Yesterday GuitarTown officially kicked off along The Sunset Strip and the infamous stretch of Sunset Boulevard was invaded by twenty-six ten-foot-tall Gibson guitar sculptures all decorated in their own unique way.
The Glory Days guitar sculpture by Kraig Blue
On Wednesday I showcased just a selection of the giant guitars, but here are a smattering more, plus some more information like locations, titles and artists to get you all up-to-speed on the latest West Hollywood public art installation.
All these eclectic sculptures are inspired by Rock 'n' Roll and musical legends, the performers, characters and venues that all form part of The Strip's rich tapestry.
This colourful guitar is entitled 'The Glory Days', by Kraig Blue, and can be found beside the Holloway Drive bus shelter on Sunset Boulevard.
Path of Most Resistance guitar sculpture by Opus 13
The next two sculptures stood sentry at the West Gateway facing West Hollywood, marking the start of the art display along The Sunset Strip.
The first decorated Gibson guitar is called 'Path of Most Resistance' by artist Opus 13.
Dr. Feelgood guitar sculpture by Timothy Terou Watters
The other 10-foot-tall guitar that can be seen when you're traveling in from Beverly Hills is named 'Dr. Feelgood' by Timothy Terou Watters, inspired by the Motley Crue.
Candy Stripe/Katy Perry guitar sculpture by Erin Lareau
Further along the road you'll find this glittering masterpiece by Emmy Award-Winning costume designer and artist, Erin Lareau, who custom-makes, outfits, microphones and set pieces for a wide variety of celebrity clients and the music industry.
Entitled 'Candy Stripe/Katy Perry', this oversized Les Paul guitar replica, is encrusted with Swarovksi crystals and can currently be found outside the 9200 Building on Sunset Boulevard.
Mickey's Garden guitar sculpture by Mark Mahoney
Outside The Key Club you'll find this 'Mickey's Garden' guitar by the Shamrock Social Club tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney.
Star Chords guitar sculpture by Jodi Bonassi
Displayed outside The Sunset Strip's infamous Rainbow Bar & Grill you'll find this colourful guitar by Jodi Bonassi, featuring American record producer Lou Adler.
Making Headlines guitar sculpture by Leilani Yosick and Dan Calandro
Across the street from the Rainbow Bar, outside the 9000 Building on Sunset Boulevard, you'll find this guitar piece called 'Making Headlines' by Leilani Yosick and Dan Calandro.
Good Vibrations guitar sculpture by Lauren Evans
Further along The Strip at the start of Sunset Plaza you'll find this Brian Wilson inspired guitar called 'Good Vibrations' by Lauren Evans, outside the BLT Steak restaurant.
Good Time Tonite guitar sculpture by Anne Daub
Outside of the H&M retail store on Sunset Boulevard you'll find two more guitars. The first is called 'Good Time Tonite' by Anne Daub and the second is the most visually spectacular of the collection, with probably the strangest name, 'The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo'.
The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo guitar sculpture by John Ottinger
John Ottinger's surreal and creative guitar is certainly an attention grabber and deservedly so.
Jimi Rocks guitar sculpture by Bruce Bermudez
You'll find this vibrant Jimi Hendrix inspired guitar, entitled 'Jimi Rocks', adorning the walls of the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. This horizontal artwork by Bruce Bermudez is one of two sculptures currently on show there.
Star Struck guitar sculpture by David 'Rudy' Gardner
The other guitar at the Andaz Hotel is called 'Star Struck' by David 'Rudy' Gardner.
Ad Lib guitar sculpture by Stephanie Pryor
Next up is 'Ad Lib' by Stephanie Pryor which you'll find outside the infamous House of Blues venue.
Mystic Musicians guitar sculpture by Jon Planas
Further along the street, near the dog park along Sunset Boulevard, you'll find the 'Mystic Musicians' by Jon Planas.At The Standard hotel you'll find one of the more intricate pieces of work called 'Summer of Love' by Juliana Martinez.
Summer of Love guitar sculpture by Juliana Martinez
Next is a selection of GuitarTown sculptures I've previously featured on Jason in Hollywood, but with a bit more detail.
#35 (Cruisin - Sunset Strip) guitar sculpture by R. Nelson Parrish
This multi-coloured guitar atop The Roxy is by R. Nelson Parrish and is entitled '#35 (Cruisin - Sunset Strip)'. His fiberglass creation is an investigation of colour, motion and contemporary landscape.
Trigger Happy Jack guitar sculpture by Signature Creative
One of two guitars adorning the infamous venue, Whisky A Go Go, is 'Trigger Happy Jack' by Signature Creative, no doubt an homage to Jack Daniels whisky.
Light My Fire guitar sculpture by Robin Bott
The second guitar at the club is a tribute to The Doors, called 'Light My Fire', by Robin Bott.
Post Cheech & Chong guitar sculpture by Margaret Garcia
This homage to comedy duo, Cheech & Chong, named 'Post Cheech & Chong' was created by Margaret Garcia and can be found beside the Holloway Drive bus shelter along Sunset Boulevard.
Timescape guitar sculpture by Mads Anderson
This guitar sculpture was one of three designs near The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Holloway Drive and Sunset Boulevard, named 'Timescape' is was created by Mads Anderson.
Rosas guitar sculpture by Sonia Lopez-Chavez
This vibrant Runaways teen-girl band inspired guitar, called 'Rosas', is by Sonia Lopez-Chavez.
The Conscious Mind guitar sculpture by Elizabeth Merritt Kong
The third of the trio on display together is the surreal 'The Conscious Mind' by Elizabeth Merritt Kong.
You can see more of these last seven GuitarTown sculptures in more detail in my previous blog entry.
I hope you all enjoy these photos, post a comment and let me know your favourites. I'll keep my eyes open for the missing guitar creations over the coming months as this interesting public art display travels up and down Sunset Strip.