This unique piece is an homage to metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico. Although you could play it if you wanted (it sounds rather beautiful), this thing is not just a guitar: This is pure unconscious made into a sculpture.
“People ask me why I put a mannequin’s hand in there, or a smoking pipe, or violin parts,” Leo says. “And the answer is always the same: I have no idea.”
And that’s how it’s supposed to be. Metaphysical art speaks in a dream-like language, creating an imaginary world dislocated from conventional time and space, intertwined with the workings of the unconscious mind.
(Text: Gardenia Fair, from “Catalogue Raisonné – Leo Lospennato Guitars”)