Wednesday 18 September 2019

Incognito: Bono's artwork included in secret sale

Picture perfect: Mary Claire Wallace discovers she’s bought a work by artist Deborah Reidy in the secret art sale. Photo: Julien Behal
Picture perfect: Mary Claire Wallace discovers she’s bought a work by artist Deborah Reidy in the secret art sale. Photo: Julien Behal
Ryan Nugent

Ryan Nugent

More than 1,000 artists - including Bono and Paul Costelloe - have dug out their paintbrushes out for the Jack and Jill Foundation.

Each painting is set to cost €50, but the secret is that those who buy the artwork will not know who painted it until it's paid for.

The 1,000 artists have painted a total of 2,600 pieces with the first round of sales taking place yesterday in Dublin. Others to have contributed a piece include Maser, Tom Climent, Mick O'Dea, Martin Mooney, Victor Richardson, Ed Miliano, Adrian+Shane, Abigail O'Brien and Peter Curling.

The secret sale will carry on over the course of the weekend in both Dublin and Cork.

The popular fundraising campaign has been going on for three years, having already been successful in 2017 and 2018.

The 'Incognito' campaign won the most innovative fundraising campaign last year at the National Fundraising Awards.

The campaign sees 1,800 postcard-sized pieces of artwork on sale at the Solomon Gallery with a further 800 or so pieces up for grabs at the Lavit Gallery in Cork.

The signature of each artist will be put on the back of the postcard after it has been bought.

Irish Independent

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