Gibson Brings First of Its Kind Art Exhibition to Dubai

Local artists commissioned to develop unique guitar artworks for charity
ByJack Hardwick Monday , 15 September 2014
Gibson Brings First of Its Kind Art Exhibition to Dubai
Hard Rock Cafe Dubai is set to host Gibson artwork

Gibson, the world's most renowned guitar brand, is celebrating its 120th anniversary with two extraordinary art-based exhibitions debuting in the Middle East this September.

The music giant has commissioned 18 UAE-based artists to create custom guitar artworks, to commemorate the International Day of Peace, observed worldwide on 21 September, and raise money for charity.

The Gibson Art Guitars will be unveiled on 20 September at the Hard Rock Café Dubai, before being displayed at The Dubai Mall for two weeks.
The customizations will be applied to Gibson's 2014 Model Year guitars, which all include a distinctive, exclusive 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.

The unveiling of the Gibson Art Guitars on 20 September will be accompanied by a two-day special showcase of "Gibson Through the Lens," a globally touring photographic exhibition, featuringing Gibson's history and associated artists.

The exhibition includes sixty fine art prints from world-renowned music photographers, such as Baron Wolman, Mick Rock, Ross Halfin and the late Jim Marshall, featuring the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley and Sir Paul McCartney.

Art and music lovers are sure to be indulged in a visual treat whilst enjoying a great burger at the Café.

Info: Free entry, 20 September, Hard Rock Café Dubai Festival City, 04 232 8900, sales@hardrockdubai.ae