World-renowned artist Roland Poska, aka fishyWhale, is putting his work up for auction on eBay.
The bidding starts 11-9-11.
Poska, the driving force behind The (Great) Human Race initiative, is selling unique 10 by 15 prints to further his vision of Great Human Race museums and hotels across the world. If you want to buy one of his works, go to eBay and type in “Roland Poska.” That should get you going.
There is some of Poska’s work already available on eBay. The eBay description on one of the items for sale reads: “Poska will emerge as one of the great artists of the 20th century.” And he’s right here in Rockford, Illinois.
If you want to bid on the work to help advance the Great Human Race, look for the fishyWhale diaries.
Poska wants to sell two prints a day — a.m. and p.m. — and continue the auction for 40 days.
Poska stopped by the News Tower last week to talk about his latest venture. He referred to the art sale as his “swan song” — he’s looking for someone else to wear the leadership mantle — but he’s still working and hopes that some day all 7 billion people in the world will be asked: “R U A (great) Human Being?”
Not all will pas his “Test For Greatness,” but he expects the vast majority will.
He picked Wednesday as the date for the start of the art sale because he sees 11/9 as the opposite of 9/11. He wants to counter the evil of that day by getting people to creatively act to solve the world’s problems.
You can see him from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Rockford’s City Hall as he sets up signing stations for the Declarations of Interdependence, 30-inch by 42-inch themed prints. You can also try to pass the Test For Greatness if you stop by.
Poska wants to make the auction, with work donated by other artists, an annual event just as he’s made his gathering of great human beings at noon on the Fourth of July an annual event.
It’s all part of his 100-year plan “to do the impossible” and end prejudice and violence and achieve respect for all.
You have to start somewhere, right?