Small but mighty: Art on a Postcard

The most colourful ever edition of Art on a Postcard Summer Auction offers the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition mini masterpiece

Art and Design 25 Jun 2020

Lot 6: Jess Quinn – He Had Been Wandering in the Wrong Direction for Years! I LOVE the title and the brilliant red-faced man in his socks and sandals: lost and searching but confidently looking to the horizon. Is it allegorical of all white males right now?
Lot 25: Lee Ellis – Moving your Face Super Duper Fast. His face is moving but his hair stays still
Lot 55: Katherine Bernhardt – R2D2. This card sold in the last auction but the buyer then got hit by Covid 19 financial problems so it’s back for someone very lucky
Lot 69 Lothar Goetz – Garden for the Constructivist. Lothar has had a huge impact on us in the office. We came across him with his glorious painting on the the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne which is a must see, even if you don’t go inside
Lot 119: Oh De Laval – Tigeo Tiger. There’s something very sweet and comical about this
Lot 277: Boy George – Untitled. George excels at whatever he turns his hand to. We’ve collaborated with him on a number of projects over the years, this is his first piece of artwork for us and we all love it
Lot 1: Milo Matthieu – Inevitability. This looks like a subverted Virgin Mary to me with a wilted flower. Maybe the flower indicates she’s not so virginal
Lot 276: Jake and Dinos Chapman - Solar Anus. The title refers to a surrealist text by Georges Bataille. There is always a hidden, ominous subtext in The Chapman Brother’s work
Lot 50: Julian Opie – Deer 3. This is such a wonderful, simple image that needs no introduction

Art on a Postcard Summer Auction is returning on 25 June, offering art lovers the chance to invest in a mini masterpiece. This year the auction will be running online by auctioneers Dreweatts with proceeds going to support the Hepatitis C Trust.

Limited-edition artworks from 120 artists are available for art lovers to bid on including work from Jake and Dinos Chapman, Julian Opie, Boy George, Katherine Bernhardt and many more.

‘The Summer Auction is a much needed splash of colour to contrast the recent landscape of grim news,’ says founder Gemma Peppé. ‘Our most colourful collection yet will miss out on having a private view but with Julian Opie’s blend of pop art and minimalism, Jake and Dinos Chapman’s distinctive iconoclasm and Oh de Laval’s erotic expressionism, the auction is set to be as big a success as always.’

The artworks are available to view online on Dreweatts’ website by clicking here. The Art on a Postcard Summer Auction auction is live now and runs until 2pm BST on 9 July

View the gallery above to see a selection of Gemma Peppé’s favourite lots and find out why she likes them