There's just one day to go to before the Salford Star's auction lots go under the gavel at Charles Taylor's Auction house in Salford. The Star's lots will be sold around midday as part of a wider sale of exciting items.
A special live video feed will be set up in the Star's pop-up shop on Salford Precinct directly from the auction house, so if you want some Bargain Hunt fun, drop into the shop.
The auction lots were available to view in person in the Star pop-up shop (next to Lloyds Bank) last weekend, and are now on view on Thursday morning, 6th December, before the auction starts between 9am and 12noon at Charles Taylor's (26 Missouri Avenue, Salford, M50 2NP) or online (now) at http://www.charlestaylor.co.uk/current-catalogue.aspx Type in the lot number below in the search bar.
Lot 2000 - Louise Garman's Sticks and Stones – A work combining mixed media including solar plate intaglio, silk screen and hand made paper. This is a one off original piece.
Lot 2001 - Double Portrait (Zoe) by Louise Garman - a framed solar plate intaglio limited edition print
Lot 2002 - Political Spin by Denis Whiteside - 3-D relief based on the Dead Or Alive song 'You Spin Me Round'. This is a one off original piece by Dennis who recently won the prestigious John Purcell Paper Award.
Lot 2003 - Rob Lever's Dirty Old Town is a limited edition signed and numbered print taken from his original oil painting. Inspired by Ewan MacColl's song about Salford, the print pictorially presents the key features Salford.
Lot 2004 - Friedrich Engels is a signed piece by Matt Carroll who did graphics for Happy Mondays, James and 'Madchester'.
Lot 2005 - Made In Salford by Joe Coffey, dubbed by many as 'the new Lowry' are three print in his own style depicting Joe's experiences in Salford
Lot 2006 - Three A3 framed photos of Salford Reds Rugby Team and Supporters by local sports photographer Gareth Lyons, the include Junior Sa'u celebrating a try, Jackson Hastings scoring on debut and Salford fans celebrating a try.
Lot 2007 - Salford City FC Shirts – three vintage tangerine shirts from the pre-Class of '92 days when the club played in front of one man and his dog in the Evo-Stik First Division North.
Lot 2008 - A signed guitar by The Stereophonics – donated by Simon Williams of Sounds of Salford with, verified with photos and back stage passes, framed with red LED lighting.
Lot 2009 - Two framed signed photos by Oscar winning Salford actor Ben Kingsley who recently was the voice of Amazon's All of Nothing documentary of Manchester City.
Lot 2010 - A Signed Coronation Street Script from a 1999 episode signed by the full cast.
We had a word with some of those who have donated items...
Louise Garman has exhibited at the neo:print prize in Bolton, Nasty Women in Liverpool, The Mall Galleries in London and currently has works on show in Spain. For the Salford Star auction she has donated a stunning original piece called Sticks and Stones, that has a recommended retail price of over £1,000, and a startling solar plate limited edition piece called Double Portrait (Zoe).
"Sticks and Stones is an original piece I did five years ago" she recalls "There's three images incorporated into it. The first is a double image of Charlie on acetate which has been solar plate etched. The second image comes from asking my close friends all the abusive things they've ever been called, and without exception everyone remembered them.
"The third image in the piece are those words again...but when I was a kid there was a rhyme mum told me 'Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me, and when I'm dead in and in my grave you'll be sorry for what you've called me'. It's about how you don't forget anything anybody has ever called you and the power of words."
Louise, who went to Chelsea School of Art, studied anatomy at the Royal Academy, trained at the Slade last year and has a studio with neo:artists in Bolton, rarely sells her work...
"I have sold some but no, because when you start focusing on selling, you think about what the buyer wants to buy and you compromise" she explains "It's all experimental and pushing boundaries..."
This is a one-off opportunity to get a real unique piece of one-off fine art. Meanwhile, fellow neo:artist, Denis Whiteside, has donated an incredible embossed 3-D canvas titled Political Spin, after the Dead Or Alive song, You Spin Me Round...
"It's cyclic, and it goes round and round and it describes itself" says the Broughton artist who recently won the prestigious John Purcell Paper Award "It's what political spin is all about..."
While the auction at Charles Taylor happens tomorrow, Thursday 6th December at noon, the Salford Star pop-up shop and a new exhibition begins today 5th December, and is open until 5pm
For more details of lots and the exhibitions see previous Salford Star articles - click here and click here and click here