Bono artwork to go on sale in Cork for €50

Bono artwork to go on sale in Cork for €50
Bono is one the artists contributing works to the Incognito sale in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

It will be on of 900 pieces of art being sold to raise funds for the Jack and Jill Foundation.

Paul Costelloe, Bono, Maser, Tom Climent, Mick O’Dea and Peter Curling are among the hundreds of artists contributing work to the secret sale.

Each of these original art pieces will be sold to the public on a first-come-first-served basis for €50 — the twist is that no one will know the identity of the artist until after they buy the piece.

The sale takes place at The Lavit Gallery on Wandesford Quay on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 with a preview day taking place on May 16.

The secret art sale called Incognito has been hugely popular in Dublin with people queuing overnight for a chance to purchase one of the postcard-sized artworks.

The Cork sale is the largest art sale in Ireland this year, with an overall total of 2,600 postcard-size pieces of original artworks donated by over 1,000 International artists, including 80 artists from Cork.

The pieces can be viewed on www.incognito.ie, ahead of the sale days. The artwork will be sold on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved or paid for in advance. Sales are in person only, restricted to three per person. 

Now in its third year, the art sale has proven to be a huge success, with last year’s sell-out event raising over €95,000 for Jack & Jill. 

Every €16 raised funds one hour of home nursing care for over 340 children who are under Jack & Jill’s wing today; including the 41 families currently receiving care in County Cork. 

These precious children, with severe neurodevelopmental delay, who may never walk or talk or paint a picture themselves, do better at home with their families supported by the Jack & Jill nursing care service.

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