Ever wanted to own a pair of Nick Cave's socks?
The legendary Australian musician has donated the pair to UK venue Trinity Bar to help the long-standing live music venue raise money to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Described as "a pair of Nick's beloved sparkly Gucci stage socks are the centrepiece of this one-of-a-kind multimedia artwork" and lovingly dubbed "The Thingy" by the venue, the socks are now up for auction on eBay and have already raised £1,201.00 (around $2,179 AUD) for the venue.
In the artwork, Cave has described the socks as “worth a fucking fortune”.
"And this is what Nick has created and generously donated - we call it the Thingy as it defies description," reads the post on the venue's auction page.
"To say we were dumbstruck would be an understatement; we’d contacted him in the hopes of getting him to contribute something/anything, but this - excuse the cliché/awful pun - blew our socks off!
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"A truly unique item, and fucking funny as well - receiving a pair of socks from our favourite artist in the mail also ranks amongst the more absurdly hilarious things to have happened to any of us, ever, and we can’t thank Nick enough for this."
Check out the post below and head here to place your bid.
Trinity Bar has also launched a GoFundMe page to help support the venue, click here to make a donation.
Yesterday the Sydney Opera House shared clip from Cave and long-time collaborator Warren Ellis' 2019 performance of Push The Sky Away. Watch it here.