Remember this amazing piece of ceramic octopus art I procured recently???
I got it through a lottery run by Art on a Postcard.
Art on a Postcard is a project which raises money for Hepatitis C. Well-established and emerging artists donate postcard-sized artworks which are then put up for sale anonymously. Recent artists who have donated include Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Harland Miller, Gilbert & George, Cecily Brown, Pure Evil and Rankin (to name a few). All of the art is put on view but no names are attached so you don’t know who are bidding for. You are bidding purely because you like the art – although no prizes for guessing who this is by… (ahem)
Alongside the lotteries, Art on a Postcard hold an annual auction which is happening on Thursday 17th November. The artwork going under the hammer is currently on view at The Maddox Gallery in London(W1S 2QE) and I went down to have a look. There are 440 postcards altogether and they run the whole spectrum of style and subject. It’s such a great collection. I ticked around 50 on my sheet which is going to cause a big problem with my bank balance…
Here are a few which stood out for me (or did they?) Maybe I am throwing you off the scent so you don’t bid against me 🙂
Exquisite paintings keep company with sparse line drawings. You will find something which appeals among the 440 exhibits. All pieces can be seen on the website.
The auction starts at 3pm and you can view and bid online – details of which are also on the website.
Make sure you also keep up to date with their postcard lotteries. I got my ceramic octopus print above for £50. A veritable bargain made even better knowing the money is going to support the fight against Hepatitis C. Everyone’s a winner. Just don’t bid against me.