80 Cork artists are taking part in Ireland’s ‘most mysterious’ art sale
You could nab yourself a gem for just €65.
Art lovers all over the world will be hoping to secure one of almost 3,000 original pieces of postcard-sized art by over 1,000 artists as part of Incognito 2023, Ireland’s most mysterious art sale.
What makes Incognito so special is that prospective buyers have absolutely no idea who the artist is behind their favourite artwork until the collection has sold out, and the artists are revealed.
All artworks are €65 and all the proceeds from the sale, taking place on Wednesday, April 26th, benefit the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.
Among the Cork artists participating this year are Georgie O’Mahoney from Butler’s Head, Hilary Nunan from Ringabella, Julianne Guinee from Buttevant, Peter Buckley from Cork City, Claire O’Reilly from Newmarket, Carla Trindle from Douglas, and Ruthie Ashenhurst from the Beara Peninsula.
They join a galaxy of superstars taking part including rock legend Ronnie Wood, Westlife’s Mark Feehily, singer Brian Kennedy, fashion designers Don O’Neill and Paul and William Costelloe, folk singer Mary Black, actress Norma Sheahan, and ‘The Voice’ Eimear Quinn.
So, what are the most popular artworks this year?
“While there is much about Incognito for which I am sworn to secrecy, I can reveal that artworks featuring farm animals are among the most sought-after.” says curator Lucinda Hall.
“Cows are always hugely popular, followed by pigs, hens, and even goats! Of course, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste and, every year, thankfully, has been a sell-out success.”
Now in its seventh year, Incognito has raised over €860,000 to date, providing in-home nursing care and respite support to Jack and Jill families, including 50 families living in Cork. Jack and Jill is hoping that funds generated in 2023 will bring the total amount raised to €1 million.
To view the Incognito Art Sale collection, or to register your Wish List, visit incognito.ie.