Bidding for anonymous art

Ryan Bond, with some of the artwork up for auction.
Ryan Bond, with some of the artwork up for auction.

Preparations are well advanced for a major anonymous art auction being staged in Banchory.

More than 70 pieces of art are on offer and, although the list of artists is published, the artist behind each piece will remain concealed until after the auction.

“The idea is that people should buy the pictures because they like them and not for any other reason,” said Ryan Bond, president of Banchory Rotary Club, who are organising the event.

All proceeds from the auction will be split between Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign and Childline Aberdeen.

“Fifty-four local artists have generously contributed works for free and we are extremely grateful to them” added Mr Bond.

Most of the paintings are A4 size and have been framed for presentation purposes.

The ARTanon auction is being held at the Royal British Legion, Ramsay Road, Banchory at 6.30 for 7pm start on Friday, November 4. Doors will open for viewing from 3pm. Bids may also be placed online in advance for those unable to attend on the evening. Meanwhile, a complete gallery of the art on offer and pre-registration to attend the auction can be accessed online at www.artanon.org.uk.