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Friday, 26 October 2012

Results from The Big Art Secret

The "Big Art Secret" was the brainchild of Charles Grimaldi ambassador for St Wilfrid`s Hospice Eastbourne East Sussex they will be moving out of their present 9 bed facility into a brand new 20 bed building currently under construction.

600 various artists including Turner prize winning Tracy Emin, world renowned David Hockney, cult street artist Pure Evil, prime minister David Cameron, comedian Ronnie Corbett, presenter David Dimbleby and former tennis star Greg Rudeski all donated postcards for the charity auction on Ebay.

The postcards were all exhibited at the Towner art gallery Eastbourne. The  artist`s all signed their work on the back of the postcard, some styles of art were apparent so one anonymous American collector recognised all 4 Emin`s and paid nearly £9,000 for them.

A total of 8,000 bids were made and the total amount raised at the end of the auction from a worldwide audience (the power of the internet) was £45,000,  an admirable amount for a worthwhile cause and a great idea in the first place.

As a Eastbourne resident myself may I add my own thanks to all those who bid and were successful.

Just one small part of the exhibition


  1. A terrific idea, and such a generous amount raised. Flighty.

  2. What a huge amount of money was raised for this cause, I can see other charities will be copying this great idea. Thank you for telling us how it all went.
    Sarah x