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Bernie Taupin: True American

Bernie Taupin is widely known as one half of one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of all time. But at the opening of his latest exhibition at the Chase Contemporary on Wednesday evening, he preferred to be thought of simply as a True American. I’ve been following Taupin’s artistic trajectory since his exhibition at the Time Warner Center in 2006 when his paintings reminded…
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Bernie Taupin, Elton John lyricist, is a True American artist

He’s one of the most acclaimed and successful British songwriters of all time, but in his heart Bernie Taupin is a true American. Taupin, known for generations the world over as Elton John’s lyricist, has worked as a visual artist for decades. His latest body of work, the exhibition “True American” on display through Nov. 10 at Chase Contemporary in…
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NYC Gallery Scene – New Shows Opening Through October 21, 2018

Chase Contemporary: “Bernie Taupin: True American” October 17 through November 10, 2018 Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. “Bernie Taupin: True American” features art by Taupin as he explores what it means to be a “true American” and the nature of patriotism. Art on view rise from the American flag and other symbols of patriotism and…
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American Texture with Bernie Taupin

Since the dawn of modern man—roughly around the time that we decided unibrows were unfashionable and that it was easier to hit Burger King than to throw down with a nearby mountain goat—only a handful of us have harnessed unnatural creative superpowers. We common folk have been graced by their presence as artists, musicians, and indubitably talented banjo players jamming…
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Composing Art: Bernie Taupin brings the same passion to his paintings and sculptures as he does to his hit songs

Bernie Taupin is an artist who expresses himself via words—creating some of the most popular, enduring songs of all time—and with paint, twine and flags, for a series of provocative paintings and sculptures. In these latter endeavors, however, the aim is authenticity, not fame. For Taupin, creativity is a solitary process—both in his painting and songwriting. His art is about…
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Whirlwinds at Art Wynwood: Bernie Taupin’s Painted Words

By Bruce Helander The winds of change, imaginary currents of invention and practicality, often find their way by slowly drifting into an urban neighborhood that has the potential to be reinvigorated into an area with a more useful purpose; adaptively improving abandoned buildings and warehouses that are forgotten and overlooked, giving them a new life. These rare opportunities make artists…
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