OVERVIEW

Since it closed in 2006, the Tower Records storefront on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip has sat dormant, only being restored to a shade of its former glory last year by Gibson Brands Inc. Now, the iconic guitar brand has teamed up with punk rocker turned artist Billy Morrison and installation master Plastic Jesus for a show-stopping, one-weekend only art exhibit at the legendary storefront.

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WHEN

VIP RECEPTION • FRIDAY, FEB 24, 2017 • 7 - 11 PM

PUBLIC RECEPTION • SATURDAY, FEB 25, 2017 • 12 - 9 PM

GIBSON BRANDS SUNSET (FORMERLY TOWER RECORDS)

Heralded as the ultimate collaboration, Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion will feature 36 works from internationally acclaimed artists Billy Morrison and Plastic Jesus (12 new works by Morrison, 12 by Plastic Jesus, and an additional 12 pieces created between the pair), ranging from paintings to large-scale installation pieces. Co-sponsor Aston Martin will be showing off their coolest cars, and VIPs can meet the artists in the VIP lounge: a posh tour bus parked out back.

Held at Gibson Brands Sunset (the old Tower Records store) on Sunset Boulevard, Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion confronts the dubious nature of notoriety, losing ourselves through our vices, and drawing on these experiences to create escapes within popular culture through art.

THE ULTIMATE COLLABORATION

Highly anticipated, Anesthesia will bring a star studded audience to the VIP reception. Between both Plastic Jesus and Billy Morrison their clientele includes: Miley Cyrus, Shepard Fairey, Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Ozzy Osbourne, David Arquette, Charlize Theron, and many more, ensuring the opening night to be one of the most exciting and packed art events that Los Angeles has seen.

GUEST LIST FOR VIP RECEPTION INCLUDES:

Sharon Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Jack Osbourne

Billy Idol

Brandon Boyd (lead singer of Incubus)

Billy Gibbons (lead singer of ZZ Top)

Art Alexakis (lead singer of Everclear)

For one weekend only see the former Tower Records storefront restored to its former glory, filled with art and music unlike anything in the contemporary art world today. Both Morrison and Plastic Jesus will be available for interviews all weekend to offer insight into their works.

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