- By Cynthia Lum
- Photo By Douglas Kirkland
Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills. The gallery boasts a collection of curated contemporary art and fine art photography. Among the artists represented, the gallery has an outstanding collection of work by famed Hollywood photographer, Douglas Kirkland and art by Sir Paul McCartney of the Beatles and Jerry Garcia lead guitar of the Grateful Dead band.
Over the course of Kirkland ’s six-decade long career, the legendary photographer has taken some of the most recognizable photos of many of the most iconic celebrities of all time including the famed photos of Marilyn Monroe wrapped in white silk sheets.
Jerry Garcia is best known for his work with the Grateful Dead band, however, Garcia always thought of himself as an artist who played music. From early childhood he enjoyed making comics and sketches, and he went on to attend San Francisco Art institute.
For more than seventeen years Paul McCartney has been a committed painter, finding in his work on canvas both a respite from the world and another outlet for his drive to create. His paintings have been a very private endeavor until recently and now he has decided to share his work through the release of these lithographs.
Full of intense color and life, these paintings reveal Paul McCartney’s tremendous positive spirit as well as a visual sophistication. Faces abound in his paintings and humor plays against a more somber imagery, while his landscapes radiate a sense of place.
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