Good Pixels charity auction in Pragaleria. Collector success of digital art.
Good Pixels, a digital art charity auction co-organised by Polish Digital Art took place in Pragaleria on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 and proved to be an extraordinary event in many respects. The auction was the culmination of the exhibition of 59 artists, involving some digital painters of international renown. It was the second auction of this type in Poland; digital art is just beginning to enter the collector market. Nevertheless, the event met with great interest and its results surpassed the organisers' expectations. It is all the more satisfying to know that all the income from the auctioned pieces will be donated to “Przylądek” non-public primary school for children with autism spectrum disabilities.
The auction gathered over 100 participants from all over the world. Those of them who could not be physically present on the Pragaleria premises could bid by phone or by setting bidding limits. A remarkably high number of bidders also used the Onebid platform, allowing its users to bid online in real time; almost 50 people chose this option, forming an important and active group.
As a result, 100% of the pieces offered were sold. The starting price of each painting was 100 zł, as is the established tradition at charity auctions. On average, each piece was bid on five times and many works reached the price of 500–600 zł. The record price was offered for a painting by Jakub Różalski – the piece was sold for 900 zł after 16 bids. Aside from their indisputable artistic value, the offered premiere works possessed considerable collectible and market worth: printed on certified paper, signed by the artists, limited to only 20 prints each, the works are additionally protected by a dry stamp and Polish Digital Art's hologram. Each piece purchased on the Good Pixels auction also had the added value of a Bitcoin certificate equivalent to 10 zł, funded by the Polish Bitcoin Association.
The success of the Good Pixels auction is all the more satisfying given the noble goal that guided it. It also proves the collectors' increasing interest in the new field of digital art. Undoubtedly, this was not the last event of this kind organised by Pragaleria and Polish Digital Art.
At the same time we would like to inform you that the works from the Good Pixels exhibition (numbers 2 to 20) are now available in Polish Digital Art's webstore in Products.