Visual AIDS' Postcards From the Edge
Friday, January 30th 2015

Visual AIDS' Postcards From The Edge show in New York, USA
This Friday 30th January 2015 is the opening of the Postcards From The Edge exhibition all in support of Visual AIDS.

Visual AIDS uses all of the proceeds that are made from the sale of 4" X 6" postcard style paintings to help those who are suffering from HIV and AIDS and to prevent others from this contacting this terrible disease.

"It's time to plan your weekend now - and make some extra room on your walls - for NYC's most popular art event of the year! At Postcards from the Edge, the artwork is displayed anonymously, and the artist's name revealed only after purchase. All postcard artworks are $85 each (less than a round of cocktails - give or take a martini). It's first-come, first-served, but with over 1600 works on display, you'll find something you love - while supporting the programs of Visual AIDS."

The 4" X 6" painting that I am exhibiting at PFTE is 

Oh No!.

A small man being stepped on by a woman's foot.

Visual AIDS' Postcards From The Edge show in New York, USA"Visual AIDS was founded in 1988 to address the devastation of the AIDS crises on the arts community. Visual AIDS strives to represent a diversity of voices along the HIV spectrum by presenting exhibitions, public events, publications and artist projects to raise AIDS awareness and provoke dialogue... we are poised to contemplate the deep history of art activism, examine current relationships between HIV and art, and position future conversations that are public, inclusive, and accessible"

Visual AIDS' Postcards From The Edge show in New York, USA"Postcards From The Edge is the beloved community benefit for Visual AIDS. Over 1300 original, postcard-sized works are donated by renowned and emerging artists. All works are sold for $85 each - the creative twist is all works are displayed anonymously and the artist's name is only revealed after purchase. Whether you walk away with a piece created by a famous artist or discover someone new, everyone finds something they love at Postcards from the Edge, while supporting the important programs of Visual AIDS."

All quotations are taken from http://www.visualaids.org

The Preview Party
Friday January 30th 2015 with a VIP Preview from 5 to 8pm ($50 VIP admission). 
This is the only opportunity to see the entire exhibition in full and view all exhibited works.

The Postcards from the Edge Benefit Sale
Saturday January 31st January 2015 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday February 1st from 12pm to 4pm (each artwork sold for $85 US).
The Benefit Sale is a first-come, first served. Artist's name is revealed only after purchase.
Cash, check or credit card (MC, VISA or AMEX) are all accepted.

The exhibition takes place at Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, New York, New York, 10011, USA.

Further details on all of Visual AIDS work can be found at www.visualaids.org and more details on the Luhring Augustine gallery at www.luhringaugustine.com.

Or you can contact the Visual AIDS team at:

Visual AIDS, 526 West 26th St., #510, New York, NY, 10001, USA.
(212) 627-9855


Added on Thursday 5th February 2015

The 2015 Postcards from the Edge was fantastic and a massive success, where more than 1,500  people came to see the 1,662 artworks that were on display.

I'm very pleased to say that Oh No! has sold and was purchased and is now owned by a private collector in New Jersey, USA, who wishes to remain anonymous. Shortly after the show, she sent me an email to say how pleased she was with the painting and how she couldn't wait to frame it as she really loved the exciting bold colours and the simplicity and concept of the foot and the shrunken man.

Before the show started on Saturday there was a line of people right down the block waiting for the doors to Luhring Augustine to open. When the doors finally did at 10am, there was a huge rush!
Below are some photos that were taken during Friday's Preview show and of the many people waiting outside in freezing temperatures on the Saturday morning before the sale began.

Left: Many people came on the preview night to see the many artworks on display.

Right: Waiting outside in the freezing cold to make the first purchase.