Last week Nick cave was heralded for his stunning contribution to the bushfire relief fund. This week he has made another contribution as a copy of his signed book and one of his signature suits sold at auction for $10,000.
A signed copy of Nick Cave‘s book, The Sick Bag Song alongside one of his expertly made suits were put up for auction with children’s author Andy Griffiths purchasing the lot.
The online auction was in aid of the devastating bushfires which have swept Australia the past few weeks. While last week Cave and longtime collaborator Warren Ellis contributed $500,000 to the cause, Cave added some more cash to the fund this week with the auction.
The Twitter auction was set up by Australian authors to support the Victorian Country Fire Authority with Cave’s donation submitted through novelist Kirsten Krauth.
Thanks, Kirsten! I’ve always admired and been inspired by the art & humour of Nick Cave and his—and Warren Ellis’ 500K donation to fire relief only increases my regard. I love the book & the skeleton in my studio has no clothes — the suit will definitely suit its style.— Andy Griffiths (@AndyGbooks) January 11, 2020
The lucky winner of The Sick Bag Song, Griffiths, also auctioned off some of his books during the #AuthorsForFireys auction. He put up a signed set of his Treehouse children’s books which was sold at $1,050.
Thank you to everybody who bid for the signed set of treehouse books—so grateful to you all. Congratulations to Julian Smith @wubies who placed the winning bid of $1050 with two minutes to spare!— Andy Griffiths (@AndyGbooks) January 11, 2020