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2013-02-13 15:07:16

Auction of Gary Hodges print raises £310 for BDMLR

To help celebrate BDMLR's 25th anniversary and raise funds, world-famous artist Gary Hodges is auctioned 'Freedom' – a highly collectable print of Bottlenose Dolphins., which sold for £310.

Printed on superb Fabriano 5 art paper, signed by Gary (www.garyhodges-wildlife-art.com) and limited to 850 copies, it was published in 1995 and completely sold out many years ago. “Freedom” has sold many times on the secondary market for very high prices. This print has been made unique and all the more valuable with the addition of the signatures of Virginia McKenna and Rula Lenska.

Gary Hodges is the UK’s best selling and most collectable pencil artist. He has sold over 106,000 personally signed and numbered prints from 129 limited editions. Incredibly 116 of these editions have sold out; very few artists working in any medium can make this claim. The remaining eleven editions are available to buy from his website shop.

Over the years the huge demand for Gary’s prints have led to a lucrative secondary market rewarding collectors with more than just the sheer beauty of his drawings. Greenpeace published his very first print in 1987 and the 850 edition then sold for £8.50 each. In recent years that same print “Green Turtle”, has changed hands for up to an incredible £3,500.00 - an investment increase of more than 400 times!

The auction raised £310 and BDMLR will receive most of this once the auctioneer's commission is deducted. Many thanks to Gary and to those of you who bid on this fantastic print.

 

Stephen Marsh
BDMLR Operations Manager