Monday, September 8, 2008

Art auction updates

Above: Nude in Charcoal and Conte Crayon
Below: Nude in Pencil

I'm very happy to say that all three pieces I submitted recently for charity fundraising art auctions have sold.

The two Nudes above were sold in the Limerick Gay Pride Art Auction and Garden Party, and I was delighted and surprised when the auctioneer announced that there was a reserve on both of them when they came up to be auctioned. Both were sold above the reserve price. So I'm pleased, and the two pieces have earned a little money for the Rainbow Gay and Lesbian Support Services. In total over €10,000 was raised at the art auction, which is amazing considering that it wasn't full of people, and because of the current economic climate in the world in general.

Also, Sailing to Ischia III was sold for €380 at another auction in Cork city, Ireland, to raise money for Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. I was told that it was one of the better sellers, and was bought by a lady in Cork city. I was also told that this auction raised €4,000 for the hospital, a small amount considering the amazing work they do, but every bit helps.

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