Bono captured by Kevin Westenberg during the video shoot for U2's single 'City of Blinding Lights' in Vancover in 2005.
Kevin Westenberg recalls, "THIS image is another recent find in the archive now going off to a great home. The interesting thing about this is that Bono’s holding what is the original green Gretsch with the handwritten phrase “The Goal Is Soul” which was just in the process of being auctioned off. My basic research can only find that it may have fetched $180,000 but cannot remember what charity it was going. May have been in the early days of the Product (RED) charity but can’t quite remember. Not sure exactly who purchased this print as I was not told but my fantasy buyer would be the very person that purchased that original handwritten Gretsch.
This all happened during the filming of the video for “City Of Blinding Lights” at GM Place in Vancouver B.C. During early filming before the shoot was announced on the radio earlier in the day, which allowed a few thousand fans to fill the arena as extras. In later years the green Gretsch became more formalized and the Goal Is Soul was then added as a design element.
Kevin Westenberg's limited edition prints are signed, numbered, and available in the following sizes:
16x20" Edition of 25
20x24" Edition of 25
24x30" Edition of 10
30x40" Edition of 10
The stated print size is the image size, and not the overall paper size. Typically, 3” to 4” is added on all sides in addition to the image size.
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Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size
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