Popt’art loves art. So I was excited to hear about a novel way of owning my very own original piece of art (or buying it for someone special for Christmas) without having to bankrupt myself. A silent online auction.
within reach. Twenty one exciting, emerging artists are showcasing paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs at online exhibition Loveart with a minimum of 15% of each sale price going to charity. Perfect for that fuzzy Christmas giving feeling.
So how does it work? Each piece has a secret reserve price. If your online bid is bettered by someone else or it doesn’t meet the reserve, Loveart will let you know and you will have the chance to bid again. The art is worth anything from zero (one piece will be free to the lucky bidder) to £10,000 but who knows what the reserves are so you could pick up a real bargain.
Founder of Loveart Angela Murphy came up with the idea after hosting a successful charity exhibition this summer. “The current climate is testing and to stand out from the crowd, we need to use our imaginations as well as add value,” she tells me. “Loveart is about making art more inclusive rather than exclusive, fusing the concept of giving and art together.”