STAR GUITARS

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All images © Michael Babyak 1993-2017.  All Rights Reserved.
Any use or reproduction of these images in any way without written consent by the artist is strictly prohibited and punishable under copyright laws.

Nothing defines rock and roll quite like the electric guitar, according to Babyak,
so it’s only appropriate that the instrument be properly immortalized in art.
Other music-based artists have attempted such feats by focusing on the guitar player,
but Babyak’s paintings have the guitar itself at center stage.
  His approach is evident in his series of "Star Guitars".
Around the guitar, the energy of the music and the musician is exemplified using vibrant colors and overlapping imagery
to recall the explosions of sound and audience interaction invoked at a rock concert.
 
Through this series of paintings, Michael shows deep, heartfelt appreciation to both the musician
and their axe of choice for their contribution to the world of music.


©Michael Babyak 2014

"Bob Dylan's Newport Folk Festival Stratocaster"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2014
"Jerry Garcia's 'Tiger' Guitar"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 

©Michael Babyak 2014

"Paul McCartney's Hofner Bass"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 

©Michael Babyak 2014
"Bruce Springsteen's Esquire"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin

©Michael Babyak 2014
"Pete Townshend's SG"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 

©Michael Babyak 2014
"John Lennon's Epiphone Casino"
21"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 


©Michael Babyak 2013
"Neil Young's Old Black"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin

 
©Michael Babyak 2013
"Eddie Van Halen's Strat"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin

 
©Michael Babyak 2013
"Joe Strummer's Telecaster"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin

©Michael Babyak 2014
"Kurt Cobain's Fender Mustang"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
 
©Michael Babyak 2014
"Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock Stratocaster"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin

©Michael Babyak 2014
"BB King's 'Lucille'"
21"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 

 
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Pete Townshend's Les Paul #9"
 20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin

©Michael Babyak 2012
"Angus Young's SG"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2014
"Eric Clapton's Blackie"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Chuck Berry's Red Gibson ES 335"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Stevie Ray Vaughan's Number One"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Jeff Beck's Esquire Telecaster"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Keith Richards Micawber Telecaster"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Rory Gallagher's Stratocaster"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
 
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Jimmy Page's Doubleneck SG"
21"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin
   
©Michael Babyak 2012
"Slash's Appetite Les Paul"
20"x49" 
Acrylic paint, 24K gold leaf, glitter, graphite
on panel with resin