Editors, Florence, PJ Harvey And La Roux Join Haiti Celebrity Auction

January 25, 2010 by  

Following the news that Glastonbury?s Emily Eavis and Oxfam have brought together some of the biggest names in music and art for a charity auction in response to the Haitian earthquake, several more stars from the music and art world have donated items to the auction.

Editors, Florence & The Machine, PJ Harvey, La Roux and Status Quo are the latest musicians to donate memorabilia and instruments to Oxfam?s emergency response in Haiti, which has raised nearly ?35,000 in just its first two days.

Artists including Damien Hirst and Rolf Harris and portrait photographer Rankin have also joined some of the biggest names in music for the special auction to raise funds for Oxfam?s emergency response in Haiti.

Rolf Harris, who has contributed a recent painting to the auction, said:

?It?s heartbreaking. Millions of people have had their lives devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. I am grateful that I can help in this way. Every single bid has the potential to help change thousands of lives, so get into bidding mode, log on, and get onto eBay now.?

Rolf’s oil painting, ‘Pines on the Hill’, was created just a few weeks ago using a palette knife.

Other new items in the auction include:

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller: ‘Bless The Acid’ letter press print is 14x20inches, signed and dedicated to the winner.

Exclusive Congo print from Rankin.

Dido’s dress from the Life For Rent album sleeve.

Brian Ferry: Exclusive, never seen before Roxy Music artwork. The print is an outtake from the Roxy Music album ‘Avalon’.

Florence and the Machine: Limited edition signed print based on the ‘You’ve Got the Love’ video.

Signed shirts and waistcoat, as worn on stage by Status Quo.

A dress and shoes worn on the ?Uh Huh Her? tour and in publicity by PJ Harvey. This is the first ever PJ Harvey outfit to be officially auctioned.

La Roux: Two Sylvie Markovina necklaces, signed on the back by Elly.

Shirley Bassey: signed pair of shoes.

The red Gibson guitar from the ‘Valerie’ video by Mark Ronson.

Editors’ Yamaha drum machine used for top ten single ‘Munich’, signed by the band.

Chemical Brothers artist Kate Gibb has donated a hand-rendered silkscreen print of the album artwork for Brotherhood.

The auction runs on eBay until Tuesday 2 February. All proceeds from the auction will go to Oxfam?s humanitarian response in Haiti. More items will be added to the auction over the coming week.

The full auction can be seen at www.oxfam.org.uk/haitiauction


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