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Massive Attack’s 3D selling art prints to aid Ukraine relief effort

An initial release of an exclusive print has raised over £110,000 in a week

By Will Richards

Massive Attack
Massive Attack. (Photo: Press)

Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja is selling a new art print to help fund the humanitarian relief effort in Ukraine.

The musician and artist initially put a first artwork up for sale last week, which has raised over £110,000 for the DEC Ukrainian humanitarian appeal in its first week.

In 2020, at the start of the pandemic, the Massive Attack founder released another print to aid the Bristol Food Union’s ‘Feed The Frontline’ initiative.

That print will be up for sale for another seven days (until March 23) alongside another new print, with all proceeds from both going to the DEC appeal.

Both prints will be available in the form of 10 randomly allocated hand finished editions.

See the new print below, and buy a copy via the Fire-Sale website here. You can also donate directly to the DEC appeal here.

Since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on February 24, the music and entertainment community have organised a host of fundraising events, raffles and more to aid the Ukrainian army, refugees fleeing the country and the humanitarian effort.

One famous face directly aiding the effort is Factory Records co-founder Alan Erasmus, who exclusively told Rolling Stone UK about his trip to the Ukrainian city of Lviv, near the Western border with Poland, after his original plans to head to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv proved unsuccessful.

Erasmus, who previously headed up a humanitarian mission to Liberia during the Ebola epidemic of 2014, now plans to raise educational funds for displaced Ukrainian refugee children in Poland.

“The elementary system in Poland will require extra books, pencils and computers so it’s been set up for them to receive money,” he said.

While on the ground in Lviv, Erasmus also says he has handed out sanitary towels and baby powder. He has been in contact with fundraising organisers for orphanages affected by the war, but says that part of the mission is in its earliest stages.

Musicians including Yungblud and Green Day have also cancelled upcoming shows in Russia. “I’m heartbroken to announce I will be cancelling my Russian shows scheduled for this summer,” Yungblud wrote in a statement.

“Heartbroken because I know the vicious and brutal acts of the Russian regime in Ukraine over the past week do not reflect the attitudes and ideals of the beautiful people who I have met in Russia in the past.”

While Green Day posted to Instagram: “With heavy hearts, in light of current events we feel it is necessary to cancel our upcoming show in Moscow at Spartak Stadium.”