The Sunset Strip and Gibson Guitar Announce GuitarTown in West Hollywood
The Sunset Strip and Gibson Guitar Announce GuitarTown in West Hollywood Featuring Visual Artist James Rutnam
This past August, THE SUNSET STRIP and Gibson Guitar launched GuitarTown, a public art project that features 26 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars strategically placed on the legendary Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
The oversized Gibson guitar sculptures were created by locally and nationally acclaimed visual artists and placed along the 1.6-mile Sunset Strip in front of the boulevard’s landmarks and businesses, including the Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy Theatre and Sunset Marquis. Each guitar sculpture celebrates a musician, personality or artist unique to The Sunset Strip’s history and Gibson Guitar.
The project unites The Sunset Strip’s art, music and business communities and will later raise funds for numerous charitable organizations. The Sunset Strip GuitarTown opened in mid-August, prior to the third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (August 26-28). The Sunset Strip GuitarTown is supported by the City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau.
” I chose to do my guitar as a tribute to KISS because as a fan of rock and roll, I felt their image and style were well suited to represent rock in a big way.”
– James Rutnam, Visual Artist, “Dressed To Kill”
The KISS guitar – which was designed by Los Angeles website designer James Rutnam is in good company with other custom-designed Gibson guitars inspired by the music of Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Motley Crue, The Runaways, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton and more.
More Great Photos and Links.
More photos of the guitar and press conference at The Rainbow on my facebook here.
KISS Guitar Location:
The East Gateway to The Sunset Strip, in front of the Chateau Marmont Hotel
8221 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90046
The Guitar on
Read more here: James Rutnam KISS Guitar