Art on a Postcard – Secret Auction

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)

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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.

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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.

Richard Fry


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