Ben Youdan art auction
Artist Ben Youdan has very kindly donated a set of four images for auction by Leathermen Scotland, the proceeds of which will be donated to support Marcus (Mr. Leather Russia) and his partner Nik.
Title – “Greg Bearskin.” (Set of 4 Individually framed pieces), created in 2022.
Materials – Handmade colour paper collage.
Dimensions – Each image is A4 in size ( 21cm X 29.7cm) They are presented in an A3 mount and frame which means that the overall dimensions of each individual piece is 34cm X 46.5cm.
This is an auction for ONE piece. Guide price is £100 per piece.
An uncensored copy of the image is available to view by prospective buyers.
About the auction:
Sales are to buyers within the United Kingdom, if you are located outside of the United Kingdom and wish to submit a bid then please contact us for advice.
Postage and packing is included in each sale for winning bidders located within the United Kingdom only.
The money donated to the beneficiaries after completion of each auction and clearance of payment will be the sales price minus only our payment processing fee.
In the case of disputes, the decision of the club Steering Committee will be final.
About the auction beneficiaries:
As public fetish figures, they have received threats online, and face prosecution if they were to return to Russia, they could also be forced to fight on the front line in Ukraine. Marcus and Nik have asked us, and other clubs, for any support possible. We have confirmed in several ways their identity and their current situation.
We will be contacting other clubs and the ECMC to encourage others to support Marcus and Nik in whatever ways they feel possible.
About the artist:
Ben Youdan is a visual artist based in Liverpool, U.K. His mixed media work employs a wide variety of techniques and processes including collage, drawing, painting, printmaking and photography, to create imagery that takes inspiration from the iconography and ephemera of popular culture. His pieces explore themes such as identity, glamour and sexuality.
His recent work has an aesthetic style inspired by post-modern philosophy and taking inspiration from punk and anti-establishment imagery. By juxtaposing seemingly disparate elements, the work attempts to create a new visual language that explores queer identity, diversity and individualism as well as appropriation of space particularly in an urban context. It is intended to be celebratory in tone and contain a sex-positive message, taking inspiration from a variety of sub-cultures as well as referencing traditions of western art practice.
His work is a handmade product of the digital age and a comment on the human condition in the context of the new media landscape.