Renowned artist Damien Hirst has announced the unveiling of two brand new pieces of art. The examples have been produced to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s death, and support the charity Strummerville through a public raffle.
As a mark of respect for the legacy The Clash left behind, Hirst has painted and modified a Fender Telecaster electric and an Eastwood acoustic guitar.
Echoing themes from his previous work, the electric guitar is adorned with the artist’s renowned dot forms in acrylic paint, whilst the unique acoustic piece employs a spin-painting technique using household gloss to achieve the end result.
Both pieces will be entered into an online public raffle with all proceeds going towards Strummerville: The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation, which was set up in the singer’s memory by his friends and family following his untimely death.
Tickets are priced at £20 and can be purchased at: www.strummeroflove.com/raffle Tickets will also be available at £10 for punters at Strummer Of Love festival this summer, August 17-19.
The winning tickets will be drawn live on stage at the festival by former Clash guitarist Mick Jones on Sunday August 19.
The guitars will go on display to the general public in London at Other Criteria gallery on New Bond Street in the run up to the festival.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.strummeroflove.com
To see the varied projects Strummerville has supported please visit: www.strummerville.com