situationgigi_02_280Gigi Giannuzzi, the maverick publisher of Trolley Books and more recently TJ Boulting gallery, was recently diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. This is devastating news for many who know him and respect his work as one of the bravest and most beautiful of creative forces, publishing through Trolley many important stories through photography, reportage and contemporary art, but also personally, as a rare and one-off crazy spirit.


To support him now, as he has helped and recognised many over the years, artists who know Gigi have donated their work for a special auction to help raise money for him. The funds will go towards alternative cancer treatments which he is currently seeking at a private clinic near Munich, Germany. The auction will feature works by many major artists, as well as several who have worked directly with Gigi over the years. In particular Polly Morgan and Mat Collishaw have been the driving force behind the artists and auction itself, and Sarah Lucas, who has given over her ‘situations’ space for the night, has hence given the name of the auction – SITUATION GIGI.


We hope that many of you will be able to support the auction by bidding on the works available either online or in person at the auction itself. Many thanks in advance for all your help and support!



The auction will be divided into two parts – the LIVE auction which will be conducted by Oliver Barker from Sotheby’s on Thursday 20th September at 7pm, and also a SILENT auction which will be held online until 30th September 6pm.


Thursday 20th September, 7pm
Sarah Lucas / Sadie Coles, 4 New Burlington Place, London W1S 2HS


To attend the live auction and bid on the night or to register as a phone bidder, please email




situationgigi_01_280All of the artworks are available to view online in advance of the live auction, and those who are unable to take part in the live auction can submit in advance their highest maximum bid by clicking the button underneath the artwork. Deadline for submitting maximum bids for LIVE auction is 5pm Thursday 20th September.


The silent auction will give people who were unable to bid or were unsuccessful bidders at the live auction another chance to buy artwork.


Please note all sale prices will be in Pounds sterling. Successful bidders must pay for shipping. Work is indicated whether it comes framed.


Auctioneer Oliver Barker Deputy Chairman, Europe and Senior International Specialist, Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s


With the invaluable support of Francesca Amfitheatrof, A. Bliss, Sadie Coles, Mat Collishaw, Mark Darbyshire, Martin and Wai at Fruitmachine, Margot Henderson, Mark Hix, Lauren Jones, Sarah Lucas, Martinspeed, Louise McKinney, Polly Morgan, Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Sotheby’s, Hannah Watson




Alighiero e Boetti, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Don Brown, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Chien Chi Chang, Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Angela de la Cruz, Tracey Emin, Alixandra Fazzina, Paul Fryer, Colin Glen, Nan Goldin, Damien Hirst, Rachel Howard, Henry Hudson, Philip Jones Griffiths, Michael Joo, Jannis Kounellis, Abigail Lane, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Richard Long, Sarah Lucas, Robin Maddock, Alex Majoli, Adam McEwen, Harland Miller, Polly Morgan, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, George Osodi, Paolo Pellegrin, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Stephanie Quayle, Boo Saville, Jane Simpson Cindy Sherman, Patti Smith, Jennifer Taylor, Laureana Toledo, Keith Tyson, Vedovamazzei, Nick Waplington, Jane and Louise Wilson