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Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller created a new digital animation, commissioned by Own Art to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
The new artwork, We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold, is an animation of a painting by Stuart Hughes. It was originally made for the British Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2013, where Jeremy Deller was chosen to represent England. He developed English Magic, an exhibition which then toured the UK. Based on his work from the Venice Biennale 2013, the animation was split into individual limited edition stills and made available online as works of art. Everyone who owns one of these works of art is part of a global Own Art Collective, showing that anyone can be an art collector.
This co-commission between The Space and Own Art was supported by Sedition. Own Art works with more than 250 Galleries in the UK, to make it possible to buy an original work of art with an interest free loan, spreading the cost over ten months. After ten years and over 30,000 purchases, it celebrated with The Space by giving 10,000 people a chance to own a piece of We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold, just by signing up to The Space's newsletter.