Category: Music

VIDEO: The Flesh Paintings of James Kuhn

This outrageous creation showcases the face paintings of Michigan artist James Kuhn, whose work has catapulted a young Ontario rock band into the finals of Canada’s newest music video competition. The band Young Rival is on the Top-10 short list for the $5,000 Prism Prize for best Canadian […]

Edward Cheverton: Musical Ecstasy

British illustrator Edward Cheverton remains a favorite.  I’ve posted about him before, but these new works are sublime. These first four are about “that moment in music where everything comes together and the listener enters a state of pure ecstasy.”  As you can tell from the other works […]

Rock Royalty Art Works up for Auction

This limited edition “Fish” Lithograph is by  Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, done with Stanley Mouse, 1960s rock poster artist and designer of The Dead’s album covers. It’s one of the offerings in a Hollywood & Music Memorabilia extravaganza next month at Philip Weiss Auctions. The sale […]

Art of the Junos: Winning Album Covers

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is celebrating the covers of Juno award-winning albums through early April, including this one from the Parachute Club, winner of the 1987 award for best design. –Neon Bible, the 2008 winner, was the second album by Canadian indie band Arcade Fire. The museum’s […]

Doctored Thrift Store Art & Lyrics

How inventive.  Laura Kikauka’s installation, Strength Thru Embarrassment, converts a collection of garish thrift store art into musically labelled mixed media pieces.  She collages, draws and paints excerpts from song lyrics onto the art, “making the original artist and lyricist unwitting collaborators,” says Toronto gallery MKG127. Above: Lyric […]