Friday, August 26, 2016

Rainbow Bar and Grill unveiled the life size statue of the late Lemmy Kilmister

Pop-up art unveiling by artist Travis Moore, - a sculpture of the new Lemmy statue at the Rainbow's outdoor patio and proponent of Sharpie Art.

By Karen Ostlund in West Hollywood
Lemmy Statue at Rainbow's outdoor patio

August 24th 2016, Rainbow Bar and Grill unveiled the life size statue of the late Lemmy Kilmister by artist Travis Moore. The day after Travis Moore had his exhibit opening at Art on Scene at 8521 W. Sunset Blvd. with Lemmy Kilmister: A Tribute to the Master by Travis Moore. The artist was responsible for overseeing the creation of the statue and live art at the event. Guests could also view the mini-Lemmy museum, check out some Lemmy artifacts and view and purchase Moore’s Lemmy-related artwork.

Rainbow Bar and Grill is located at the heart of West Hollywood, 9015 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles-based artist Travis Moore

Los Angeles-based artist Travis Moore was selected to create a realistic likeness of Lemmy for the life-size cast bronze statue, which stands at just over six feet tall and will be permanently housed in a special shrine that was constructed in the patio bar area at the Rainbow.
Travis is a native of Texas, and did his part for free, but there were considerable costs associated with the actual process that ultimately made the statute a reality. A funding campaign was launched by Katon De Pena from classic underground thrash-metal band Hirax, who raised about $23,000 to support the building of the statue.

Lemmy statue at the Rainbow and
proponent of Sharpie Art

 Lemmy's real name was Ian Fraser Kilmister,  an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. His music was one of the foundations of the heavy metal genre. He was known for his appearance, his distinctive gravelly voice and distinctive bass playing style. Alongside his music career, he also had many minor roles in film and television.

Mötoheard frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister died of prostate cancer, December 28 2015 according to his official death certificate.
The art show consisted of over fifty pieces of original art
produced by Sharpie and artist Travis Moore.

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