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WALES: Show features 30 of biggest names in modern art.

Byline: By CARL BUTLER

SOME of the biggest and most controversial names in modern art will be on show in the historic surroundings of Erddig from today.

The National Trust showpiece at Wrexham will exhibit 'From Emin to Hirst: British Modern Art' until August 1.

Major works of contemporary art will be on sale by major modern artists including Gilbert and George, Sandra Blow, Antony Gormley and Bridget Riley.

From Emin to Hirst will feature paintings, sculpture, drawings and original prints by 30 major British artists.

Prices range from around pounds 1,000 to pounds 100,000.

Curator Caroline Wiseman says she hopes people will take the opportunity to snap up bargains.

She said: "The 30 artists have been chosen because they all have a modern perspective on the world. Not all are alive but they are still relevant to us today."

All works are for sale with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the National Trust. Pieces include Damien Hirst's Ethidium Bromide Aqueous Solution, Francis Bacon's Study for a Portrait of John Edwards, Henry Moore's Mother and Child, David Hockney's The Church Tower and the Clock and Lucian Freud's Head of a Woman.

The full list of featured artists includes: Craigie Atchison, Francis Bacon, Elizabeth Blackadder, Peter Blake, Sandra Blow, Patrick Caulfield, Tracey Emin, Mary Fedden, Lucian Freud, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost, Gilbert and George, Antony Gormley, Nigel Hall, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, John Hoyland, Phillip King, Christopher Le Brun, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Chris Ofili, Victor Pasmore, Grayson Perry, Bridget Riley, William Scott, and Sean Scully

Erddig exhibition opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11am to 4pm (closed Fridays)

Public enquiries: 01978 355 314 Email erddig@nationaltrust.org.uk

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