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Lauren Beukes

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If you go down to the woods today… (Please RT)

…you’ll find that there’s less than 12 hours to go on the Zoo City Bares charity auction.


See all the Bares over at Brainwavez (with gorgeous macro-detail shots and easy links to individual bids).

Or get bidding straight away by heading over to and searching on “Zoo City Bares”. I’m expecting lots of last-minute action and while Borne Bare and Bi-Polar Bare are already over R2000, the others are still ridiculously affordable for one-of-a-kind artworks by shit-hot South African designers.

Don’t forget it’s for a good cause – all proceeds of the auction to The Suitcase Project and paying for school fees for refugee kids living in inner city Joburg.

Joey Hi-Fi

UPDATE: Zoo City cover-artist/Muti Monster Bare creator, Joey Hi-Fi has just let me know that he’s throwing in a series of his alter-ego postcards for whoever wins the Muti Monster bid.

They’re cool finder’s keepsakes – he’s been depositing them around Cape Town in random locations and I’m told that they may or may not represent the artist in various incarnations, although my favourite is the zombie Joey.

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Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    August 10th, 2010 @14:06 #

    Hey, everyone, Media Tribunal here. Please black-koki this post and ignore it. I am in the lead to get two artworks dirt cheap and I don't want anyone outbidding me. Plus, those kids can just go and teach themselves.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    August 10th, 2010 @16:10 #

    But Louis, you didn't even offer a bribe.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    August 10th, 2010 @20:16 #

    The Media Tribunal does not offer bribes, Helen. But we gladly accept them.

    Meantime some damn lefty has outbid me. Do I spend the budget on Johnny Blue, rugby tickets, a holiday to Phuket or upping my bid?


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