John-Mark Gleadow CLASSIC ROCK
John-Mark Gleadow CLASSIC ROCK
John-Mark Gleadow CLASSIC ROCK

John-Mark Gleadow CLASSIC ROCK

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"Classic Rock" by John Mark Gleadow

  • Gallery Wrapped Giclee on Canvas - Ready to Hang
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Made in The USA
During a presentation he was giving at a gallery in South Lake Tahoe, Gleadow revealed to the art consultants and staff there that he wanted to break out a little bit and do a piece based on something he loved – Classic Rock – specifically that he wanted to do something with Led Zeppelin in it, but had felt that it was a little too edgy compared to the more conservative paintings he had been doing. The staff strongly encouraged him to do the piece saying that even children were listening to Led Zeppelin these days. 

Buoyed by their confidence in his idea, John-Mark set out to design a piece that captured an entire era of American Rock music. The task was daunting, to say the least. How was he to whittle the genre down to just 8 examples? He agonized over the task for weeks.  Initial iterations of the piece had Janis Joplin occupying the first position (l-r) with Jimmy Hendrix next to her.

The owner of the original has two drawings that John-Mark did of Jimmy Hendrix as studies for Classic Rock. His final touch, having designed the piece and laid out the ideas, was to place the logo of the gallery that had encouraged him to do what he truly wanted to do in the lower left corner of the piece, just below The Eagles logo. What an awesome piece it turned out to be!

 

This work of art features book binding depictions of

  • Hotel California The Eagles
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
  • Led Zeppelin
  • The Doors
  • Rolling Stones Forty Licks
  • The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
  • Bob Dylan
  • Pink Floyd