I have started my Christmas shopping and, this year, I am determined to finish my shopping sooner rather than later. Of course, I say that every year. My Christmas giving starts with wish lists. My family exchanges wish lists so that we do not duplicate what people have already. Rhonda and I do the same thing. Let me give a real life example. Everyone in my family knows that I am a big Duran Duran fan. While they know that, they cannot possibly know what I have and what I don’t have so a list help. What is even better for my family is finding a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for the Duran Duran fan. I came across something that fits that description!
Last week, I saw Duran retweet this: “Limited edition artwork signed by @duranduran created from audio of “Hungry Like the Wolf.” Benefitting @WarChildUK…” Of course, I had to look at what this limited artwork was all about! The website states: “Limited edition artwork by Tim Wakefield. Created by digitally manipulating, shaping and coloring sound waves generated in the studio…Signed by collaborating music icons.” In this case, each one is signed by Duran Duran and numbered with a certificate of authenticity. The picture below shows what it looks like:
In Duran Duran’s case, they signed 100 canvases backstage at their Austin, Texas, show. Each piece is 30 by 30 inches and available for $700. The proceeds benefit War Child UK, which an organization with the mission to “PROTECT, EDUCATE AND STAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN WAR.” This art is not the first time Duran has helped out this organization as they played a show for them in January of 2015.
What are my thoughts about this? Obviously, the $700 is out of the price range for a lot of us, but it does look super cool for those who can afford it. I like that it is signed and that it benefits an organization that looks after kids. If you want to buy one for you or the Duranie in your life, you can go here.
That said, I’m sure there are plenty of other cool Duran related gifts out there. What else can you find that is cool? After all, I suspect that Rhonda might be someone who would benefit something Duran related and super cool!