The UK’s homelessness charity Crisis, of which David Gilmour was made a vice president back in 2003, is auctioning off a pair of signed Pink Floyd giant eyeballs, one of only ten pairs, as used on the cover of the recent “PULSE” DVD. This is to help raise much needed funds for the homeless this Christmas.
The eyeballs, approximately six feet high, have been signed by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, along with designer Storm Thorgerson. They were autographed at the July press launch in London of the PULSE double DVD. The auction will be run between December 14th – 20th, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Crisis and Pink Floyd hope that the auction might generate a significant level of interest in these sought after items of rare memorabilia, especially around the Christmas period when Floyd fans might be looking for that perfect present, if not for others, for themselves!Interested parties can view the eyeballs by simply going to this link at eBay.co.uk, or by navigating to Music > Music memorabilia > Artists/groups > Pink Floyd, or by searching on “PINK FLOYD EYEBALLS”!
The eBay auction coincides with the UK television transmission of the DSOTM segment of PULSE (as we’ve mentioned before). This airs at 11:35pm on Friday night (December 15th) on BBC1, and follows straight on from the Jonathan Ross show.
By the way, to mark the festive period, Crisis are selling special Christmas Puddings to raise funds – visit www.crisispud.com to order one. They are luxury Harrods puds, so should be yummy, and if your bank balance doesn’t stretch to bidding for the eyeballs, you could always get a couple of these, and put one on top of the other, instead!
Crisis is the UK’s national charity for solitary homeless people and works year-round across the UK helping people fulfil their potential and transform their lives. Crisis helps rebuild the lives of homeless people by helping those trapped in the cycle of homelessness and raising awareness of their plight. The charity estimates that there are around 380,000 hidden homeless people in Britain, living in hostels, temporary bed and breakfast accommodation, squats or sleeping on the floors of friends and family.
Our thanks to Crisis for their help, and we wish them all the best in the sale of this very desirable Floyd collectable!
UPDATE: The eyeballs sold for an impressive 16,500, and attracted 46 bids in total.