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  • Concept Art/Biggs Benefit on E-Bay

    Greetings to All,

    When JMS held his 'garage sale' last year, one of the big ticket items was one of two Concept Art pieces by Peter Ledger. This is the original conception of the interior of B5, including the core shuttle and an early version of an outdoor restaurant (destined to become The Fresh Air), complete with an ongoing bar fight featuring the early Garibaldi and several aliens. There are fields and rivers wrapping around the station interior, and people in jetpacks flying around. JMS noted that the copyright passed to the new owner.

    When I won the bid, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the copyright. Richard Biggs had passed away, and there were auctions on E-Bay to raise money for his kids. I wanted to help out.

    It took a while to get to this step, but there is now an offering on E-Bay for a series of five giclee prints benefitting the Biggs family. A giclee reproduction is most often used to simulate oil on canvas paintings with remarkable accuracy.

    When I saw the giclee print next to the original, I ALMOST wanted to hang the giclee in my home instead of the original. It looked THAT GOOD! That first giclee is at a gallery here in St Thomas with a retail price of $375.00. The first auction of this limited series is for the first two of only five, with a starting bid of $75.00. The remaining prints will follow shortly after this bid is over.

    These reprints were professionally imaged and are printed on heavy watercolor paper in the full original size. They are breathtakingly beautiful. I will cover the shipment worldwide as part of my donation to the Biggs clan, and there is a nominal $5.00 charge for the paperwork at E-Bay.

    Please help this worthy cause close to our hearts.

    Concept Art Auction
    Last edited by Jan; 02-03-2006, 08:22 AM.
    John Brittain
    2blueshoes.com for free blues downloads

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    Click Here!!!

    Chiming in to add that I'm lucky enough to already have seen one of these prints in person and it's gorgeous!! It really opens up a window into the core of B5!

    You know you want to!!

    As Jahkneebee says, he's had these prints made up at his own expense and will be shipping them anywhere the winning bidder lives. We've added a $5.00 charge for 'postage' that will be used to offset the PayPal fees (sorry, that's the only form of payment for these) and I'll be donating the Ebay fees for all of the auctions.

    Remember, there are only *5* of these!!!

    Don't wait, as we haven't set the opening bid prices for future auctions and you won't see them any lower in price!

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Just a quick update here...after only two days, the two prints that are up for auction right now have been bid up to $200.01 each.

      As usual, B5 fans are proving that they're the greatest!!

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        With just about exactly 24 hours left to go, the Babylon 5 Concept Art prints have been bid up to $250 each now. That's $500 that will be going to Rick Biggs' family!

        Remember, only 5 of these are available for these auctions!

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          For those of you who weren't watching this auction moment-by-moment, the final figure for the first auction of two of these prints ended this morning with a final result of $250 for each print.

          Have I mentioned that B5 fans are the greatest lately?

          Stay tuned, there are three still to be auctioned.

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            I've listed the next Babylon 5 Concept Art Print on Ebay. Remember, there only 5 of these prints were produced for these auctions.

            The last auction of two prints brought in $545 that will be sent on to Richard Biggs' family after all of the auctions are over. Many thanks to the bidders and winners.

            Jan
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • #7
              With a little over two days left in the auction, the current print has been bid up to $227.50.

              Woo-Hoo! Remember, bid high and bid often as these are VERY limited and all proceeds (ALL...not just net) go to the family of Richard Biggs.

              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                Gracious, I never posted the final results of the last auction, did I? The final price was $280 bringing the total raised from these print auctions to $825!! Thank you B5 Fans!

                And now the next one just went up. Check out B5 Concept Art Print Action and get your bids in soon. Those of you keeping count know that there aren't many more chances to get this ultra-limited print.

                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #9
                  With two days still to go, bidding for this one is a little slower than in prior auctions. Remember folks, there's only going to be one more available after this so you might want to grab one while you can! Check out the link in my signature.

                  BTW, Jahkneebee has verified for an interested bidder that no more of these prints, of any size will be made. What's been made, he's made available for these aucions only in order to share his good fortune with the fans as well as benefit the family of Richard Biggs.

                  Jan
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    This has been a rewarding experience. It is rewarding in that I get to reward some very special fans, and we all get to reward the Family of Richard Biggs.

                    Now, there is one last time to reward yourself. Bid on the last ever giclee painting offered of this B5 Interior Concept Art. As Jan so aptly put it: You know you want to.

                    So far we have raised an amazing $1125!

                    Go for it fans: keep up the good work.

                    The final copy (5 of 5) will be up for bidding on Wednesday. Thanks to Jan for all her help, and special thanks to the red-hot fans who are helping with this auction for a cause.
                    John Brittain
                    2blueshoes.com for free blues downloads

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                    • #11
                      Last Chance !

                      The FINAL Babylon 5 Concept Art Print Auction is underway!

                      This is the last chance to get the high quality, full size (30" by 20") giclee print of the Peter Ledger painting of the core of the Babylon 5 Station. JMS commissioned the concept paintings to help him explain the concept of the huge space station he envisioned and auctioned the original of the interior last year. Only 5 of these have been made for these auctions and there will *never* be any more.

                      Jahkneebee wrote: I will not print another run for sale of this giclee. This is the one and only offering where anybody will be able to buy a giclee print of this painting. [...] This limited edition for charity is my only plan to make giclees of the painting.

                      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

                      The first four prints have brought in over $1,000. Remember, ALL proceeds will go to benefit the family of Richard Biggs.

                      The auction ends on April 22.

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        There are three and a half days left to the Concept Art Print Auction and bids are starting to come in.

                        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

                        Remember, folks, there won't be another chance to own one of these.

                        Jan
                        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                        • #13
                          Well, the final auction is over and the final tally is in for the five print auctions.

                          To recap: Last year JMS held a garage sale and one of the most significant items he parted with was the Peter Ledger painting of the massive interior of the B5 Station. JMS had commissioned the painting to help sell the show and demonstrate the scope of the proposed B5 Station. Since JMS had commissioned the work, he let it be known that all rights went with the painting in case the winning bidder decided to make prints and sell them.

                          The winning bidder (our own Jahkneebee) wanted to share his good fortune and make prints available to folks who couldn't afford the items that JMS was auctioning and he wanted to do some good, too. He came up with the idea of making a limited number of prints available with the proceeds going to benefit the family of Richard Biggs. Since I'd done some auctions earlier on and already had the Ebay and PayPal accounts set up, I offered to put them at his disposal for the auctions.

                          And now the auctions are done. Each one brought in more than the last and the final total came in at $1,480.00. I've thrown in a last little bit to make it a nice even $1,500.00. Once again, B5 fans have shown what generous, big hearts they have.

                          Jan
                          Last edited by Jan; 04-22-2006, 06:06 PM.
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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