Putting her Met Gala 2021 accessories up for charity, Grimes among artists stepping to help Ukraine

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      Grimes is one of 50 artists who’ve stepped up to offer items for an upcoming Resistance For Ukraine benefit auction for BIPOC families.

      The Vancouver-raised musician born Claire Boucher has donated clothes and accessories from her appearance at the 2021 Met Gala. Those include “romantic elf jewelry” ear cuffs (yes, you read that right) and a CHRISHABANA x Dune Harkonnen mask (the starting bid for the “unique work” being .US$1,200).

      In an Instagram post, Grimes said she’s helping raising money for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) families in Ukraine because they’re having troubles when trying to cross the borders of neighbouring countries. Millions have fled the country since Russia invaded it earlier this spring.

      Other items in the auction include art by the likes street-art renegade Shepard Fairey, books by culture journalist Jessica Hundley, and a Sonic Youth Washing Machine skateboard signed by the band’s ever-cool bassist Kim Gordon,

      Each piece in the auction, which will be on Artsy until noon May 26, will offer a unique interpretation of the theme “resistance”.
      Proceeds go to Diaspora Relief and Razom, with funds to be earmarked for food, shelter, and evacuation support to those in need.

      To make a bid, go here.