Massive Attack to sell off artwork in support of Ukraine
All money generated goes towards the Disasters Emergency Committee
Bristol’s Massive Attack have made plans to sell off two pieces of artwork made and signed by the band’s lead singer, Robert “3D” Del Naja in support of Ukraine.
All proceeds generated by the sales will go toward the Disasters Emergency Committee’s humanitarian appeal helping those affected by the war.
Both pieces titled ‘War in Ukraine’ will be sold as prints for £150 each, 10 of which are “randomly allocated hand-finished editions”, according to the website.
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The flash sale for both prints has now begun and will continue until March 22. “14-day print sale,” Del Naja posted on Instagram last week. “Due to the overwhelming support, we are launching a second edition. Both prints will be available until 22/3/22.”
Massive Attack have been particularly vocal on the current situation in Ukraine by using their platform to ask people to donate, and aimed comments toward the UK government.
Shortly after Russia’s invasion as thousands fled from Ukraine, Robert Del Naja posted a series of photos on Instagram reading: “Don’t wave flags, waive visas”, tagging the UK’s home secretary Priti Patel who has so far failed to allow refugees into the country.
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Del Naja also continued to post ways to donate to Ukrainian charities ahead of the sale of his print series.
Massive Attack are amongst hundreds of musicians and artists currently coming together to help the crisis in Ukraine. In the UK, multiple events are taking place with all proceeds going toward humanitarian aid.
Each print comes on 70cm x 50cm ‘archival pigment’ fine art paper. Find out more about the sale here, and find more ways to help Ukraine here.
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