Shawn Barber, Painted Electric Guitar
Shawn Barber, Painted Dean ML Electric Guitar, oil on Wood. This is the "Fucking Hostile" Guitar. Featuring a deep red wash behind a well-defined skeletal torso and skull this guitar screams Pantera. San Francisco based artist Shawn Barber is blowing up. His paintings reside in the collections of Rolling Stone founder Jane Wenner, Van Morrison and Christian Slater. His first published art book "Tattooed Portraits" was released in 2006. Lectures / Visiting Artist 2006 Lecturer & Painting Demo, Conceptart.org Workshop, San Francisco, CA 2006 Guest Speaker / Presentation, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 2006 Lecturer & Painting Demo, Conceptart.org Workshop, Montreal, Canada 2005 Lecturer & Painting Demo, Conceptart.org Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic 2005 Lecturer & Painting Demo, Conceptart.org Workshop, San Francisco, CA 2004 Guest Critic & Painting Demo, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI 2002 Panelist & Painting Demo, RIT, Rochester, NY 2002 Lecturer & Painting Demo, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY Awards 2004 RSVP Portraits, Finalist 2004 Communication Arts Annual 2004 American Illustration 23, Merit Award 2002 Society of Illustrators 45th, Merit Award, NYC 2002 The Artist's Magazine, Portrait Finalist 2002 American Illustration 21, Merit Award Partial Client List ` Atlantic Records, The New Yorker, The Grammy Awards, Rolling Stone, Converse, Scholastic Books, GQ, MTV Networks, The Source, Maxim, Elektra Records, XXL, UCLA, Woodward West / Woodward East, Target, Hoffman Bikes, Rock Star Games, T.E.D. Conference, Utne Reader, The Progressive, Boys Life, Baltimore Jewish Times, Saks Fifth Ave, The Washington Post, The Recording Academy, American Airlines, The American Prospect, Chicago Herald Tribune, Golf Digest, The Alternative Press, TV Guide, L.A. Weekly, Psychology Today, Vancouver magazine, The New Republic, The Village Voice, Dallas Observer, Health South, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Sarasota Film Festival, Complex Media, Legal Affairs magazine, Out magazine Publications / Articles / Reviews - Internation Tattoo Magazine, 12 page article, December 2006 Garage Magazine, December 2006 Prick Magazine, August 2006 Illustration Now, Taschen Books, August 2005 100 Best Web Portfolios, Taschen Books, August 2005 Juxtapoz magazine, April 2005 SF Weekly, February 2005 The Big Book of Illustration Ideas, Harper Collins, 2004 Cool'eh magazine, July 2004 The Artist's magazine, September 2003 Juxtapoz magazine, May/June 2003 Step-by-Step Graphics, May 2001 This is a one-of-a-kind full playable and displayable Instrument of Art. Complete with electronics, pick-ups, strings and hardware installed at Dean USA. It is hand-painted or otherwise decorated by the artist who’s name is associated with the guitar. Proceeds from the auction of this guitar go to support LITTLE KIDS ROCK, one of the most exciting music education programs available to public schools in America. This guitar is one of over sixty pieces created for Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute. Curated by Curse Mackey.