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We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold

This digital animation allowed anyone to own a Jeremy Deller artwork - for free.

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller created a new digital animation and collaborated with The Space to make it available free online, allowing anyone to be an art collector.

The new artwork, We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold, is based on painting by Stuart Hughes and was originally made for the British Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2013, where Deller was chosen to represent England with the exhibition English Magic.

The Space and Own Art, supported by Sedition, commissioned a new digital version of the piece to celebrate Own Art’s 10th anniversary. As part of the project, we gave 10,000 people a chance to own a piece of We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold, just by signing up to our newsletter.

About this Artist

We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold was commissioned by The Space and Own Art, supported by Sedition.

Jeremy Deller is a Turner Prize-winning British artist. He studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art and at Sussex University, and began making artworks in the early 1990s, often showing them outside of conventional galleries. In 2004, Deller won the Turner Prize for Memory Bucket (2003), a documentary about Crawford, Texas - the hometown of former President George W. Bush and The Waco Siege.

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. In its first ten years it made it possible for people to own over 30,000 artworks.

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