Art on a Postcard is back with the highly anticipated ninth edition of its winter auction, running from Thursday 9 - Thursday 23 November. Raising invaluable funds for The Hepatitis C Trust and their vital unfunded helpline. This year's extraordinary collection boasts a remarkable line-up of nearly 600 works curated by six distinguished guest curators, including Director and Founder of Guts Gallery, Ell Pennick.
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Ell Pennick, Director and Founder of Guts Gallery | Photography credit: Brynley Odu Davies
Ell Pennick is one of the youngest gallerists navigating the art world today. As a working-class, queer Northerner with no art background, Pennick’s footing in the art world started with their frustrations at the lack of meaningful opportunities for people like them.
After being unable to accept a place at a renowned institution due to their financial status, Pennick began to question the wider, social austerity within the arts.
They launched Guts to create a fair art-business model (which has “far more importance to them than a piece of paper with a Masters grade on it”) and to champion emerging artists.
They made it their mission to help artists demand the respect - and ownership - they deserve.
Auctioneer's Top Picks
In the Winter Auction, Ell has introduced exciting emerging talents including Elsa Rouy, Georg Wilson, Sophie Vallance Cantor, Laila Tara H, Olivia Sterling, Tomas Harker, Nadine Faraj, Vilte Fuller, Ania Hobson and Jack Jubb. Here we pick out 5 lots.
Lot 4: Elsa Rouy, 'Kisses 2, 2023', Charcoal and oil on paper | Bidding starts at £50
Lot 6: Georg Wilson, 'Rosy Footman, 2023', Pencil on paper | Bidding starts at £50
Lot 7: Sophie Vallance Cantor, 'Tiger Collage, 2023', Oil and collage on paper | Bidding starts at £50
Lot 10: Olivia Sterling, 'If it comforts you, then do so 2, 2023', Acrylic and pen on paper | Bidding starts at £50
Lot 15: Tomas Harker, 'Drosophila Hydei, 2023', Oil on canvas | Bidding starts at £50
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This is a timed online auction running from Thursday 9 - Thursday 23 November 2023.
Bidding starts at £50. There is no buyer's premium applicable on lots in this auction.
"You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do." ~ Art on a Postcard
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Private view at contemporary art gallery Gathering in London.
Venue: 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU
Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023 | 6-8pm
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