Written by Sara Black
When you see the words, John Reynolds and fundraiser, in the same sentence. Jump (online).
John Reynolds, the Auckland born-and-bred, award-winning artist and master wordsmith has painted 90 Covid-19-related artworks in his signature vernacular-style typography.
Entitled, Project Fear, the series examines the “lazy racism aimed at our Kiwi/Chinese community” and was inspired by conceptual conversations with Year 10 student, Felicia Qin. They contain the sayings of which we’ve heard almost daily for the past six weeks, including ‘Flu-like Symptoms’, ‘Panic Buying’, ‘Alert Level 4’, ’Stop Buying Masks’, ‘Self-Isolate’, ‘Social Distancing’, ‘Minimise Spread’ and more.
Bidding is open until 21 May, so head online to Webb’s Auction House to purchase a piece of clever art. A piece time-stamped to this extraordinary time in our lives and feel warm fuzzy because all proceeds are going to the Auckland Hospital’s Art Fund.