‘I’m delighted to be part of this year’s The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction. While the secret auction democratises art, funds raised will help The Trust in it’s work towards ridding the county of hepatitis C, a killer disease which disproportionally affects an underprivileged community.’ – Grayson Perry
Art fans, artists and collectors came out in force to support Art on a Postcard at Maddox Gallery this week. The secret auction for Art on a Postcard, in support of the Hepatitus C Trust, opened on Tuesday with a private view at Maddox Gallery, with the auction taking place at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday. A grand total of £74,000 was raised for the charity.
Guests gathered to view the anonymous works under auction, from artists including Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Maggi Hambling, Oliver Jeffers, Peter Blake, Harland Miller, Gilbert and George, Dan Baldwin, Dean Fox and host of Royal Academicians such as Ken Howard RA, Mick Rooney RA, John Wragg RA, Rebecca Salter RA, and Steven Farthing RA. Artworks which received the highest bids included Harland Miller’s work which sold for £4200, and two Grayson Perry works which sold for £6400 collectively.
James Nicholls comments: “We are thrilled to support Art on a Postcard and the Hepatitus C Trust, who do such important work. The crowd were so excited by the work and by the prospect of taking home one’s very own Damien Hirst or Grayson Perry. We got a terrific response!”