The 2012 Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip art exhibition has completed its year-long run and the 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars will now be auctioned off for charity beginning Friday, February 22 at 8P.M. All proceeds from this auction will benefit the Los Angeles Fund For Public Education's “Arts Matter” campaign, which supports art and music education in L.A. public schools. Press is invited to attend a private media preview reception with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf--celebrating their 50th anniversary--graciously providing pastries and coffee.
The 2012 collection features 18 art guitars created by internationally acclaimed and local artists, including Shepard Fairey,John Kosh and RISK and celebrates musicians and artists who have influenced The Sunset Strip, including The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Nicks, British Rock Invasion and Van Halen, among others. The 2012 collection features guitars that have been signed by influential musicians, including Stephen Stills, Peter Asher, Donovan, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, Zakk Wylde, and members of bands Dead Sara, Black Label Society and Bad Religion.
The Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip project originally launched in 2010 with a range of guitars that celebrate musicians and personalities who have influenced the boulevard. These guitars were auctioned in 2011 for charity with 100% of the proceeds benefitting local charities Los Angeles Youth Network, West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Commission and West Hollywood Library.
Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is supported by the Sunset Strip Business Association, Hornburg Land Rover on The Sunset Strip,City of West Hollywood and Visit West Hollywood. GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is administered by the Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic division of Gibson Guitar.
To view the online catalog, please visit www.bonhams.com/guitars.