What are we bid? Your chance to buy an original portrait by Julian O’Dell

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Roll up, roll up! For one week only, EYE is running an online auction to sell this fantastic original portrait of Mick Jagger.

The picture bursts with life and is the work of talented industry trainer Julian O’Dell, who will be donating the purchase money to cancer charity Macmillan.

Julian, whose wife Caterina has cancer, has been selling his remarkable pictures in aid of the charity after only recently rediscovering his artistic talents – not having done any sketching for years.

He had originally hoped to raise £750 but at the weekend the total on his JustGiving page stood at an astonishing £4,721.97p.

It would be great to help him get his JustGiving total to over £5,000.

In fact, he has already raised more than that amount, thanks to an art exhibition and sale held at a Macmillan coffee morning which raised £2,000. So, the total his pictures have raised could go to over £7,000 – with your help.

How much do you think the Mick Jagger portrait is worth?

EYE would like to get the ball rolling with a starting bid for £50 – but we know our generous community of readers will go way better than that.

Please place your bids below and do keep them coming. The picture measures approx 30cms by 20cms and comes already mounted and framed.

If you would prefer to bid completely anonymously, then please email your bid to the editor, ros@propertyindustryeye.com and I will put up the amount on your behalf, but without disclosing your identity.

We should just say that the final successful bidder will be asked to pay up via Julian’s JustGiving page, so he can claim the GiftAid benefit.

The auction runs until midnight on Friday (Dec 11).

Now please . . . don’t be shy.

Keep your bids rolling in!


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  1. Nick Salmon Managing Director of EYE

    Here is EYE’s opening bid of £50

  2. smile please

    Cant stand Jagger, but its very good likeness and a worth while cause, I See your offer Nick and raise it to £75!

  3. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

    Well done, and thanks Smile – but you’ll have to do better than that to wrestle this out of our hands. I’m not a great fan either but this drawing is really, really good and I would be delighted to have it on my wall. I have hash tagged this bidding on Twitter as #BID4MICK so we can all keep track.

  4. RealAgent

    An original O’Dell has got to be worth at least £150….so thats my bid.

  5. Harry Hill


    harry hill

  6. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

    Thank you Harry. A fine bid. But of course we want to see more 🙂

    Do I hear £200 from somewhere?

  7. RealAgent

    I will go £200……lets see if I get a dislike this time as well! (there are some odd people out there for sure)

    1. julianodell

      There certainly are sir. Either they have an issue with you, me, Macmillan or fundraising in general. Perhaps they’ll come forward and let us know which! Thanks for the bid – appreciated!

  8. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

    Excellent! Thank you RA. You’ll understand that it’s my duty to achieve the very best price that we can, so I’ll have to ask – Do I hear £230?

    1. PeeBee

      Do we take it that you are out of the bidding, Nick? ;o)

      1. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

        Not necessarily PeeBee 😉 Depends on what our generous readers come up with. If I was on the rostrum I’d be saying that a superb quality lot like this is for no money at the moment…

        1. PeeBee

          And I would agree with you wholeheartedly, Nick.

          I just wish it was the ‘Debby Harry’… sigh…

          1. julianodell

            That could be arranged – I’ve drawn four different versions of her so far. My first crush!

  9. Lstclair55

    £300 from Leicester

  10. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

    Now that is a grand bid Lstclair55 and thank you very much! £330 is what we are looking for now. Who will bid me?

  11. Lstclair55

    £400 to a worthy cause.

  12. David Cantell

    My wife does the accounts but she is out of the office so £500 for a very worthy cause

  13. VTUK

    Would you have imagined, alone in your hotel, that the art you created would be such a force for good and ultimately bring so much comfort and love, to those in need the most. You have done a very special thing Julian, thank you. Art washes away from the soul, the dust of every day life. Happy to bid £450.00 from VTUK.

  14. Nick Salmon Managing Director of EYE

    Well done, you wonderful people. This is marvellously generous. Bidding stands at £500 from David Cantell. Peter, would VTUK go to £550?

  15. VTUK

    Nick you silver fox ! Go on then. £550 it is.

  16. Nick Salmon Managing Director of EYE

    Thank you Peter and VTUK! – The Silver Fox would now like to see if we can encourage £575 as the next bid. David Cantell, you are not going to lose this one for the sake of £75 are you? The wife is bound to approve…!

  17. Lstclair55

    £600 from Knightsbridge Estate Agents

  18. Nick Salmon Managing Director of EYE

    Thank you very much Luke! This is beginning to Rock and Roll! But I have a feeling we are only just getting going 🙂 Come on readers,  £650 would be sweet don’t you think? Do I hear £650?

  19. David Cantell

    Well Jerry Hall is my neighbour and I have Sympathy for the Devil so £666

  20. Nick Salmon Managing Director of EYE

    Brilliant. Thank you David. I’m so pleased it didn’t take Wild Horses to get you to make that wonderful bid. But Time is on my Side and How Can I Stop now? It would be Heaven if we can now take this to £700. So come on people Let it Loose and step forward with your bids.

  21. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

    Julian O’Dell just emailed me to say: “Absolutely thrilled to see the picture achieving such a fab price. Estate agents get an unfair amount of criticism but it is clear our great industry includes some very generous folk. Marvellous.”

    Come on now, fill it up please. Who will bid £700?

  22. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

    SOLD! To David Cantell for £666. Magnificent. Thank you David. Please email me in the morning to make contact. nick@propertyindustryeye.com

    A superb result for Macmillan and a testament to the talents of Julian O’Dell. Thank you to everyone who has supported, tweeted, and bid.

  23. David Cantell

    You can’t always get what you want but on this occasion I have Satisfaction – delighted to have the winning bid


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