Art on a Postcard Secret Auction 2016

Lot 234: Owen
White neon lighting, taxidermy mallard, marble

LondonArt & Culture

Art on a Postcard Secret Auction 2016

Guess Who? Leading and emerging artists lend their hand to secret charity auction of postcard artworks...

Contemporary art big hitters like Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Gilbert & George, and Stuart Semple have been joined by an array of emerging talent and an impressive line-up of Royal Academicians in Art on a Postcard’s third season of secret auctions.

Art on a Postcard Secret Auction 2016 at Maddox Gallery, London

Lot 443: Flying Machine
Pen on paper

The premise is a simple one: a list of artists’ names is circulated, as are several lots of postcards designed by they; the pairing up of artist to postcard only revealed once the original work of art is in your hands. Some — Gilbert & George spring to mind — are patently obvious to even art’s most casual of observers, whilst others will require a little guesswork; the beauty being that you could end up with a considerable bargain on your hands.

‘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 economical and political landscape.’ Explains the event’s director, Gemma Peppe. ‘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.’

Bargain or not, your participation is a valuable one; Art on A Postcard being a fundraising arm of The Hepatitis C Trust, who are working towards eliminating the disease in the UK by 2030. The Auction Room have been brought in as auction partners for this year’s event, meaning a live webcast auction will take place simultaneously — you needn’t even shed your pyjamas to end up with a one-off Hirst.

The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction is open for viewing now at Maddox Gallery in Mayfair; the auction will take place live and online 17 November.


Roxy from She Series

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Fragment of a Vertical City

Lot 189: Fragment of a Vertical City
Photolithograph and monoprint

Still Home Photobook

Lot 427: Still Home Photobook
Photograph printed on 310 gsm German Etching

Frites avec Tout

Lot 235: Frites avec Tout

Where Did Dolly Go?

Lot 385: Where Did Dolly Go? (small)
Oil on Paper

Man Down I

Lot 115: Man Down I


Lot 33: Genu
Acrylic and collage on canvas

Polly Dots

Lot 47: Polly Dots

Ban Religion

Lot 220: Ban Religion

Hawthorne Boy

Lot 210: Hawthorne Boy

Summer Drink Drink Moreton Shore

Lot 212: Summer Drink Drink Moreton Shore

Don't Tell Me To Keep Calm

Lot 354: Don’t Tell Me To Keep Calm
Photograph printed on 310 gsm German Etching

Half Debby

Lot 320: Half Debby
Digital on canvas

Sick of art cliches

Lot 13: Sick of art cliches
Ink & watercolour