TFW musicians give up music for painting/fine art

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Beefheart, Justine Frischmann, Chris Mars, etc.

I always see this as the artworld being like "come over here into our clubhouse where your rock n roll pedigree will actually make you money!"

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:22 (one week ago) link

Paul Simonon, Joni Mitchell ...

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:24 (one week ago) link

Speaking of pedigree, the irony is a lot of them have art school degrees and/or experience!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:26 (one week ago) link

I prefer the stars that use their fame and money to buy themselves gallery shows because there's no chance in hell of anyone giving their godawful work a show otherwise.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:27 (one week ago) link

Greg Gilbert (singer from Delays) has been mainly working as an artist the last few years as his illness doesn't allow him to do much else.

http://greggilbert.co.uk/

(should probably disclose that he's a friend, but I genuinely think his drawings are very good indeed fwiw)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:28 (one week ago) link

http://www.areaarts.com/grace-slick/

#YABASIC (morrisp), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:31 (one week ago) link

John Lurie?

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:32 (one week ago) link

Seriously considering if I can buy a John Lurie print at some point. Really love his paintings.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:42 (one week ago) link

They used one of Miles Davis's paintings as the cover of a new album of "lost" recordings from the 80s and the combination of the art and the done-in-30-seconds type treatment is truly hideous:

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/A1n3ZZAMPlL.jpg

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:47 (one week ago) link

Eric Claridge from Shrimp Boat/Sea and Cake does some great stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:50 (one week ago) link

lol unperson that is truly awful

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:51 (one week ago) link

Well, Tobin Sprout still makes music but I imagine he's made far more money from his painting than he ever did from Guided By Voices.

Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:55 (one week ago) link

I admit I put in the "give up" in the thread title to specifically exclude folks like Dylan - dabbles in fine art but has not retired from music etc.

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 September 2019 19:57 (one week ago) link

Nick Blinko from Rudimentary Peni

funnel spider ESA (Matt #2), Monday, 9 September 2019 21:16 (one week ago) link

Sue Tompkins from Life Without Buildings.

ban golf (jed_), Monday, 9 September 2019 22:36 (one week ago) link

Syd Barrett painted a lot in his later life.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 9 September 2019 22:59 (one week ago) link

oof how did I forget that one

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 September 2019 22:59 (one week ago) link

Beefheart, Justine Frischmann, Chris Mars, etc.

I always see this as the artworld being like "come over here into our clubhouse where your rock n roll pedigree will actually make you money!"

― Οὖτις

i never had a problem with beefheart switching to a career where he could actually get paid, particularly since i feel like he'd written (or in some cases "written") all the great songs he was going to write by that point anyway

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Monday, 9 September 2019 23:45 (one week ago) link

https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/751884298_65d0414cb8_o.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:36 (one week ago) link

All of these have dabbled in the visual arts and have used their art as albums covers:

Marilyn Manson
Grimes
Fiona Apple
Devendra Banhart
Bob Dylan
Ani Difranco
John Lurie (Lounge Lizards)
Cat Stevens
Mika
Ryan Adams
M.I.A.
Hannah Hopper (Grouplove)
Tyler the Creator
Joni Mitchell
FKA Twigs
Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips)
John Squire (Stone Roses)
Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets)
Sam Beam (Iron and Wine)
David Byrne (Talking Heads)

Others who have dabbled in visual arts but never used them as album covers: Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury (he technically created the Queen crest used in A Night at The Opera and A Day At The Races but I don't think he got artwork credits on the liner notes?)

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:09 (one week ago) link

I mean, if we're talking about actors who have moved on to doing self-portraits

http://https%3A//cdn1.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/landscape_928x523/2017/07/val_kilmer_icon.jpg

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:13 (one week ago) link

(Val Kilmer if that didn't post)

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:13 (one week ago) link

http://www.kevincoyne.de/Painter.htm

The Inner Mounting Phlegm (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:21 (one week ago) link

Btw Miles Davis paintings are like really really bad

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:41 (one week ago) link

I love Kevin Coyne's paintings!

The Inner Mounting Phlegm (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:50 (one week ago) link

Paul Simonon was always a far better (and more qualified) artist than he was a bass player anyway!

http://www.areaarts.com/shop/airplane-2/
Jefferson Airplane in Streets Of Rage

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 13 September 2019 19:46 (one week ago) link


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