I’ve recently received news of an exhibition which has just opened in Glendale, California, featuring the original artwork from Captain Beefheart’s Strictly Personal album cover
Revolutions, a ground-breaking free exhibit that features the artists behind the images synonymous with identifying the pop culture of the 60s and into the new Millennium, opens July 31st at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale. Showing never-before-seen art and original creations, from photographs to posters, original artwork used for albums and CDs, magazine art and drawings, the exhibit showcases artists who created visually beautiful and thought-provoking work cherished by the world’s musical icons.
This unique exhibit is a reflection of the musical heritage and culture of Los Angeles – from the artists to the record companies, and the visual art that shaped their industry. While many of these works have been published, this is the only time they have been exhibited in their original form.
Renowned in the music, arts and photography world, these artists have had some of the greatest influence on the evolution of graphic art as performance art aligned with the world’s best musicians of every genre. From Michael Doret’s infamous Kiss CD covers and Robert Grossman’s Angel Elvis to Guy Webster’s prolific and diverse works that include Bob Dylan, Igor Stravinsky, Janis Joplin, and the Monterey Pop Festival, over 20 artists have loaned more than 100
The Revolutions exhibit is free and open to the public, and will run from July 31st to October 9th, 2005 at the Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale.
For more information go to the Forest Lawn website (yes, it seems you can also get cremated while you’re there…) . Many thanks to Bonnie Quintanilla for the tip-off.