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Back in August 2010, Fosters commissioned a portrait of Tim in beer cans, as part of their inaugural sponsorship of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Tim has asked for his one-off portrait to be auctioned on Ebay on behalf of The National Autistic Society (NAS).

Tim said:
“I requested that the beer-can portrait of my head be donated to the National Autistic Society. It’s a quirky art work which took a lot of effort and hours to create and, depending when and under what circumstances I die, could be of value to a collector. The National Autistic Society is a wonderful charity and I do hope flogging it will make them some cash.”

So, I think what we all have to bear in mind is that if, at-some-point, Tim is the unfortunate victim of a tragic, beer can related accident, the irony alone will probably cause the value of this piece to shoot right up…hmm…worth a bid now?

The piece, measures 1m x 1.5m, and was created from over 3,500 empty Foster’s lager cans and took more than 70 hours to piece together.

You can see this portrait, some shots showing its scale and the detail, bid for it and learn a little more about the work of The National Autistic Society right here.

All proceeds go to this great charity. So if your wall can take it or even if it can’t do, do a bid.

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Jenny on 13th of October 2010

Thank you Tim, once again for supporting the NAS. Means a lot to those of us affected by ASD in some way.

Wendy Woods on 13th of October 2010

Thank you so much for all you do for the NAS as a parent of an autistic child it is really appriciated.

Tracey/rm on 12th of October 2010


Jess on 12th of October 2010

This is fantastic, I work for the NAS and it is such a worthy cause, with such deserving people.
What a wonderful idea :)

sarah jones on 12th of October 2010

my nephew has got aspergers and has the best sense of humour (2 fingers up 2 all those professionals who say that ‘they’ can’t possibly understand humour/sarcasm). It is truly great that tim is involved in this and will hopefully raise awareness of this increasingly common condition. A big,big thank you xx

Joshua Jones on 12th of October 2010

Those who know Tim best will realise just how high the odds actually are of Tim dying in a beer can related incident….bid big people!

Vicki dore on 12th of October 2010

What great news!!! My son is autistic and this charity is very close to my heart and any promotion of this charity is fantastic news. Just hope people will dig deep into their pockets for the wonderful Tim michin portrait. I m sure it will be worth it! On second thoughts don’t bid sure it will be rubbish ( now what is my eBay log in number now???)

Catriona on 12th of October 2010

Im such a big fan and i think Tims charity work is phenomenal. My step daughter is autistic and this is such an important charity and so close 2 my heart. i only wish i had somewhere i could hang the portrait. maybe the ceiling of my bedroom? yeah….perfect :)

Lisa Eccleshare on 12th of October 2010

UR a star Tim 4 once again flaggin this brill charity & bringin Autism in2 the limelite – much appreciated on behalf of all the families affected by this condition x

Lucy Maud on 12th of October 2010

I care for children with autism, fantastic idea Tim :) xxxx

James S on 12th of October 2010

i myself have mild autism, so feel really happy that Mr.Minchin is doing this for the NAS. Go Tim!

Jan coogan on 12th of October 2010

I have 2 autistic sons and the work the NAS do is amazing. Thank you Tim for doing this!!! xxx

Jan on 12th of October 2010

OMS!!! I love Tim so much more for this!!! xxxx

megan on 12th of October 2010

wow tim, this really brings a tear or two to my eye, some people very close to me are autistic, and its wonderful that your doing this :’)

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