The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Presents:
“Evolution of an Artist”
Featuring: Bernie Taupin
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
12 p.m. | VIP Reception: 10:30 a.m.
While renowned internationally for his 50-year songwriting partnership with Sir Elton John as well as many other recognized musical projects, creative genius Bernie Taupin has also been an author, writer, poet, painter, sculptor, performer and composer.
In the Spotlight we will discuss his career and evolution as a lifelong artist.
As a British native living in New York in the 1990’s, American culture and the modernist art of the 1960s and 70s consumed Taupin, and his connections to being “American” and to the “Americana” style are palpable in his work. His aesthetic might be akin to that of a renegade cowboy, complete with torn vintage comics, Polaroid photographs, found wood panels, scorched canvases and other timeworn ephemera. Although the materials recall an earlier America, the natures of his slyly sardonic compositions investigate the contemporary social climate.