"I really liked that one 'Red Shroud,' the smaller canvas down there," Costello said. "I just said to [Taupin], with all the songwriting, that he would have the time [to paint] and he has young children like me, as well," said Costello to the press
Costello and Taupin pose with Gallery Owner Brian Liss.
||Bernie Taupin's Art Packs The Galleries
For decades, countless fans have longed to know the artist and lyricist behind the words sung by Elton John, Jefferson Airplane and Willie Nelson, among others. And now that the public has glimpsed the paintings of the artistic legend, the desire to meet this poet of notes and brushstrokes has reached a fever pitch.
It was only a few short months ago that Limelight announced the availability of Bernie Taupin's paintings and limited editions to galleries and collectors. And in that brief time, he wowed guests of a premier showing at Hamilton-Selway of Beverly Hills, the leading gallery of contemporary art. He followed up with a standing-room-only crowd across the continent at Toronto's Liss Gallery.
Toronto was a night to remember. Amid fast-paced sales, red-dotted walls and a packed gallery, in strode Elvis Costello, Bernie's longtime friend and admirer of his art. Costello was in Toronto for Canada’s Gemini Awards, and he didn’t pass up the opportunity to see Taupin’s work in a gallery setting.
With Taupin's art so well received, we at Limelight could not be more excited about his upcoming releases and in-person gallery shows in the New Year.