Art Auction for Charity
Debut January 24, 2011
Last Appearance April 18, 2012

Art Auction for Charity was a recurring segment on Red Eye during the first half of 2011. Every week, host Greg Gutfeld would put up for auction a picture that he drew, usually featuring a unicorn or unicorn's head on a human body and Fluffy McNutter; many of these pictures were leftover from I Draw the News. Each auction would begin on a Friday and close the following Friday, unless the show was bumped multiple times during a particularly busy news week, in which case the auction would carry over to the following week. Winning bids were typically around $1,000 or $1,500; the highest bid was $5,000, the lowest was $300, the average bid was $1,561.38.

Greg Gutfeld was inspired to do this before his appendectomy in January, 2011. He contemplated auctioning off his appendix for charity, until he found out that it was illegal. In lieu of this, he drew a picture of his appendix and put that up for auction to benefit a then undecided military charity beginning January 24. The Wounded Warriors Projects was eventually decided upon.

At the suggestion of frequent Red Eye guest panelist/guest ombudsman Mike Baker, Greg Gutfeld began raising money for TAPS in his art auctions beginning on April 1.

Frequent guest panelist Paul Mecurio got into the act himself, auctioning off a jacket he wore on the show on March 4 that got a lot of flack from the other panelists. Bidding on his jacket lasted about three weeks, ending on June 3 after receiving a small number of bids. The winning bid came from Josh Lee Wilson, who offered $555.

The final piece of artwork was closed on July 18. With the advent of The Five and Greg's increased workload, the Art Auction was put to rest at this time. All in all, $15,509.56 was raised for the Wounded Warriors Project and $13,540.77 was raised for TAPS.

On March 22, 2012, Gutfeld announced that one drawing was not mailed to the winner because he did not send in the money owed. He then declared another auction for the piece, with the winnings this time to be donated to the newly opened trust fund for the late Andrew Breitbart's children. Two more pieces were donated to Red Eye to be auctioned for the same charity, with one bid coming from Red Eye guest Jonathan Hoenig. A total of $13,000 was raised for Breitbart Children's Trust.

Bidding ResultsEdit

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Artwork Title Bidding Period Winning Bid Winning Bidder Beneficiary
GregsAppendix Drawing of Greg's Appendix January 24 - January 28, 2011 $2,001 John Baum Wounded Warriors Project
UnicornOnMars Unicorn on Mars February 4 - February 14, 2011 $5,000‡ Mark Centani Wounded Warriors Project
DavidGregorysHair! David Gregory's Hair! February 14 - February 18, 2011 $2,000 John Wimsatt Wounded Warriors Project
HowIWishMyLifeWas How I Wish My Life, and Not How it Really Was, Which Sucked February 18 - February 25, 2011 $1,234.56 Brian Chrvenac Wounded Warriors Project
ManateeContemplatingSex Manatee Contemplating Sex With Either a Unicorn or Wilfred Brimley February 25 - March 4, 2011 $1,500 The Charsmith Family Wounded Warriors Project
LesbianUnicornsInLove Lesbian Unicorns in Love March 4 - March 18, 2011 $1,274 Mark Doyle Wounded Warriors Project
JonesInJeans Jones in Jeans March 18 - March 25, 2011 $500 Leslie Pembroke Wounded Warriors Project
PleasureInPain Pleasure in Pain March 25 - April 1, 2011 $1,500 Andrew Gillen Wounded Warriors Project
VolleyballVixen Volleyball Vixen from Planet Horn April 1 - April 8, 2011 $1,255 David Cavanaugh TAPS
HandoffToHorn Handoff to Horn April 8 - April 14, 2011 $1,000 Professor Becket G. Cantley TAPS
UnicornAtCleanup Unicorn at Cleanup April 14 - April 22, 2011 $1,000 Courtney Ernster TAPS
UnicornWithAMop Unicorn With a Mop April 22 - May 6, 2011 $2,500 Jacquie & Malcolm Heath TAPS
UnseemlyCelebration Unseemly Celebration / Unicorn Jones Holding the Head of Usama bin Laden May 6 - May 13, 2011 $2,258 Jim Perko TAPS
SurfinCorn Surfin' Corn May 13 - May 20, 2011 $1,000 Denise Lauringer TAPS
GregsMRI Recreation of Greg's MRI May 20 - May 27, 2011 $800‡‡ Patrick Pecard TAPS
MegRyanAsAUnicorn Portrait of Meg Ryan as a Unicorn May 27 - June 3, 2011 $750 David Crutchfield TAPS
IfCraigTNelsonWereAPony If Craig T. Nelson Were a Pony June 3 - June 10, 2011 $1,000 Daniel Ripitela TAPS
UnicornHealthMagazine New Cover for Unicorn Health Magazine June 10 - June 17, 2011 $777.77 Andrew Everswick TAPS
CraigTNelsonThinking Craig T. Nelson Thinking About a Unicorn June 17 - June 24, 2011 $300 Peter Finnerty TAPS
WorldsHippestUnicorn The World's Hippest Unicorn June 24 - July 1, 2011 $1,000 Lynn & Susan Kitchen TAPS
Frankencorn Frankencorn July 7 - July 18, 2011 $700 Andrew Wimsatt TAPS
GregsMRI Recreation of Greg's MRI (Re-auction) March 23 - March 28, 2012 $5,000 Ray Dankle Breitbart Children's Trust
BreitbartIllustration Illustration of Andrew Breitbart
by Bosh Fawstin
April 2 - April 9, 2012 $5,000 Ray Dankle Breitbart Children's Trust
BreitbartPainting 16x20 black & white painting
by Jocelyn Martin-Moree
April 11 - April 18, 2012 $3,000 Kendra Mangian Breitbart Children's Trust

‡ Winning bidder Mark Centani's son added an additional $500 for a total of $5,500.

‡‡ Winning bidder Patrick Pecard offered $800 plus an additional $20 for every push-up Bill Schulz executed. The video footage of this was edited to show Bill completing 10,000 push-ups, for a total of $200,800. Pecard did not send in any money, so the piece was put up for auction again the following March.