Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is delighted to announce Art on a Postcard Secret Auction in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust. The auction takes place on 17th November, at 3pm, and will be held at Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, London W1.
International high profile names including Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Maggie Hambling, Oliver Jeffers, Peter Blake, Harland Miller, Gilbert & George and a host of Royal Academicians such as Ken Howard RA, Mick Rooney RA, John Wragg RA, Rebecca Salter RA, and Steven Farthing RA, as well as emerging talent have together created over 400 postcard sized artworks up for auction. Proceeds from the auction will go towards The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate the virus as a major public health concern by 2030.
All lots will be available to view at Maddox Gallery from Saturday 12th November and the online catalogue is available now for perusing and bidding on The Auction Room platform: www.theauctionroom.com. The sale will take place as a live webcast auction, enabling people to bid both live and online on 17th November.
A list of the contributing artists can be found at http://www.artonapostcard.com/#/about-secret-auction/. The works will be offered without attribution and artist’s names will remain anonymous until the end of the auction.
Gemma Peppé, Director, Art on A Postcard, hand-picked the contributing artists and has commented on the fund raising initiative: ‘At the start of this project in 2014, we were conscious to create something that was truly inclusive and engaging but that also was true to our current economic and political landscape. Postcard sized artwork does just that. Small works of art are a symbol of the austerity we have been living through, economical for our artists to make and our audience to buy, perfectly sized to fit easily onto the wall of a London apartment, and if none of the above, great, collectible, artworks in their own merit.’
This is the second Art on a Postcard Secret Auction for The Hepatitis C Trust to be hosted by The Auction Room, and the auctioneer has said: ‘We are looking forward to building on the highly successful result achieved in 2015 with another sensational group of works this November. We are very pleased to be able to help with this tremendous cause with the added element of secrecy adding to the enjoyment’.