Rock ´n Roll inspires your lifes soundtrack: love, anger, and absolute raging good times always bring you searching for old concert ticket stubs and that favorite album hiding deep in your abundant record collection. Thats the muse behind the Rock Art Show a traveling reminder of the power of music. The collection features everything from handwritten lyrics by iconic bands, pictures by famed gonzo photographers like Baron Wolman (original Rolling Stone staff photographer, mind you), along with artwork of everyone from the golden Rat Pack era to whoevers on your Ipod right now.
But the coolest things about this traveling exhibit is that (a) much of the work was actually created by famous musicians, so you can voyeuristically enjoy snippets of life through their eyes, and (b) its totally free.
Dont miss Generations by the Whos founding bass player John Entwistle. In it he creates cartoonish versions of himself, Keith, Pete, and Roger each decked out in the decade suiting him best. But the piece thats garnered the most attention along the tour has been a work of pop art by Ringo Starr called Is It Time. Everything is available to buy, so you can take it home and hang it above your record player, CD player, or Ipod ya know, depending on your g-g-g-g-g-generation. (A portion of all proceeds goes towards the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, so youre doing your part to save the ta-tas.) Check the whole thing out in the alcove adjacent to the Hard Rock Café, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (One Seminole Way, Hollywood), but go now the tours only here through Sunday. Visit www.rockartshow.com.
Oct. 19-21, 2007