ArtAttack! is Buddies’ annual art auction/fundraiser/art party.

Our last edition was November 3, 2023, with an XXX-Files theme, a nod to the Buddies XXX auction that preceded ArtAttack! Hosted by Bruce Dow, with auctioneer Charlene Nero. Our live auction featured work from some of the country’s foremost contemporary artists with guest curators Golboo Amani, Noor Alé, Jordan Browne, and Troy Seidman. Plus, the Tuck Shop offered an astounding collection of artist multiples and limited edition prints, co-curated by Darryl Mabey.

Questions about the auction? Contact Aidan, Communications and Development Manager at aidan@buddiesinbadtimes.com.

Limited Edition Prints

The Artist Limited Edition Prints have been a favourite at ArtAttack! since it was introduced in 2013. Buddies commissions an artist for an original work, available only at ArtAttack! and prints remain on sale after the event. All proceeds go to support artistic and community programs at Buddies.

A print in four panels by Mitch Duncan. The backgrounds are teal, white, and pink. The four panels show disparate elements that come together more and more. In the final, lower right panl, we see a blue head with a yellow neck, with a small flower overlaid.

2023 Artist Limited Edition Print: Mitch Duncan

This year, in addition to being a beautiful piece in its own right, the Limited Edition Print is a little piece of Buddies’ history.

We asked Mitch Duncan, an emerging Toronto-based artist who created the artwork for our milestone 45th season, to create the limited edition multiple print. Pulling from the imagery and visual language of our season art, Mitch has created a piece that reflects on the artistic process and nods to Buddies’ ongoing commitment to developing new work and supporting queer artists. We hope you love this playful and charming work, Assembly (About Face), as much as we do.

2023, digital collage print
6″ x 6″ print, 7″x7″ sheet
$50, unframed, limited availability

Check out some of our past pieces below, and see what’s available.

Something catch your eye? To purchase a print, email Aidan Morishita-Miki

Jessica Thalmann
Reflections (Highway 407)

2022, archival pigment print
11″ x 16″
$185, unframed, limited availability
Image of light green, beige, and white screenprint of houses stacked on top of each other.
Meaghan Hyckie

2021, Screenprint in 4 colours
11″ x 15″
$150, unframed, limited availability
Image of art print of different abstract figures along a wavy striped background.
Rajni Perera
A Dangerous No

2019, archival pigment print
18″ x 24″ 
$295, unframed, limited availability
Image of a foot with a skull tattoo and glittery toenail polish.
Steven Beckly
There’s a land that I heard of

2018, nail polish on inkjet print
10″ x 14″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
$500 limited availability
Image of part poster with SAVE LIVES in big red block letters, one man helping the other out of the ocean.
Daryl Vocat
Save Lives

2017, screen print on archival pigment print
14″ x 18″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
$500, limited availability
Image of digital archival print, a multi-coloured grid.
James Fowler
Juicy Fruits

2016, digital archival print with hand embellishments
16″ x 16″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold Out
Alex Mcleod
Beyond Life and Death

2015, archival pigment print
13″ x 18″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold Out
Winnie Truong

2014, pencil crayon on paper
16″ x 16″
comes framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold out
Image of a print of a person wearing a flower crown.
Kris Knight

2013, hand-embellished prints on archival Hahnemuhle Rag paper
16″ x 20″
Framed courtesy Akasha Art Projects
Sold Out

Grateful to our community partners that make this event possible! 🙏