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  • Sidney Randolph Maurer's "Music Icons of the 20th Century" Exhibit Opens on September 22

    Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:39:04

    Sidney Randolph Maurer's "Music Icons of the 20th Century" Exhibit Opens on September 22 - It's free to the public at CSUN

    "Icons of the 20th Century" is the latest collection from pop easel artist Sidney Randolph Maurer and MUSIC ICONS OF THE 20TH CENTURY will be the first segment of the Icons collection to debut. Maurer is arguably the only artist who has painted more than 150 of the most important people of his own time.

    The exhibition opens free to the public on September 22, 2010 at the West Gallery in the Art and Design Center of the California State University Northridge (CSUN). It will run for six weeks, through Oct. 30, 2010. The West Gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays noon-4 PM, Thursdays until 8 PM and will be, closed Sundays and holidays.

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award™-winning jazz trumpeter Miles Davis' image is the signature piece of the 30 jazz, pop and classical music icons' original paintings on display. Davis, Stanley Clarke, Louis Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, the Beatles, Edith Piaf, Luciano Pavarotti, Billie Holiday, Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Maria Callas and Arthur Rubinstein are some of the greatest influences on contemporary music.

    Sidney Randolph Maurer is an artist with an incredible and poignant story. He achieved financial success designing album covers with his co-worker, fellow pop artist Andy Warhol, during the early '50s. His love of music led him to discover and manage major music talent including Phyllis Hyman and Donovan. He also was the founder of Roadshow Records. Throughout his foray in music, Maurer, an easel painter, continued to create original works from photographic images similar to those used by Warhol, who painted onto colored silk screens. Maurer's remarkably lifelike images, use of color and mixed media leave his imprint on all of his work.

    Will you be checking out this free display in September if you are local?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.12.10




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