04 April 2002
Joker Under Hammer
Original art work miniatures by Bono, Gavin Friday and others will be
auctioned for charity in Dublin next Wednesday.
The art works were created for for Art:Pack, a set of playing cards designed
to raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Now Christies are to auction the original art works in Dublin at The Royal
Viewing will be all day next Tuesday (April 9th) and Wednesday (April 10th),
until 4pm, with a reception on the Wednesday at 6.00pm, followed by the
auction at 7.30pm.
All proceeds go the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Bono and Gavin Friday, who produced the Jokers in the pack, are among an
array of Irish artists who contributed works - other artists include Robert
Ballagh, Matthew Barney, Basil Blackshaw, Felim Egan, Guggi, Anne Madden,
Patrick Scott and Sean Scully.
Each artist was given the card size and a number - Ace of Clubs, Queen of
Hearts and so on - and asked to design a card. The result is 54 pieces of
visual artwork of startling originality and quality.
All the artists contributed their work in aid of the Irish Hospice
Foundation, which supports hospice care in Ireland. Hospice care is life
enhancing whether it involves residential or home care. It recognises the
physical and psychological pain of both the patient and the family. That's
why it's called Living to the End.
For further information on the charity auction e-mail
You can still buy the set of playing cards online - at Artpack.ie
Learn more about the Irish Hospice Foundation at