Tom Hunter has given three photographic works for supporting Beirut in a online postcard auction
Postcards for Beirut is an international call gathering artists and individuals from all around the world to collaborate in a unique collection of visuals objects as a mean of action, resistance and support to the global crisis affecting Beirut after the explosion on August 4, 2020.
Each postcard represents a genuine artwork donated by artists, curated to form a collective body and voice in the midst of these troubled times. Acting as a spontaneous and cathartic impulse, these images don’t respond to a specific “theme” but rather act as notes, vessels to engage a mutual exchange and reflection.
66 ARTISTS – 134 POSTCARDS
These pieces have been carefully produced and printed to constitute exclusive, fine limited editions, with the prime intention to make artworks accessible, generous, collectible as much as ephemeral, transferable and thoughtful objects.
The present postcards exists in editions of 2, they will be visible and on auction on this dedicated Instagram page for 10 days each, where everyone can interact, like, share and bid on their favorite image by commenting “For Beirut”. Each comment will express a promise to commit for an extra 1 € on the actual postcard price.
The starting price is fixed at 8 € (+ shipping costs) and the last bidder at the end of the period will be the lucky owner of the artwork. The whole initiative is transparent and completely non-profit, with all the funds going directly towards relief for Beirut and local organisations acting on the ground, especially ones focusing on social, education and housing issues (Lebanese Red Cross, Basmeh Zeitooneh).
For those who would like to participate at their own scale and discretion, a Paypal link is opened for direct donations. We appreciate and accept any help, messages, gestures of support, so if you’re interested in this initiative and would like to get involved, please get in touch with us https://postcardsforbeirut.format.com/72a70e596a-content