Keller Art Glass

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitar Auction

Posted on: June 4, 2010

It was enlivening to see the two guitars that I designed be auctioned off by  Southeby’s at the Rock Hall for charity.   Especially since they fetched a coool couple thousand dollars to the Rock Hall, Cleveland Film Commission, and the  Cleveland Music School Settlement, where my wife used to teach in the summers when the kids were little.   A gratifying way to give back to the community ( and enjoy the process of doing art for the event ).

The guitars were given by the Gibson Co. – Stratocasters –  to be decorated by artists in the city.  I was fortunate to have two of the first 25 accepted in the competition, and loved seeing what everyone else manisfested on their guitar footprints.   Everything from graphics in paint, to vinyl, to feathers!

There were Cleveland collectors, and a few New Yorkers via the phone lines, with their hired bidders keeping the prices escalating for the particularly sought-after models.   What a great way to start a collection of one-of-a-kind guitars for a great cause, and not too steep of a price, seeing as the guitars were supposed to be sold in stores for $1600, and many of the guitars did not even make that price after the bidding stopped.  I was thinking – for a mere 10 grand, someone could make quite a conversation wall out of these babies.  And even take one off the wall, and strum a few chords, if you’re so inclined!


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Keller Art Glass is a decorative art glass studio, creating one-of-a-kind works of art in glass, metals, and other materials, since 1973. Our work incorporates both residential, commercial, and liturgical projects.

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2151 Murray Hill Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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