15.11.08

Leonard Cohen in Vancouver

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I got an invitation this week for an exclusive showing of the artwork of the  legendary Canadian singer Leonard Cohen.  I did not know that Leonard Cohen was also an artist, and when I viewed his artwork I discovered that he draws and paints in the same poetic way as he sings. I quite like his bold, free, and graphic approach, and his wit certainly does shines through. For those of you who haven't heard of him, his first album - Songs of Leonard Cohen was released in 1967 with songs like: “Suzanne,” “Sisters of Mercy,” “So Long, Marianne” and “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Good Bye,” all now longstanding classics.  You can listen to a YouTube of his song "Suzanne" here. I remember this particular song from my teen years and wanting to learn to play the guitar and sing other songs of the time like Mockingbird by Carly Simon and James Taylor. (Yikes I'm dating myself)

Leonard's son, Adam Cohen, a renowned musician in his own right will launch the exhibition and sale of the 37 pieces that make up “Leonard Cohen: Artworks,” starting Dec. 3rd until Dec. 31 at LINDA LANDO FINE ART.

Full Press Release here

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http://www.lindalandofineart.com/

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16 comments:

  1. I love the first intention that you see captured in Cohen's work.

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  2. Did you know my maiden name is Cohen?

    It means King in Israel and you have to do all these certain protocals if that is your name. It's very weird.

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  3. I can see what you mean about the lines of his work mimicking his music. What a unique individual- and what a life! It is however, Jeff Buckley's cover of Hallelujah that makes me cry.

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  4. Thanks for your comments on my blog and renderings this weekend Patrica...it meant allot.

    Michelle :)

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  5. These are great! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. What a wonderful thing to be invited to; quite like the top left, especially the handwritten messages along the top and bottom.

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  7. I have heard Leonard is touring this year and I'm attempting to be a very good girl in order to get my wish of him visiting my city! I just adore Mr. Cohen!

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  8. I love his music, I read one of his books (which was not an easy read I have to say) but never knew he painted. I like them, they are bold as you say. they do stand out like his music.

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  9. Great Post, Patricia......I just love to learn new things! Very educational. Thanks so much!!

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  10. Even if I' m "kind of young" I listen Leonard Cohen and I love his music nut I didn't know he was an artist

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  11. It must be something in the air... I've been thinking of art so much lately. Even moreso than design. This was lovely and revealing!

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  12. Thank's for telling, I so enjoy to get to learn new and less known talents of a person, and he is already famous. What a way of expressing...singing, writing and painting, what an artist.

    Ingela

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  13. I had no Idea he was an artist as well. I love his work. and I love that a lot of it is on note paper. your first commenter said it just right.
    And a slight correction to Cote de Texas - Cohen means priest or the parallel of priest. The Cohen's would perform all of the religious ceremonies in the Temple, way back when. And yes, the protocols are a little strange and annoying if you are not a religious person.

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  14. Thank You for the great post

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