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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Charity By Numbers

From Press Release:

Charity by Numbers, a benefit art auction for The Alliance for Children's Rights, features vintage paint-by-numbers pieces reinterpreted and transformed by a jaw-dropping lineup of leading underground fine artists including Mark Ryden & Marion Peck, Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Todd & Kathy Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, Michael Hussar, Shag, Christian and Rob Clayton, Shepard Fairey, Andrew Brandou, Gary Panter, and many more*.

Charity by Numbers will open with a private reception at
Saturday February 10th from 6 to 9 PM,
followed by a public viewing of the pieces from 10 to midnight later that evening.

The auction will be held on eBay from February 10th and end on Saturday, February 17th @ Midnight Pacific Time.

Corey Helford Gallery.
8522 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

*The "and many more" includes lil' ol' me and other great artists like Souther Salazar, Saelee Oh, Kent Williams, Jeff Soto, Dave Cooper, Kaz, KozynDan, Calef Brown, Mark Todd, Esther Watson and about 80 others...

I saw the show last night, skeptical that it would be gimmicky and silly, but I was really surprised to see a lot of great pieces in the show. My favorite is Eric White who "un-painted" his paint by numbers.

Here's my before:

and after:

UPDATE: I went to the opening and it was so packed full of people, I thought I was stuck in line at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. Couldn't see much through the crowds, but lots of the pieces were already sold at a set price before the auction began. Mine sold within an hour of the opening. YAY! Others can be bought through ebay here.