Needs for Sale was started in 2007 by artists Christine & Justin Gignac as a way to inspire others to help charities with the incentive of art.
Christine and Justin create paintings that represent a need they would like to fill. For example, the cost for a painting of a fully loaded dinner plate, titled “A Good Meal” is $100. When the painting is purchased, the couple makes a $100 donation to the New York City Food Bank, as advertised on the Needs for Sale webpage.
All paintings are 12″ x 12″, and offer buyers a fun, literal way to support a good cause through the purchase of art.
For those who are less altruistic, you can visit Wants for Sale, the Gignac’s sister website, where you can purchase a painting of something the Gignacs want for the exact price of that item. Current wants include Clean Underwear ($12.50), Gamblin’ Money ($200.00), A Night We Wont Remember ($100 – either they lowballed this figure, or they are definitely getting a hangover they will remember) and To Hear A Good Joke (free – think fast to score a free painting!)