Following pop-up exhibitions in London, New York and Paris, IDLES announce today their plans to auction off all the artwork to raise money for Samaritans. The band’s latest single, of the same name and inspired by the charity, has also been A-listed this week at 6 Music.
The auction will be live from 09:00 GMT on Friday 7th Dec.
The band will be staggering end times of auctions every 15 minutes from 18:00 GMT on Sunday 9th Dec.
People will be able to bid on the following work:
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‘Colossus’ by Nigel Talbot
‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’ by Robin Stewart
‘I’m Scum’ by Joe Talbot
‘Danny Nedelko’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Love Song’ by Elizabeth Cater
‘June’ by Elizabeth Cater and Joe Talbot
‘Samaritans’ by Joe Talbot
‘Television’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Great’ by Ed Barrett
‘Gram Rock’ by Orlando Weeks
‘Cry to Me’ by Huw Good
‘Rottweiler’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘AAlcohol’ by Joe Talbot
‘I Dream Guillotine’ by Chris Nicholls
‘Mercedes Marxist’ by Russel Oliver
Idles Centrefold by Tom Ham
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For further information, photos of artwork and to bid in the auction:
“We are really delighted and grateful that IDLES are auctioning this fantastic artwork, inspired by the Samaritans track, to support the service our volunteers provide for people. Hopefully it will rais,e awareness of what Samaritans does, and encourage people to look after their own well-being and that of their friends and family, as well as helping Samaritans to be there for people when they need it.”
Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland
Further information about Samaritans:
Samaritans has more than 20,000 volunteers in the UK and Ireland who can be contacted any time, free from any phone, on 116 123. They also provide support via email firstname.lastname@example.org or face to face support at their 201 branches. Samaritans volunteers respond to more than 5 million calls for help a year.