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Bono is among the celebrities contributing an artwork

Bono is among the celebrities contributing an artwork

One of the mystery pieces to be auctioned for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

One of the mystery pieces to be auctioned for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

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Bono is among the celebrities contributing an artwork

Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa are the latest to donate their original art to Jack & Jill Children's Foundation's INCOGNITO public art initiative.

The annual initiative, heading into its fourth year, sells postcard-sized artwork made by acclaimed artists and public figures to raise money for home nursing care for children with life-limiting conditions.

The foundation sells the artwork for €50 on a first-come-first-served basis, but the initiative keeps the creator of the work anonymous until someone buys it.

"This year's INCOGNITO is shaping up to be the best yet, with a chance for art lovers to get their hands on original pieces of work by new and internationally acclaimed artists, illustrators and designers valued way above and beyond the sale price of €50," the Jack & Jill organisation said.

Springsteen is joining U2's Bono, Irish fashion designer Paul Costelloe and about 1,600 other artists contributing about 2,600 pieces of art to this year's event.

The initiative was a major success last year, when it raised more than €120,000 for the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation.

"Every €16 raised funds one hour of specialist home nursing care for over 340 children under Jack & Jill's wing today," the foundation said in a statement.

Irish Independent