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James Taylor "Fire and Rain"


James Taylor "Fire and Rain" Painting

barry boobis

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 26 W x 17 H x 0.1 D in

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Inspired by James Taylor..First signed to the Beatles' Apple Records in 1968..He penned a deal with Warner Bros. Records in 1969, going on to record 'Sweet Baby James,' which became The Grammy Awards Album of the Year ..It featured the song "Fire and Rain," which was about Taylor's own struggles with mental illness, drug addiction and the suicide of his childhood friend..Suzanne Schnerr. Time Magazine called James Taylor the "Face of the New Rock" for his usage of "elementary imagery" and the "literary portrayal of intimacy." This painting utilizes visual imagery to suggest some of these elements.. "Just yesterday mornin', they let me know you were gone.. Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you.. I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song.. I just can't remember who to send it to I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again.."

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:26 W x 17 H x 0.1 D in

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"Musical Visions" is my body of work, spanning all aspects of music from jazz to rock, from dance to spirit, and beyond. My great grandfather wrote the "Hatikvah," the national anthem of Israel, and my father was a commercial artist, thus the genetic splicing that produced "Musical Visions!" These are paintings of music, with the music being channeled through the abstract, and realism being used to depict the man or woman's relationship with his instrument and body. Before I was a painter and musician, I was a writer, so there is a "river of words" which runs through the art, and thus the text accompanying the pieces is an indivisable part of the artwork, informing the images, and taking them to another conceptual and spiritual level! In my salad days I worked in TV News for ABC-TV and NBC-TV as a writer. I spent some time as a musician, and was a WNEW Prisoner of Rock, and had a regional hit with "Riverside Drive," and my innovative dance tracks were featured on L'Rai Radio in Europe. After being exposed to an intensive regimen of Zen Meditation, I began to "See" the music, and decided to spend my career "painting MUSIC!" The implications are highly spiritual, because we are experiencing the music in another dimension, at a deeper level of reality, suggesting that all energies and peoples are one! Musical Visions is currently on exhibition at the Ward Nasse Gallery in SoHo, New York. Prior to that I had 2 one man shows in NYC at the Berekeley Gallery on Madison Avenue. I was also featured in the museum of WBGO jazz 88 Radio (NPR), with another solo exhibition of Musical Visions. And I was the first artist to have a solo exhibition at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center). Over the years I've had showings at the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Artst Center (SPAC I hope that the offerings of Musical Visions will stimulate you to "think out of the box," and more importantly, to experience the joy and spiritual elevation of MUSIC!

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