|Tosca Silent Auction|
|Thanks to everyone who took part, the Tosca Silent Auction is now closed|
We’ve had a wonderful response from former patrons and staff for Tosca Pops Up on October 26th. So much so, that we’re offering Self Help Africa supporters and friends the opportunity to grab some unique art, memorabilia and other goodies, even if you can’t make it on the night.
100% of funds raised from the auction will go towards supporting African farmers to lift themselves out of poverty.
Artwork can be viewed at Smock Alley from Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25 and on the night itself. Other items will be be displayed at Tosca Pops Up.
Here’s what’s up for grabs:
|Limited edition photograph and cooking masterclass for 2 with Michelin Award winning Chef Kevin Thornton|
Reserve Price: €300
Market Value: €600+
Kevin Thornton is the great philosopher of Irish food, passionate about food and photography. The first chef in Ireland to achieve 2 Michelin stars, Kevin has generously donated this fantastic prize to support the work of Self Help Africa.
After a morning coffee with Kevin, you’ll be welcomed into the kitchen to witness key skills used to produce some of Thornton’s most famous dishes. You will then enjoy a three-course lunch in Thornton’s award winning dining room.
To top it all off, you’ll receive a limited edition framed photograph, Thornton’s Masterclass apron and recipe booklet to take home.
|Achtung Baby, 20th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors’ Edition signed and donated by Bono|
Reserve Price: €300
Market Value: €800+
Tosca’s best known patron and little brother of Norman has donated this one-off collectors’ item – a must have piece for dedicated U2 fans!
Recorded over 6 months in 1991 in Berlin and Dublin, Achtung Baby was U2's seventh studio album. This limited, numbered Über Deluxe Edition is a magnetic puzzle tiled box and contains: six CDs including the original Achtung Baby album, the follow-up album, Zooropa, B-sides and re-workings of previously unheard material recorded during the Achtung Baby sessions; four DVDs including "From The Sky Down", Zoo TV, all the videos from Achtung Baby plus bonus material; five clear 7" vinyl singles in their original sleeves; 16 art prints taken from the original album sleeve, an 84-page hardback book, a copy of Propaganda magazine, four badges, a sticker sheet, and a pair of Bono’s trademark "The Fly" sunglasses.
Thin Lizzy, Black Rose, by Jim Fitzpatrick
Size: A2 (594mm x420mm)
Digital print from the original artwork (1976), signed by the artist.
Market value: €195
Renowned illustrator and Tosca regular Jim Fitzpatrick says it best...
"Black Rose is possibly the most iconic of all my Thin Lizzy covers and it is certainly one of my most original graphics.
Philip wanted me to try to create, quite literally, a ‘black rose’ for the cover of the album of the same title. It was really difficult as I wanted more than just a rose, I wanted something that reflected Philip’s love of the poem ‘Dark Rosaleen’ by James Clarence Mangan:
‘Oh, there was lightning in my blood, my Dark Rosaleen!’
This was a song about the yearning for liberty from English rule and Philip knew it by heart.
Another poem was my inspiration for the blood coming from the rose; it was a famous religious poem by Joseph Mary Plunkett, one of the rebel leaders executed in 1916 after the Easter Uprising. His poem was titled: ’I see his blood upon the rose’ and I took my cue from that.
Philip was electrified when he saw the final result and he rang me: ‘Jaysus, Jim, you have me sussed! It’s just like I imagined it but better. Effin brilliant!’
By the way: Roísín Dubh translates as Dark Rose (aka Dark Rosaleen)’.
|“What’s behind the magic door?” by Leah Hewson|
Dimensions: 76cm by 64cm
Reserve Price: €200
One of Norman’s three talented daughters, Leah graduated with a First Class Honours BA in Fine Art from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in 2010. She’s currently working on her second solo exhibition and is one to watch…
|“Ruined Corn Silo” by John Gerrard|
Dimensions: 39.8cm x 27.5cm (unframed)
Edition: Unique (in this format)
Form: Archival giclee print on hahnemuehle photorag.
Reserve Price: €1,000
Market Value: €2,000
John is one of Tosca’s most high flying alumni. With degrees from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Magdelen College Oxford, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Trinity College, Dublin, he’s also one of the smartest... Born in Tipperary, John lives and works in Dublin, Ireland and Vienna, Austria. He’s come a long, long, way…
“Dawn Boundary" by Felim Egan
Dimensions: 76cm x 76m
Form: Mixed media on Linen
Reserve Price: €4,500.
Market Value: €7,500 (Gallery price)
A Tosca regular and member of Aosdána, Felim is known as a painter of restrained eloquence. One of Ireland’s foremost abstract artists, he has lived and worked at Sandymount Strand and the Docklands, on the edge of Dublin Bay. His paintings have a magical quality that his neighbour, the poet Seamus Heaney, has aptly described “a balance of shifting brilliances”.
“Cubed City” by Joy Gerrard
Dimensions: Part 1- 50 cm diameter x 50cm x 1cm, Part 2- 25cm diameter x 25cm x1 cm
Edition: Unique 2 part piece
Materials: C-Type print encapsulated in diamond polished Perspex. In built hanging system at
Reserve Price: €400
Market Value: €800 - €1,000 (Gallery price)
Now based in London, the elder Gerrard has been lighting up the London arts scene since her days turning tables at Tosca. Her work represents the complex multiplicity of human and societal relationships. Joy has recently completed large public installations for the London School of Economics and Chelsea and Westminster hospital. She has received many awards, the most recent was a Visual Arts Bursary from the Irish Arts Council in 2011.
“Unconditional love & meat" by Kelvin Mann
Reserve Price: €200
Market Value: €500 (Gallery price)
Once exhibited in Tosca (1996), Kelvin’s finely etched prints often incorporate a touch of the whimsical and are characterised by an incredible imagination, a clever sense of humour and an immense attention to detail. The native New Zealander now lives and works in Dublin and exhibits all over the world.
"Diaspora IV" by Debbie Chapman
Dimensions: 70cm x 100cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Reserve Price: €850
Market Value: €1,750
Debbie lives in Dublin with her husband, musician Matt Lunson, who also worked at Tosca! Her most recent work comprises portraits inspired by a forced and indefinite period of time spent away from home.
BIDDING IS NOW CLOSED
To bid, fill in the form at the bottom of the page with the item that you wish to bid on, your bid, your contact details and any comments. Your bid will be added to the silent auction and Self Help Africa will be in touch with you if yours is the winning bid. Thank you!
Please note that each piece has a reserve price, and bids below the reserve will not be considered.
A bid is construed as a legal agreement to purchase the listed item(s) at the amount indicated. All bidders must be 18 years of age or above.
The auction will close at 10.15pm on Friday, October 26th, at which time the highest bid on each item will be declared the winner.
Please remember that each bid you place in the Silent Auction enters you into a binding contract. If you win an item, you are obligated to purchase.
Thank you for your support!
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