Friday, 15 August 2014

Largest bottle of English wine signed by Emin and Hirst goes on sale to raise funds for Turner Contemporary - 5 September 2014

Britain’s biggest ever bottle of English sparkling wine, produced by award winning, Kent-based winery Chapel Down, signed by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Edmund de Waal will be sold at Christie’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ auction on 3 September 2014 to raise funds for Turner Contemporary.  

The unique bottle, produced to celebrate Turner Contemporary’s one millionth visitor in August 2013, is an expertly made 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of Chapel Down’s trophy-winning Blanc de Blancs 2007 sparkling wine.  

The bottle is currently on display at Christie’s South Kensington with an estimated price of £10,000-£15,000.

All proceeds raised from the sale will significantly contribute towards Turner Contemporary’s Catalyst Endowment Fund, which must reach a £1 million target by March 2015.

You can explore Christies's 'Out of the Ordinary' online catalogue here.


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