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Damien Hirst Designs Two Guitars For 'Strummer Of Love' Festival In Somerset, England (PHOTO)

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Recently, British artist Damien Hirst unveiled two new unexpected pieces of art. He painted and modified a Fender Telecaster electric and an Eastwood acoustic guitar, both in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer, the former lead singer of The Clash.

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The guitars are adorned with two of Hirst's signature painting styles: one is decorated in the artist's famous polka dots while the other received his well known spin-paint treatment. Both instruments will be entered into a public raffle with all proceeds going toward Strummerville: The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation, which was set up in the Clash co-founder's name by his friends and family after his death in 2002 in order to help support unsigned bands and assist youth outreach projects across the UK and beyond.

The winning tickets will be drawn at this year's Stummer of Love Festival by former bandmate Mick Jones. In the meantime, the guitars will be on display to the general public at Other Criteria gallery in London.

Strummer of Love 2012 will be held on August 17th-19th, and will include performances by The Pogues, Badly Drawn Boy, Justice Tonight and more.

How much would you pay for a Hirst guitar, readers?

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