Damien Hirst's Funky Painted Guitars Help Increase Cancer Awareness

By: Amanda Greer - Published: • References: damienhirst and ifitshipitshere.blogspot
Celebrity artist Damien Hirst has created a unique way to simultaneously increase cancer awareness and musical interests with his funky painted guitars. Created for Cancer Research UK, Hirst's guitars vary from punk-inspired paint splatters to polka dots.

Each guitar is signed by both Damien Hirst and Flea, the iconic bassist best known for his work with Red Hot Chili Peppers. With the proceeds going directly to an extremely worthwhile charity, these guitars make the perfect gifts for rock music fans everywhere.

For girly rock stars with a penchant for wildlife, Hirst has created a butterfly guitar featuring dozens of beautifully detailed butterflies on both the guitar's front and back. Those looking for a more psychedelic design might prefer the black and white splattered guitar that creates almost an optical illusion effect.

With these fun and colorful instruments Damian Hirst has once again proven that art can be used not just for aesthetic value but also for social good.