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Synopsis: John Mellencamp is one if the true Renaissance men of popular music. In the public spotlight for over twenty-five years, with a string of number one hits and multiplatinum records side to his artistic talent that is celebrated in the full-color selection of evocation paintings.
Mellencamp began pursuing oil painting in 1988 as a means of further artistic exploration. His first subjects were friends, family, and landscapes reminiscent of the French impressionists, which have since evolved into a personal style of portraiture. Critics have drawn parallels between Mellencamp's work and the dark, shadowy paintings of the German expressionists. Mellencamp believes in art as a means of self-exploration and as an incentive to make people more curious about the world. He has exhibited extensively in the Midwest and the South, and most of his paintings have been purchased for private collections.
With seventy-five full-color representations if the artist's favorite paintings, twenty-five black-and-white photographs taken from his personal collection, and an introduction by Billboard magazine's editor-in-chief, Timothy White, Mellencamp: Paintings and Reflections is the perfect gift for any Mellencamp fan or anyone who appreciates fine art.
"I realize that there are probably hundreds of people who deserve to have a book of their paintings published before I do, but because of my celebrity I've been given this great opportunity to show off my 'hobby' and, in turn, make money for charity. It isn't about how great I think I am at paining or music, but rather a reminder to people how great it can feel to just try."
-- John Mellencamp
About the Author: John Mellencamp has deferred all profits from the sale of this book to VH1 Save the Music. The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring and supporting music programs in cities across the county. Corporate and private contributions to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation are used to purchase new musical instruments for public elementary schools.
Title: Mellencamp Paintings and Reflections
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0060553723
Book Description Harper 1998-10-21, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 0060553723. Seller Inventory # 715087
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