Published Mar 16, 2015As we all wait for Grimes' anticipated new album, the Canadian electro-pop experimenter is releasing some work of a rather different variety: she's auctioning off a piece of original artwork plus a rare print.
The songwriter also known as Claire Boucher is selling an original pen-and-ink drawing on eBay. This piece was previously used as the artwork for her 2014 single "Go." She's also selling a signed print of the artwork for her new single "Entropy" with Bleachers; only six copies of the print were created.
Both auctions will conclude next Saturday (March 18). As of press time, the auction for the signed print is sitting at $620, while the original artwork is surprisingly a little lower at $510. Proceeds will go to the National Observer, a forthcoming publication which is a Canada-wide spinoff of the Vancouver Observer. She already lent her music to the publication's Kickstarter campaign video, which offered Grimes-designed tank-tops as one of its perks for donating.
She explained her support of the National Observer on Tumblr:
The main reason I love the Observer is for their dedication to Canada's environmental issues. How the Canadian gov has been silencing non profits with audits, and basically acting like complete creeps, taking money from oil companies, ignoring the communities who are noticing health issues related to tar sands or fracking, the massive environmental damage from oil spills - all that kinda stuff. The observer has broken a bunch of important stories and won awards for their journalism. If we don't stay aware and actively shut down proposals like keystone XL there could be massive environmental/ Social consequences in and outside Canada.
The governments willingness ignore the people who are often in opposition to these proposals is disturbing.
Check out the auctions here and here.