This is the press release for the first ever international Twitter art auction '140 Hours of Fame'. My entry is Whimsy Sunrise, a magical and colorful depiction of the fleeting nature of a moment in time.
21 June 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Gary Brant, Director
Galerie St. George
Galerie St. George Announces
“140 Hours of Fame®” Online Art Auction
Galerie St. George today announced its “140 Hours of Fame®”, a unique online art auction designed to introduce emerging artists to a global marketplace. The auction will begin on 5 November 2009 at 12:01 p.m. EST and last 140 hours, through 11 November 2009 at 8:01 p.m. EST.
The 140-hour auction will take place entirely on the World Wide Web. The gallery has designed an auction system allowing TWITTER® users worldwide to enter their bids online.
Gary Brant, Director, explained, “With the huge popularity of TWITTER®, we wanted to reach out directly to this group of highly sophisticated users. This event will give our participating artists an opportunity to be seen by art buyers and collectors alerted to the event through the power of social networking.”
The event is free for all artists worldwide. Early reports indicate that the auction will be a popular venue for emerging artists, as well as art collectors and patrons globally.
The “140 Hours of Fame®” rules and artist agreement may be downloaded free of charge from Galerie St. George’s website at: www.galeriestgeorge.com/news-events/.
Collectors/Bidders must register by simply following @140hours on Twitter, a process that takes five seconds and can be accomplished before or during the auction.
Founded in July 2008, Galerie St. George is a cooperative artist’s gallery based in
For further information about “140 Hours of Fame®”, kindly contact:
Gary Brant, Director & Host
140 Hours of Fame – New York
Tel: 513-ART-SHOW – Fax: 917-591-3183