Grimes Sells Her Artwork on eBay in Support of Environmental Advocacy


Did you know Grimes is a visual artist? Neither did we, but the indie-pop musician is selling an original drawing and a limited edition poster on eBay to support the National Observer, a forthcoming publication that will raise awareness about environmental issues.

The National Observer is an offshoot of the Vancouver Observer, a Kickstarter-funded Canadian news website with an emphasis on left-wing political causes, especially energy policy and climate change. The National Observer hopes to continue this dialogue on a larger scale.

Grimes announced the project on her Tumblr, writing: “The main reason I love the Observer is for their dedication to Canada’s environmental issues. How the Canadian gov has been silencing nonprofits 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.”

A pen and ink drawing by Grimes.  Photo: via eBay.

A pen and ink drawing by Grimes.
Photo: via eBay.

With two days left on the auctions, Grimes’s pen-and-ink drawing has a high bid of just under $2,000, while the limited edition poster (there are six in the edition), is up to $1,075.

Grimes joins a long legacy of musicians-turned-artists (to varying degrees of success), including:

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