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Bid on a one-off piece of art painted by Boy George on the soundboard of one of the most iconic acoustic guitars ever created, the legendary Gibson J45.

This unique artwork was inspired by the song "24 Hour Freak Show," a true masterpiece in its own right.

The artwork was created for NO STRINGS ATTACHED, an artistic project featuring over fifteen famous musicians and performers.

Boy George

Born George O'Dowd in 1961, Boy George rose to fame as the lead singer of the iconic band Culture Club. First appearing on Top of the Pops with Culture Club in 1982, he instantly had people talking. The pop sensations went on to achieve seven UK Top 10 singles, nine Top 10 singles in the USA, and nine Top 20 singles in Australia - including Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.

George remains the most colourful pop star in British History. He’s ever present and relevant (a better word might be ‘sustainable’) in today’s world with sell-out worldwide tours, a new album, numerous TV shows and a global audience who love the British National Treasure and Global Icon that is Boy George. Attracting high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and MTV, the Grammy Award winning singer has created a global presence that transcends age, race, colour, creed, nationality and even religion.

Additional Details:

  • Original artwork by Boy George on the wooden soundboard (faceplate) of a Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar
  • This item is framed alongside a Gibson J-45 scratchplate, signed by Boy George himself.

Note: the item includes the framed soundboard and scratchplate only, not the entire guitar.

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Donated by
Gibson Gives & Retune

Item #P107768

  • In condition as donated.
  • Additional shipping charges may apply.

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