Tate Gallery and Arts Council England.