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Graduates of Goldsmiths, University of London who have become household names in contemporary art, including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Yinka Shonibare and Michael Craig-Martin, are donating works to raise funds for a new art gallery at their old art school. Sam Taylor-Johnson, Julian Opie and Steve McQueen, whose "Twelve Years a Slave" won an Oscar last year, have also given pieces.

The works, including a spot painting and a swirl painting by Hirst, a bronze by Lucas, and one of Gormley’s cast iron standing men, are expected to raise most of the £2.8 million cost of the gallery at a Christie’s auction next month.

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On September 12, “Second Floor -- The Private Apartment of Coco Chanel” will open at the Saatchi Gallery in London, providing a first ever glimpse into the home of Coco Chanel. The  iconic fashion designer’s abode at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris, which remains in its original condition, was captured by the filmmaker and photographer, Sam Taylor-Johnson. While a privileged few have been granted access to the apartment, Chanel’s home has never been open to the public.

“Second Floor” will present 45 photographs that reveal how Chanel lived and decorated.

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