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AUCKLAND, Today: NZ artists – with public-spirited support from oOh!media, Trade Me, and Grey Lynn-based PR shop Public Library – are helping raise funds for Youthline and NZ artists in a week-long auction starting this morning (Friday 5 June).

The items auctioned are a part of an Art In Isolation series created by local artists during the first four weeks of Covid-19 alert level four.

Internationally acclaimed New Zealand artist (and Urban Art Foundation board member) Karl Maughan is donating an original artwork in support of the cause – with a reserve price of $1 (Maughan’s artworks usually sell for $30,000+).

The artworks for sale will go up via oOh!media, who have donated 602 screens for the Art In Iso auction.

Trade Me has waived fees for the auction.

“Karl Maughan’s artworks usually sell for $30,000+”

oOh!media GM Nick Vile said: “The work that the Urban Art Foundation does to support local artists is just fantastic. To be able to partner with them again, this time in support of our charity partner Youthline just shows how invested they are in our community.

“When discussing how we could give back, it was a no-brainer to use what we had already created during isolation and use our network of street furniture digital panels to help raise awareness and generate support for both our local art community and the youth of New Zealand..”

The artists
Other artists involved include: Regan Balzer, Angelique Monaghan, Morag Stokes, Suraya Townshend, John Crawford, Lorna Tawhiti, Michael Hsieh, Helen Casey, and Charlie Juliet McCartney,

The auction closes on Thursday 11 June.

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