This weekend Visual Aids’ 15th annual Postcards from the Edge Benefit opens in New York City. Postcard sized original works of art by both established and emerging artists are on sale for $85 each. Here’s the fun thing. All the work is hung anonymously, the artist is only revealed to you after your purchase, so someone is going home with a John Baldessari original for 85 bucks.
Over the years 15,000 pieces have been made and donated to this event, raising close to $600,000. All proceeds go to Visual AIDS, an arts organization that “utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS.”
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery at 530 West 22nd Street on Saturday, January 26, from 10 am- 6 pm and Sunday, January 27, from 12 pm- 4 pm.