Dienstag, 24. Mai 2011

Guitar Built From Decommissioned AK-47

César López, a sculptor of Columbian extraction, has achieved both artistic and political successes adapting guns into guitars--then playing them on the streets of Bogota. The instruments are called escopetarras, a portmanteau of the Spanish escopeta meaning "rifle" and guitarra meaning, well, guitar.

And in the context of a drug and money fueled war raging in South America's cocaine Mecca for over two decades now, for López the escopetarra is a statement about the current climate of his native country.
López does not sell his creations nor does he expect money from patrons of his music. Rather he hopes listeners take away from his work that, in his own words, "in the end the gun dies and the guitar is born.


Kommentare:

  1. Very cool, if he did sell them I would buy one but at the same time not taking any money for his work defiantly make him seem more dedicated

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  2. That's so cool. I would love to have one, it's definitely the most unusual guitar I've ever seen.

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  3. Wow, that is really cool.I want one of those now.

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  4. I remember seeing this a few years back, very cool.

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  5. uhauhahua.. looks like a crazy shit huh!? =D

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