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Mellencamp: Paintings and Reflections
John Mellencamp is one if the true Renaissance men of popular music. In the public spotlight for over twenty-five years, with a string of number one hits and multiplatinum records side to his artistic talent that is celebrated in the full-color selection of evocation paintings. Mellencamp began pursuing oil painting in 1988 as a means of further artistic exploration. His f ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 21st 1998 by Harper Paperbacks
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I LOVE John Mellencamp's paintings and this book has beautiful color photos of some of his best. The only bad thing about this book is that I get all depressed looking through it because I need these in my house and I can't afford them. :( But other than that, this book is amazing- wonderful coffee table book and great gift for anyone!
John Mellencamp has been painting since the 80s. I first discovered his art when several of his paintings were showcased on the CD insert of his 1991 album Whenever We Wanted. I have to admit that initially I didn't really care for his art. But 20 years later I've just discovered his book Paintings and Reflections, which was published in 1998. And it's great. His style didn't change, so I guess I have. The book contains many of his paintings, some with personal commentary. The front portion of t ...more
John Mellencamp, previously known by the stage names Johnny Cougar, John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, is a Grammy-winning American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his rootsy, organic brand of heartland rock that is infused with catchy pop hooks and evocative, introspective lyrics about such hot-button subjects as politics, racism, poverty and mortalit ...moreMore about John Mellencamp...