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Artists customise Fender Stratocasters for The Big Issue

By | Published on Monday 19 October 2020

Goldie Splattocaster for The Big Issue

The Big Issue has announced an auction of Fender Stratocaster guitars customised by 21 artists, including Goldie, Jamie Reid, Joana Vasconcelos, Joe Rush and Lauren Baker.

“We are delighted to be working with Creative Giants and The Auction Collective on this hugely exciting event”, says Big Issue MD Russell Blackman. “The Big Art Auction comes off the back of an idea originally sparked from a kind donation from the legendary guitar manufacturer Fender and the timing couldn’t be better”.

“With footfall down in previously busy high streets across the UK, it’s very tough out there at the moment for Big Issue sellers”, he continues. “The Big Art Auction, with these truly one-off works of art, will raise urgently-needed funds to ensure we can continue to support our sellers, both now and in the future”.

The auction will be livestreamed on 4 Nov, with registrations to bid open until the day before. Find out more and see the guitars here.

You can watch a video introduction to the auction here: