Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ron English's Slash Guitar arrives on The Sunset Strip...

In August L.A.'s Sunset Strip was transformed into GuitarTown when it was invaded by twenty-six ten-foot-tall Gibson guitars, all individually decorated in colourful and creative ways.

Slash guitar sculpture by Ron English
Slash Guitar Ron English
The latest in West Hollywood's public art initiatives, these giant sculptures were intended to be moved up and down the Strip.
Ron English Slash GuitarTown
I've already showcased twenty-three GuitarTown sculptures, but this week I found the twenty-fourth creation in the form of artist Ron English's 'Slash' guitar, which replaces Margaret Garcia's 'Post Cheech & Chong' guitar at the Holloway Drive bus shelter along Sunset Boulevard.
Slash Guitar sculpture Ron English
The 'Slash' guitar is inspired by former lead guitarist of hard rock band Guns N' Roses and Ron English also created the artwork for his debut solo album released in April 2010.
Ron English Slash Guitar back
In addition to this artistic tribute, Slash even appeared earlier this year in his own Dodgertown billboard for the L.A. Dodgers baseball team.
Slash Dodgertown billboard
If you like this Gibson sculpture you'll probably also love the guitar homage to rock legends Kiss.
Ron English Slash Guitar head
Ron English Slash Guitar sculpture
This colourful guitar is certainly one of the more eye-catching sculptures with its dramatic skull design.
Ron English Slash GuitarTown sculpture
Ron English Slash Guitar Sunset Strip
Only two more guitars left to discover...

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