Monday, March 8, 2010

Postcard auction to benefit war orphans

A sampling of the 166 postcards currently being auctioned at eBay to benefit Sierra Leone war orphans:






















Here's the project's official description:

As an extension of the documentary BROWNSTONES TO RED DIRT, Copper Pot Pictures has paired with Schools for Salone to hold an online art auction to benefit kids in need in Sierra Leone and New York. The auction includes over 150 pieces created by some of the top names in animation as well as children’s book, graphic novel and comic illustration, including Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge, Toy Story 3 Art Director Daisuke Tsutsumi, renowned illustrator Peter DeSeve and legendary Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll "Big Bird" Spinney.

Each artist was given a blank birchwood postcard and asked to create a unique work based on the theme, “PEN PALS.” All proceeds will be used to build a school for war orphans in Freetown, Sierra Leone and to develop a library for at-risk youth in Brooklyn.
You can see all of the cards at eBay.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful works of art. I'm glad to see that people are already bidding on them. As a 100$ starting price is quite above what I can afford, I won't be able to buy one, which is sad, but as it's for a good cause, I'm very happy about it.

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  2. Wow - so many fantastic pieces! I'm with Alianne, though; is it too much to hope they'll offer prints of some of these? Or even a set? That'd be fantastic.

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