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Art meets car boot sale in Margate

Hundreds of people flocked to an art sale with a difference in Margate this afternoon.

The "art car boot" event saw new works from an array of local artists alongside those from big names including Margate's own Tracey Emin; Jim Moir - otherwise known as Vic Reeves - and Sir Peter Blake. The sale is a chance for the public to buy art directly from its creator.

Here's a few shots of the event:

And this is what the celebrities had to say about their day here:

Art car boot sale heads to Emin's hometown of Margate

Art fans in Margate hoping to snap up a bargain Credit: David Johns

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Sale is taking place in Kent today, with names from the art world travelling to Margate to take advantage of the occasion.

Among the big names attending the event are the artist Tracey Emin, who grew up in the Kent town. The event, which combines a classic car boot sale and an art fair, was set up by Karen Ashton, who came up with the idea in 2004. Other artists taking part include Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard, Vic Reeves and Sir Peter Blake.

Tracey Emin behind a stall at Art Car Boot Sale in Margate

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Arts' big names for sale at boot fair

Her work is usually sold in galleries fetching thousands, if not millions, of pounds. But today Margate's Tracey Emim was among many high-profile artists selling their work at a car boot sale as part of the Triennial in Folkestone.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to artists Jim Moir, Gavin Turk, Julia Riddiough and organiser of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, Karen Ashton.

Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' sells for £2.5 million

Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed artwork Credit: PA

Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed artwork, owned by Charles Saatchi, has been sold for £2,546,500 at an auction at Christie's in London.

The Margate-born artist was in the packed auction room to see My Bed fetch a record amount for her work.

The auction house was unable to immediately reveal the buyer.

The artwork, which made the 1999 Turner Prize shortlist, went up for sale with a guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2 million.

Saatchi, who paid £150,000 for the work in 2000, sold it to support the work of the Saatchi Gallery Foundation.

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