The Great Public Sale of Unrealized but Brilliant Ideas

Dutch Design Week Auction
19:00 - 22:00

A live auction in which the public purchases artistic unrealized yet brilliant ideas.

Every artist and designer has a collection of ideas in store that for one reason or another have never been realized; because they’re too costly, too simple, too complex, too much like something that’s been done before, inappropriate, out of context or just out of this world... For these creative leftovers, Sarah Vanhee has created The Great Public Sale of Unrealized but Brilliant Ideas, a live auction in which the public is invited to bid and purchase these treasures. In this closing event of the Van Abbemuseum’s Take It or Leave It / Design Economics project, everyone is welcome to take part in a playful inquiry into the market and the production of value. Make choices, influence the scene and possibly become the proud owner of a raw diamond. The event will be hosted by a professional auctioneer, money will change hands, ideas will change owners - it’s a ‘you snooze you lose’ type of vibe, so better save your seat!

Can Altay    
Michael Blum      
Theo Sims            
Alan Phelan        
Mark Bain            
Unni Gjersten     
Renée Ridgway  
Céline Condorelli              
Mario Rizzi           
Toni Van Tiel       
Paul O’Neill         
Marianne Heier  
Lidwien van de Ven          
Tintin Wulia         
Bas van Beek      
Sarah Pierce       
Nicoline van Harskamp   
Wendelien Van Oldenborgh        
Doreen Westphal                              

Auctioneer                         Hans Dohmen
Valuator/Expert                 Alexander Mayhew
Pianist                               Jan Snel
Assistent Sarah                 Michelle van Aggelen
Art handler                        Niek Tijsse Klasen
Secretary                           Marieke Ensing
Assistent Secretary           Hanneke Berman
Registrator 1                     Lotte ten Hoeve
Registrator 2                     Annemijn Rooze
Bar 1                                 Sabine de Groot

The Great Public Sale of Unrealized but Brilliant Ideas is part of: