Art On A Postcard – Secret Auction 2016

18 November 2016|press release |James Nicholls

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‘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.

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International artists contribute to charity fundraiser.
450 postcard-sized artworks will be sold at auction on Thursday 17th November to raise money for Art on A Postcard, the fundraising arm of The Hepatitis C Trust. The charity is working towards the elimination of Hepatitis C as a major public health concern in the UK by 2030.
Stunning postcard works have been created by international names such as Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Grayson Perry, Maggie Hambling, Oliver Jeffers, Harland Miller, Gilbert & George, Dan Baldwin, Dean Fox, Robi Walters and Chris Moon.

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.

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International artists contribute to charity fundraiser.
450 postcard-sized artworks will be sold at auction on Thursday 17th November to raise money for Art on A Postcard, the fundraising arm of The Hepatitis C Trust. The charity is working towards the elimination of Hepatitis C as a major public health concern in the UK by 2030.
Stunning postcard works have been created by international names such as Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Grayson Perry, Maggie Hambling, Oliver Jeffers, Harland Miller, Gilbert & George, Dan Baldwin, Dean Fox, Robi Walters and Chris Moon.

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!”