Saturday, February 13, 2010

Artwork by Leonard Cohen on Exhibit in Montreal

Watching You Think by Leonard Cohen
Watching You Think by Leonard Cohen

Artwork by musician, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen will be on exhibit at the Galerie Lounge TD at the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan in Montreal (Quebec), Canada. Leonard Cohen says that he has been drawing since the early days of his career, however he never intended to exhibit them.

In an article in the Montreal Gazette Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, says that his memories of his father drawing go back to childhood, and “the poor old guy trying to contend with two very young children and distract us on a rainy day. We’d break out the crayons at the kitchen table. It was part of a Cohen family ritual.”

In 2006 Leonard Cohen published Book of Longing a collection of poetry, prose and drawings.

The exhibit opens February 18 and continues through May 9, 2010. Admission is Free.

The Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan is the year-round home for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The permanent collection of the Galerie Lounge TD includes artwork by Tony Bennett and Miles Davis.

In the video below Leonard Cohen talks about his artwork prior to a 2007 exhibition.

Leonard Cohen interviewed at his Art exhibition
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