Coco Guitar

Disney auction of Coco signed guitar in aid of Children’s Medical and Research Foundation, Crumlin

To celebrate the release of Disney Pixar’s new animated feature Coco, Disney Ireland are auctioning off a beautiful one-of-a-kind guitar, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation, Crumlin.

The guitar is signed by Coco director, Lee Unkrich and producer, Darla K. Anderson.

Kindly donated by Walton’s Music Ireland and customised by Mexican artist Kathrina Rupit, this incredible Valencia CG200 Classical Guitar could be yours!

Auction takes place on from February 7th to February 13th.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco is in Cinemas now.

Coco is still the #1 film in Ireland after 3 weeks of release having grossed over €1,557,661 to date.

Kathrina Rupit was born in Mexico City and studied visual arts and photography at the University in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Her native country means that her work is infused with a rich vitality and a colourful exuberance. As an Urban artist, she produces work, which is softer and more lyrical than perhaps her male contemporaries. She has a deep admiration for iconic female figures, especially her compatriot Frida Kahlo. “For this customisation, I took as inspiration the Mosaic skull of Tezcatlipoca, but changed the mosaic for more colourful Mexican tiles. Under the skull we have cempazuchitl flowers that are also featured in the film COCO. On the back is a version of the calendar Maya but modified with a skull in the centre and the symbol of the alebrijes from the movie, the xoloescuincle dog and the tiger/leopard. Under these is a reference from the skulls of Guadalupe Posada who created “La Catrina.”