Leonard Cohen "Paris Again"
Preview Evening -- Friday Nov 16 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Leonard Cohen is a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and artist. He grew up in Montreal and went to McGill University. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008 as one of the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters." He now lives in LA and has two kids, Adam and Lorca.
He has drawn all of his life decorating his personal notebooks and often doing self-portraits, and then annotating them with a line or two that conveyed the mood of the drawing. He never thought that his drawings would be made public, so they really are a glimpse into his personal life. He says "My intention was to make something that was really accessible and that I could decorate my notebook with." Also, "I'm not using decoration as a pejorative but as a legitimate vehicle for pleasure or delight. It's acceptable in the sense that I gently refer to a lot of things in the pictorial tradition but I don't have to participate in current artistic practice, which is involved with originality and abrasive assertion."