We are thrilled that Alan Fears has again been selected to take part in this years 2020 Art on a postcard auction. There are 4 x postcards available, the lot numbers are 150, 151, 152, and 153.
‘We are delighted to announce the return of Art on a Postcard’s (AOAP) Winter Auction. The last six months and the global pandemic have seen so many changes to the way we work but we are excited to bring back our most popular annual auction. Out of the two hundred and thirty artists taking part this year, highlights include the Paraguayan artist Faith Wilding, known for her feminist performances and installations in the 70s, the Dutch polemical artist Erik van Lieshout, British Anj Smith whose intricately rendered paintings explore issues of identity, eroticism, mortality, and fragility; the critically acclaimed British artist Ryan Mosley who has recently taken part in the group show Radical Figure, Painting in the New Millennium at the Whitechapel in London and Saint Lucian born artist Winston Branch whose accolades include a Guggenheim fellowship and whose work is held in the collections of many of the world’s top galleries including The Tate.
This auction will focus on The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline which is staffed entirely by people who have had hepatitis C. The helpline has become a key component in the current Infected Blood Inquiry the largest public enquiry in British history, which was launched to investigate why infected blood products were being used to treat NHS patients prior to 1992. Helpline manager Samantha May is providing supporting evidence to the Inquiry team based on statistics and common facts drawn out by the numerous calls to our helpline over the years. The number of calls from people who have received infected blood during transfusion and subsequently been misdiagnosed for years only to find they have cirrhosis or liver cancer have snowballed and keeping up is increasingly difficult..’
We are thrilled that Alan Fears’ paintings have been used in the film ‘Blackbird‘ starring Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Mia Wasikowska. and Sam Neill.
‘Stellar ensemble elevates ‘Silent Heart’ remake; Terminally ill matriarch Susan Sarandon calls her loved ones home for a goodbye in Roger Michell’s graceful remake of a 2014 Danish drama.‘ Dennis Harvey, Variety
“This year we’re celebrating the seventh and final edition of Secret 7”. By the end of this show we’ll have made 4,900 one-of-a-kind records for 49 different tracks since 2012. What started as a side hustle has taken us on some journey.
We’re pressing 100x copies of the following tracks to 7” –
Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead
Bob Dylan – Blind Willie McTell
Foo Fighters – This Is A Call
The Internet – Come Over
Koffee – Toast
Miles Davis – Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Every single one of them will have unique artwork created for it.
From 14 October – 1 November we’ll exhibit all the artwork at NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula in London, all 700 records will be sold via auction on the final day.
The secret is that all the artworks are anonymous. If you’re looking for a particular record you’ll have to study the sleeves and guess correctly, you’ll have a 1 in 7 chance at that. If you’re looking for a particular artwork contributor then your odds are a bit longer.will be sold via auction on the final day and all the profits will go to help refugees.”
“I expect the negative people to roll their eyes and the positive people to open theirs,” explains artist Alan Fears on the reactions he hopes to receive from his work. No stranger to It’s Nice That, we’re huge fans of his punchy scenes and humorous portraits of pop stars, film stars and fictional creations. And, since we last heard from him in 2017, Alan has kept his 80s-inspired style but he tells us how his technique has improved, “which means I got worse,” he says. “Now, I’m spending most of my time trying to undo all that I have learned in order to be freer.”
“If I can snap somebody out of a bad mood or make them do something productive, that makes me want to make more work.”
As we’re all in a current state of unknown limbo, there’s pressure to be productive, and create. But how about taking some time out – take a moment to sit back and fill your day with Alan’s cheerful paintings. You won’t regret it.
Alan Fears’ ‘Room to Manoeuvre’ painting is currently being listed as part of ‘The Salon’ auction for Paddle 8.
‘Tasteful and refined, The Salon offers a captivating mix of contemporary prints, paintings, and mixed media works. Featuring inventive and thought-provoking pieces from Daniel Rich, Naomi Fisher, Thomas Ruff, and more, these works are sure to please the most discerning collector and elevate any modern collection.’
‘Alan Fears (British, b. 1974) is a visual artist and musician whose paintings of everyday settings infuse the mundane with character and vitality. Using a bright color palette akin to Alex Katz, Fears’ work has been exhibited across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Scandinavia, and Greece.’