Selfridges backs emerging artists, chosen by star team

Selfridges, the British department store, which is celebrating it’s 100th year of business, is hosting an exhibition of emerging artists, selected by a team of established artists, gallery directors, and institutional heads. Bad-girl artist Tracey Emin chose Jo Robertson, who makes scratchy figurative paintings, while White Cube director Tim Marlow picked Polly Morgan’s taxidermy sculptures, and collector Kay Saatchi selected Bouke de Vries’ witty ceramic sculptures. Other guest curators include Conrad Shawcross, Kevin Spacey and Sir Peter Blake. The two-week show, which opened this week, is the first in a series of art exhibitions that organizers murmurART plan to present. Work will be offered at reasonable prices and the artists will receive 100% of the sales.