"I've always been a huge music fan and thought that it would be a personal challenge to depict some of the great music legends that I have always admired," states fine artist Marc Lacourciere, who will be unveiling his latest, and perhaps greatest, painting titled, "Fender Legends," on board this week's Rock Legends Cruise III.
Lacourciere, considered one of the world's most sought after fine artists, has combined his passion for music with an extraordinary artistic talent to create the ultimate expression of musical performance art.
Over the years, he's painted everyone from Aerosmith to ZZ Top... many a rock notable from A to Z, including the Beatles, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones.
It's now the beginning of 2015 and to kick off the year, the artist is proud to announce his unique collaboration with the iconic musical instrument manufacturer, Fender, and his new "Fender Legends" painting honoring the greats.
Two years in the making, Marc Lacourciere's "Fender Legends" painting features music pioneer Leo Fender and the following guitarists:
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Truly an epic tribute featuring some of the greatest legends to ever strap on, or plug in, a Fender guitar!
All immortalized on canvas to celebrate Fender's rich history and the artists that helped create it.
There will be 32 highly-collectible individually embellished artist proof (Exhibition Edition) canvases in all, numbering 1 through 32, each measuring 40" x 53".
All licensed prints come framed with a Certificate of Authenticity (C.O.A.) and begin at $7500 (S & H not included).
What makes these prints even more collectible is the fact that each piece features an individual sketch on the back of one of the artists featured, making each truly unique... no two are the same.
In addition to the 32 prints offered to the public, a special "Leo Fender" print (with sketch) numbered "O" was created and is already spoken for...
As the official artist for all three Rock Legends Cruises, Lacourcierec will be donating partial proceeds from this week's onboard auction (and partial proceeds from sales through March 1, 2015) to the Native American Heritage Association, the charitable organization hosting, and benefiting from, the Cruise.
On the original Rock Legends Cruise in the fall of 2011, he did a painting of ZZ Top, the featured headliner, that was followed by a painting of Foreigner who headlined RLC II in January of 2013.
This year, a painting of Alice Cooper will also be displayed. Cooper will not only be rocking the boat but, signing one of the "Welcome to my Nightmare" prints for charity.
In addition to the Fender painting, other unveilings include two new art pieces on board RLC III including a non-music painting titled, "Spiritual Harmony."
For additional information on artist Marc Lacourciere, please see his official websites at www.musicfineart.com and www.motormarcart.com.