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Bernie Taupin

Snow White's Guitars, 2019

Guitars, Spray Enamel, Comic Sheets, Varnish on Panel
42 × 36 in
106.7 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$28,500
location
Atlanta
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Bernie Taupin
British, b. 1950
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A renowned songwriter-turned-visual artist, Bernie Taupin considers himself a storyteller first and foremost. He views art as a visual extension of his song lyrics. Taupin works in an abstract expressionist style that incorporates elements of pop art, synthesizing the signature styles and ideologies of Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still. Using house paint, oil paint, wood stains, and spray paint, Taupin mobilizes color and form to convey emotions. Bright colors in oblong shapes connote affection, while dark colors with fragmented edges are associated with pain. When he worked as a songwriter for Elton John, Taupin channeled an affinity for the American West into his lyrics; now he cites urban environments as inspirations for his paintings.

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Bernie Taupin
British, b. 1950
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A renowned songwriter-turned-visual artist, Bernie Taupin considers himself a storyteller first and foremost. He views art as a visual extension of his song lyrics. Taupin works in an abstract expressionist style that incorporates elements of pop art, synthesizing the signature styles and ideologies of Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still. Using house paint, oil paint, wood stains, and spray paint, Taupin mobilizes color and form to convey emotions. Bright colors in oblong shapes connote affection, while dark colors with fragmented edges are associated with pain. When he worked as a songwriter for Elton John, Taupin channeled an affinity for the American West into his lyrics; now he cites urban environments as inspirations for his paintings.

Bernie Taupin

Snow White's Guitars, 2019

Guitars, Spray Enamel, Comic Sheets, Varnish on Panel
42 × 36 in
106.7 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$28,500
location
Atlanta
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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