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Herb Alpert: "in•ter•course" Paintings and Sculptures

Primal Jungle, painting by Herb Alpert
Primal Jungle, 2012
Painting by Herb Alpert
coffee on canvas, 48” x 60”

Herb Alpert is a Grammy award winning musician and composer. He is also a a  respected painter and sculptor. Alpert began painting in 1969 and he has experimented with a number of different styles and materials. He is currently creating paintings with organic coffee. Alpert’s Black Totems series of sculptures were inspired by indigenous sculptural forms from the Pacific Northwest. They begin as hand-sized forms and are scaled up and cast as 10 to 18 foot high monoliths. “in•ter•course” is a collection of Herb Alpert’s newest paintings and sculptures.  “in•ter•course” will be showing at the Robert Berman Gallery in the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica from May 4 – June 8, 2013  (extended through June 29, 2013).  There will be a reception Saturday May 4, 2013 from 6-9pm. Contact the gallery for more information.

Herb Alpert with one of his sculptures
Herb Alpert with one of his sculptures
(Photo by Philipp Scholz Ritterman)

Herb Alpert’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums: including the Tennessee State Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Art Cologne, Art Fair Basel, Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica and Ace Gallery Beverly Hills. “When I paint or sculpt,” Alpert says, “I don’t have anything in mind. I don’t have a goal in mind other than form. I’m looking for that form that touches me and when I find it I stop.”

Scavenger, Painting by Herb Alpert
Scavenger, 2009
Painting by Herb Alpert
acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”

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You might also want to check out Herb Alpert: Black Totems by Philipp Scholz Ritterman.

Related blog post: Totems and Deities: The Sculpture of Herb Alpert and Anita Huffington (January 4, 2014)

Visit the Pop Life Art homepage for links to many more musicians that paint.