TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Sixteen artists, including Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Gus Van Sant, Shepard Fairey and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Wood), have transformed a series of Carparelli guitars into unique works of art to benefit the charity, War Child. The guitars will be auctioned on November 9 at 7pm, at Bonhams New York at the preview of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction.
Matthew Bellamy, Dave Stewart, Slater Bradley, Sterling Ruby, Pearl Thompson, Robby Krieger, Zevs, AIKO, Ginger Gilmour, Steve McNiven and Michael Adamson have also contributed guitars.
"We are humbled by the support of these remarkable artists and are dazzled by the creativity they have brought to this project," said War Child Canada Founder, Dr. Samantha Nutt.
Michael Stipe said, "No person, and certainly no child, should have to endure what many of these children have lived through, and in some cases, still live in. I am honored to be able to make a small contribution towards helping them."
All proceeds will support War Child's work with children in war zones.
For more information and to preview the guitars visit www.warchild.ca/guitars
About War Child:
War Child is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. www.warchild.ca
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. www.bonhams.com
Image with caption: "Iggy Pop's "Soulman" (CNW Group/War Child Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141006_C2792_PHOTO_EN_6376.jpg
SOURCE: War Child Canada
For further information: PRESS CONTACTS: War Child: Fiona Hack, T: 416.971.7474 x350, E: [email protected], C: 416.994.4426; Bonhams: Vyoma Venkataraman, T: 917.206.1692, E: [email protected] or [email protected]