Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

Art potentially worth thousands to go on sale for €50 apiece to raise money for charity

In the Incognito auction, you don’t know which artist produced the work until after you pay for it.

A selection of some of the artwork that will go on sale.
A selection of some of the artwork that will go on sale.

AN ONLINE SALE of 1,812 pieces of art launched earlier today to help raise money for the Jack and Jill Foundation – with each piece on sale for €50.

Dozens of well-known figures – such as Bruce and Patti Springsteen, Helen Steele, Paul Costelloe, Bono, Maser and Ruthie Ashenhurst – are among the 1,000 artists who’ve contributed pieces.

The catch? You don’t know which of the pieces have been painted by the well-known artists that make them potentially worth thousands of euro.

This is the fourth year of the Incognito art sale which acts as a fundraiser for the children’s charity Jack and Jill and this year the queues will be of the virtual kind rather than around the block on a Dublin street.

From now until 24 April – when the sale will go live – people can view which artworks are available here.

The pieces will then become available on a first-come-first-serve basis on that date online. 

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Each €50 artwork equates to three hours of specialist home nursing care for one of the 340 families supported by Jack and Jill. The foundation needs to raise €3.8 million each year to fund its home nursing and respite care service for children with life limiting conditions. 

The charity’s CEO Carmel Doyle said: “Yes, we’ve had to move the sale online this year, but nothing can take away from the wonderful, high quality collection of art donated to Jack and Jill and we are so grateful.  With artists from across the country contributing, this is just another example of how, as a nation, we come together to help others.

Yet again the standard of art is phenomenal and there’s not one piece in the collection that’s not worth €50 alone.

About the author:

Sean Murray

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel