Green Day – who play London’s O2 Arena this weekend – have commissioned 21 original pieces of art inspired by songs from their recent album, ’21st Century Breakdown’. This painting is by Will Barras and it’s inspired by the track ‘¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)’.
An exhibition, Green Day Presents ‘The Art Of Rock’, takes place at the StolenSpace Gallery in Shoreditch, east London, between October 23 and November 1. This painting is inspired by the track ‘Horseshoes And Handgrenades’.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Amstrong said of the paintings: “We’re really excited to be associated with this incredible show. Seeing the pieces that our new album has inspired is very exciting. We feel a strong connection to that type of creative expression; we think the fans coming out will love it.” This painting is inspired by ’21 Guns’.
Each of the collaborating artists were sent a lyric sheet and asked to produce a piece of art that reflected that song, to highlight the connection between music and art. This piece, by London Police, is inspired by ‘Know Your Enemy’.
Peat Wollaeger – ‘Restless Heart Syndrome’.
Sadhu – ‘The Static Age’.
Ron English – ’21st Century Breakdown’.
Chris Stain – ‘East Jesus Nowhere’.
M-City – ‘Peacemaker’.
Dabs/Myla – ‘Before The Lobotomy’.
Jeremiah Garcia – ‘American Eulogy’.
Broken Crow – ‘Song Of The Century’.
C215 – ‘¡Viva La Gloria!’.