Gavin Turk, Goldie, Jamie Reid, Lauren Baker and Rugman are among 21 creative geniuses who have generously lent their talents to create extraordinary works for the auction, which will be held by The Auction Collective on Wednesday 4th November.
The nine artists who have customised the iconic instruments are: Gavin Turk, Goldie, Bran Symondson, Lauren Baker, Vhils, Joe Rush, Jamie Reid, Rugman, Joana Vasconcelos, and alongside the customised Stratocasters there are also a range of limited edition and exclusive artworks including the Bridgeman Folio.
The Big Art Auction will be a livestreamed event, taking place at 19:00 on Wednesday 4th November at The Auction Collective. The evening will include video messages from the artists involved.
The Big Issue is offering increased support for sellers who are unable to get out to their pitches to sell or who are facing increased hardship. The proceeds from the auction will enable the frontline team to keep providing the day to day support that has been so essential in keeping sellers going through this unprecedented time.
Goldie commented: "Such an awesome project to really put light on the homelessness in the UK. Big up Big Issue for involving me in this project, it is an honour''.
''With footfall down in previously busy high streets across the UK, it’s very tough out there at the moment for Big Issue sellers. 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.''
Registration opens at 19:00 on Wednesday 14th October and closes at midnight on Tuesday 3rd November. Visit https://theauctioncollective.com/auctions/the-big-art-auction/ to register and to see a full list of auction lots.