Damien Hirst Produces New Works for Joe Strummer
Iconic British artist Damien Hirst has unveiled two new pieces of art he’s produced to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s death.
The pair of modified guitars will be publically raffled to support the Strummerville charity, a new music foundation which was set up in The Clash singer’s memory by his friends and family following his untimely death.
Both guitars, a Fender Telecaster electric and an Eastwood acoustic, feature Hirst’s celebrated dot painting and spin-painting techniques.
Tickets for the charity raffle are available online at www.strummeroflove.com/raffle, priced £20 each or in person at the Strummer Of Love festival for half that price. The winning tickets will be drawn live on stage at the festival by former Clash guitarist Mick Jones on Sunday, August 19.
In the run up to Strummer Of Love, which takes place over the weekend August 17-19 at Blackdown Hills, Somerset, the guitars will go on display at London’s Other Criteria gallery on New Bond Street.
“I love Strummerville and have supported it since it started ten years ago as it gives kids and adults the opportunity and platform to create and record music for a wider audience,” says Hirst. “I hope that by donating these two guitars much needed funds can be raised to help carry on supporting the brilliant work they do.”
For more info on Strummer of Love, and to buy tickets to the festival - which features sets from Basement Jaxx, Badly Drawn Boy, Seasick Steve and Frank Turner - visit www.strummeroflove.com.
To see the varied projects Strummerville has supported visit www.strummerville.com.