Radiohead and Phoebe Bridgers are between a line-up of artists that have intended a collection of one-off Brompton Bikes, auctioned to elevate funds for dwell music crews afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
100 per cent of proceeds from the sale advantage Crew Country, the intercontinental COVID reduction fund established by Reside Country, to assistance employees whose livelihood largely disappeared because of to the virus, resulting in a sharp rise in melancholy and stress and anxiety in the course of the marketplace. In total, the bikes elevated far more than $142,000 (or just more than £100,000) for the charity, as properly as $7,000 for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
Radiohead and Bridgers’ bikes both equally borrow visuals from their respective documents. The very first is lined in an In Rainbows print bearing the band’s emblem, though the latter features skeleton and ghost decals, in reference to Bridgers’ 2020 album, Punisher.
Other bikes for the auction were being created by Foo Fighters, Underworld founder and T2 Trainspotting composer Rick Smith, Khruangbin, Enrique Iglesias, Rise Against, Nathan East, Dinosaur Jr., Oh Speculate, Neko Scenario, and Liquid crystal display Soundsystem (who also contributed an electrical guitar).
In the close, Radiohead’s custom made bicycle attracted the maximum bid, coming in at $24,000, which can make it the most high priced Brompton at any time offered.
“We are blown absent and very appreciative of all the awesome artists who made bikes and confirmed their guidance for Crew Country, and to our close friends at Brompton who designed it all feasible,” suggests Nurit Smith, government director of the Audio Ahead Foundation. “This collaboration and the dollars elevated is definitely valued as we continue on to lend our guidance to the crew users around the earth who however have to have our support.”
Take a glance at all of the artist’s bicycle models via the auction listings below.