Gibson Guitartown London, a charity-inspired campaign bringing the power of music together with art to raise money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Prince’s Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust, has announced that all 62 unique, hand-painted and signed guitars showcased at the summer public art exhibition are now available to bid online exclusively at eBay. All money raised from the sale of the 62 featured guitars at the live auction will be split equally among the three designated charities.
From June 2007 to September 2007, 30 10-foot, hand-painted, free-standing Gibson Les Paul replica guitars were on public display around More London on London’s South Bank by City Hall, SE1. An additional 30 hand-painted and signed regular sized Gibson SG guitars were publicly displayed around The O2 Arena in Greenwich. All the associated visual artists, including Sir Peter Blake, Andrew Logan, Peter Saville and the caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, collaborated with many of Britain’s best known and respected musicians exclusively for the Gibson Guitartown London charity campaign.
Each 10-foot Gibson Les Paul replica guitar has been personally signed by rock & roll legends such as Sir Paul McCartney, Brian May, Robert Plant, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, KT Tunstall, Bruce Dickinson, New Order, Dirty Pretty Things, Hard-Fi, Kasabian, Magic Numbers, James Blunt, Katie Melua, Mark Knopfler, Roxy Music and The Stereophonics.
Each Gibson SG guitar has been personally signed by musicians such as Ronnie Wood, Slash, Paul Rodgers, Roger Waters, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lemmy, Depeche Mode, The View, The Fratellis, Lost Prophets, Kaiser Chiefs and Mark Ronson.
All 62 Gibson guitars will be sold at the charity auction event to be held in IndigO2 at The O2 on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. The auction, hosted by Julien’s Auctions in association with Sotheby’s, will also be streamed online via the Auction Networks website and live eBay bidding.
To bid online and for more information on Gibson Guitartown London, go to www.londonguitartown.com.
To order the auction catalogue, go to www.juliensauctions.com/londonguitartown.