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Portable Pictures: Art on a Postcard – Secret Auction

The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction opens for viewing on 12th November at Maddox Gallery in Mayfair.

The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction opens for viewing on 12th November at Maddox Gallery in Mayfair.

Distinguished artists Grayson Perry, Maggi Hambling, Oliver Jeffers, Peter Blake, Harland Miller, and Gilbert & George plus Royal Academicians Ken Howard RA, Mich Rooney RA, John Wragg RA, Rebecca Salter RA and Steven Farthing RA will contribute work, alongside a host of emerging talent.

Grayson Perry: ‘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.’

Over 400 postcard-sized artworks will then be bid for at a secret auction. All work will be anonymous until the auction has ended. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a piece of great art, possibly by world-renowned artists, and support the Hepatitis C Trust’s worthy campaign to eliminate the virus as a major public health concern by 2030.

Gemma Peppe, Director of Art on A Postcard, hand-picked all the artists and has a clear vision for the significance of the postcard-sized works: ‘At the start of this project in 2014, we were conscious of creating 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 symbols 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 on their own merit.’

AoaP has partnered with Dreweatt and Bloomsbury Auctions to show the auction live via a webcast on 17th November. Online bidding will also be possible. A list of the participating artists can be found here.

Members of the public will be able to view the postcards in person at Maddox Gallery from the Saturday the 12th November and online from Thursday 27th October at

Maddox Gallery
Maddox Street

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