Dead Darlings is an anonymous art auction founded in Amsterdam in 2005 as a platform to explore the complex love triangle between artist, artwork, and collector. Including a mix of eshtablished and emerging artists, each lot is sold anonymously, and authorship is only revealed after the sale is complete! By asking for art that has been “killed” and encouraging artists to offer up beloved and unique works at very low starting prices, we are able to extend the label of “art collector” to people who would not otherwise be able to afford original contemporary art works. This year our theme is Entropy, the journey from order to disorder, as experienced by the artist, the work itself, or both. The auction is held in an informal and casual atmosphere where the act of selling and acquiring art becomes a performance in its own right. The building of enthusiasm for these little outcasts binds makers and lovers of art together. We see it as a liberation, where every Darling gets the second chance it deserves. The contributing artists to Dead Darlings #9 – Entropy are: Alex Winters, Aneta Lesnikovska, Anika Schwarzlose, Annaleen Louwes, Anneke Hymmen & Kumi Hiroi, Anu Vahtra, Aurelio Kopainig, Axel Koschier, Betty Ras, Carolin Reichert, Charlott Markus, Chris Oatey, Chris Rijk, Daniëlle van Ark, Diana Blok, Eva Schippers, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Hanna Mattes, Hristina Tasheva, Ine Lamers, Irina Birger, Jaap Scheeren, Jacopo Calonaci, James Beckett, Jean-Vincent Simonet, Jessie Yingying Gong, Johannes Schwartz, Joris Landman, Joseph Miceli, Jouk Oosterhof, Kali Rose, Katja Mater, Khurtova/Bourlanges, Koen Hauser, Kyle Tryhorn, Lonneke van der Palen, Lorena van Bunningen & Majda Vidakovic, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, Melanie Bonajo, Mike Ottink, Noa Giniger, Oran Hoffmann, Pantelis Makkas, Pier Pennings, Popel Coumou, Riley Harmon, Risk Hazekamp, Roberto Pérez Gayo, Scheltens & Abbenes, Selene Kolman & Martine Stig & Stef Kolman, Semâ Bekirovic, Sohrab Bayat, Stefanie Wels, Svenja Kaufmann, Tania Theodorou, Thomas Monses, Vincent Zedelius, Voin de Voin, Willem Vermoere and Yang Qiu.

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