We are delighted to announce that we raised £15k with 152 postcards at the Secret Auction! On Sunday 25th March 2018, we took over The Other Art Fair's lounge to hold our first auction of 2018, along with the auction team and our friends from Ewbanks.
Art on a Postcard Stand at The Other Art Fair 2018
During the fair were at stand 139 since it opened on Thursday evening, tucked away in our pretty corner. We loved getting chatting to so many of you, whether it was about the Postcards, our cause or just to talk about art, all who came to the stall made it such a fun weekend. The atmosphere right through Victoria House was brilliant- so much creativity in one room! As usual, it was very impressive seeing the Art on a Postcard experts who could point out each and every artist, we all had our poker faces on but we assure you we are always impressed by the amount of research and art knowledge our supporters put in to the auctions.
The Art on a Postcard girls Kiera and Rihanna ready for day two of the fair
The auction itself was an extremely tense 2 hours, but a lot of fun watching bidders go head to head. The first big sell was Lot 10, which we can now reveal is Paula Rego's 'Untitled', selling for £600. There was a very exciting back and forth during the bidding for Lubaina Himid's 'Sunday Afternoon' which eventually sold for £480.
Paul Rego for Art on a Postcard sold for £600
You can now find the full list of Artists and what piece they did HERE. We are sure some will come as a big surprise!
Happy bidding! Eager bidders during the auction.
Finally, we want to say a massive THANK YOU to all of the artists who donated artwork. This wouldn't be possible without the them and their generosity. The £15,000 raised goes directly to the Hepatitis C Trust and we are able to move even closer to our goal of eliminating the Hepatitis C virus by 2025.