'I Knew The Bride When She Used to Rock n' Roll (after the Eleanor McEvoy version of the Nick Lowe song)
Acrylic on canvas 2016. This work has museum provenance, since it was displayed in the major museum retrospective CHRIS GOLLON: Beyond the Horizon, at Huddersfield Art Gallery (12th Oct 2019 - 18 Jan 2020), and features in the exhibition catalogue, with texts by leading writers including Thurston Moore, Nick Soulsby and Tamsin Pickeral. See our Events page for details, or on our gallery website the Exhibitions page.
Chris Gollon enjoyed the company of musicians and had a lifelong love of music. Lyrics from songs often led him to ideas for images. In fact, one of his first major museum acquisitions was a major work on canvas entitled 'Einstein & The Jealous Monk', which comes from a line in Bob Dylan's great 1964 ballad Desolation Row. The painting was acquired by a major museum collection, and now hangs alongside works by Francis Bacon, Sir Jacob Epstein and L.S. Lowry.
This painting was inspired by Eleanor McEvoy's cover version of the Nick Lowe song, and it is part of Gollon's two year collaboration (2015 -2017) in artistic boundary crossing with Eleanor McEvoy.
London-born British artist Chris Gollon (1953 - 2017) was a very established and critically-acclaimed name in European painting, with many solo museum shows and museum acquisitions, including the British Museum. For further details on the recent books published on his work, public commissions, press coverage, visit the artist's official information website: chrisgollon.com. Holding his artistic estate, IAP Fine Art has exclusivity on Gollon's work, and we help collectors begin or expand their collections, and we also work with museums and cathedrals with regard to exhibitions and acquisitions.
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