His art literally fetches millions; wonder what this guitar will bring? British painter, sculptor and installation artist Damien Hirst has put his colourful psychedelic “spin” on a Canadian-made Carparelli guitar, which will be auctioned at Christie’s showroom in London, England, on Feb. 17. All proceeds go to War Child, an international organization which supports children affected by war.
The Scarborough Nine guitar, donated by Toronto's Carparelli, will be on display at Christie’s in South Kensington in London. Hirst painted the guitar using his celebrated “spin painting” technique created on a spinning circular surface.
“The spin painted guitar is a stunning piece of art and [the money from its sale] will do immeasurable good for the children and families that War Child supports in some of the most devastated regions of the world,” Toronto's Barbara Harmer, War Child’s music and special initiatives director in North America, said in a press statement.
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