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George Perez auctions new artwork for Moonlight Cabaret Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

posted Jul 4, 2016, 6:30 PM by Vu Sleeper

Moonlight Warehouse Theatre

art by George Pérez
George Pérez writes:
Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 6:10pm

Hi there all. I’m going to try something unusual here and I hope you all will indulge me and hopefully participate.

On July 15 and 16, the Moonlight Players in Clermont, FL, a group I’ve been involved with for quite a few years now, is hosting its third annual Moonlight Cabaret Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In addition to some wonderfully talented friends performing a bunch of fabulous show tunes, there will be an auction afterwards with many items provided by Broadway Cares as well as those donated by private individuals.

Last year I had the honor of performing alongside these terrific singers, but regrettably cannot do so this year. However, I want to show some extra support by contributing a few items to the auction myself, including a piece of original art featuring the DC Comics Trinity of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (also posted here) I’ve drawn specifically for the charity. I’ve posted it here in order to give all my fans a chance to bid on it before the actual Cabaret—in essence providing a starting bid at the actual event. 

I’m hoping that the bidding will be high enough to make it a real challenge for the amount to be beaten at the auction, but, giving the live audience a chance to try to up it, wallets permitting.

Now, most of my fans know that I haven’t offered private commissions for some time, so this is a pretty rare chance to get an original piece of art and benefit a worthy cause at the same time.

How I want this to work is that, for the next week (up to July 11th) any interested parties send me bids via private message. (PLEASE DON’T POST BIDS ON MY TIMELINE)

I will reply whether the bid is accepted or whether a higher bid has already been made, giving everyone a chance to bid higher. I will continue doing this until the evening of July 11th wherein I will inform everyone that the bidding has closed and let the highest bidder know that he or she is the current leader. 

The highest bidder will then be asked just how high he or she is willing to go beyond that bid if someone bids higher at the live auction on Friday, July 15th, the day I will be attending the show.

If the online bidder is the winner, I will pay that amount out of my own pocket at the auction and will send the artwork to him or her once the winner sends me the amount they bid.

Is all that clear? I hope so. I’ve never done this before and I really want to help the Moonlight Players set a new record for this most worthy of causes.
For the record, the art is done with marker (as is all of my art these days) on standard comic book Bristol board. I will absorb the cost of shipping and handling and the art can be inscribed to the buyer if desired.

So, now, I ‘m personally starting the bid at $200 and I hope you all leave me in the dust.
Thank you.

UPDATE: After one day I've already received a high bid of $1000! I don't know if that will be topped (although I would be over the moon if it was), but it's already a great amount. Thanks to all who've participated so far!