"Leonard Cohen Artworks", a visual record of 40 years, is an exhibition of works from Mr. Cohen's archive of drawings and journals. Mr. Cohen, poet, songwriter and novelist, has maintained a visual art practice since his early days in Montreal and Hydra. Until now, his drawings have been private visual records of things, places, and people captured in his sure and modest hand. Later, these drawings found their way onto CD covers and most recently into the pages of "Book of Longing".
All images have been produced with permanent pigmented ink on 300 lb. Arches watercolour paper, finished with a hand-deckled edge. Each individual print (edition size 100) is signed, titled, numbered and dated, embossed and stamped with Mr. Cohen’s personal seal by the artist himself.
In describing his art practice, Mr. Cohen has written
"From a mirror on my desk
In the very early morning
I copied down
Hundreds of self portraits
Which reminded me of one thing or another".
The prints in this show will remind each of us of "one thing or another", perhaps most specifically that some artists have limitless talent. Mr. Cohen is such an artist.
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