December 10th, 2008
he's your man
The talented Mr. Leonard Cohen has made an indelible mark on music and literature. What’s one more canvas?
In a style reminiscent of Jean Cocteau (another artist who dabbled in multiple mediums), Cohen has turned his morning sketches and drawings made for album covers and poetry books into limited edition prints for the consummate fan to own. Many inscribed with lyrical and facetious phrases, the pieces show the artist to be more irreverent and observational than austere about his painterly pursuits. On exhibit at Linda Lando Fine Art, the collection has only had two previous public viewings—one in Manchester, England, the other in Toronto—before arriving in Vancouver just days ago.
For those not in the market for a pricey print ($2,600 to $7,800), you can still have your Cohen and see him too. According to Adam, Leonard’s son, his old man will be here early this Spring to perform his usual works.
Leonard Cohen Artworks on now at Linda Lando Fine Art, 2001 West 41st Ave., 604-266-6010, www.lindalandofineart.com
See pics from the exhibit's opening night on todays Editors' Diary.