Michael Cartellone, drummer for the iconic classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, makes a return to the art world with an exhibit of his new works at the Wentworth Gallery at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Thursday, July 20 - a day before the Skynyrd Tour officially launches in West Palm Beach, FL. The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the iconic band and will hit twenty-two North American cities before concluding on September 17.
Cartellone previously showed his revolutionary “Pixelism” art with the Wentworth Gallery in 2019. These new works from 2023 feature a stunning tribute to Ringo Starr and the Beatles as well as a very special commemorative piece called “Fifty” celebrating the 50- year legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd and a tribute to the first Skynyrd album, “Pronounced.” Fifty signed and numbered canvas prints of this special memorabilia piece will be available for sale as well as the original painting.
The concept for the "Ringo" piece began about 15 years ago when the long-time drummer imagined what it would be like to BE Ringo and see what he saw from his vantage point during the famous rooftop concert where the Fab Four performed and was documented in the 1970 film, ‘Let It Be.’ “Being a drummer myself, I am very familiar with this vantage point, which makes this painting about my favorite drummer, of my favorite band, even more special to me,” remarks Cartellone.
Describing the year long process of creating the stunning work, “I wanted everything to be as authentic as possible … so I spent weeks researching photos of Ringo’s drums (including the equipment company logos on the cymbals and drumhead as well as recreating exactly what the aged drumheads looked like. I watched videos from both “Get Back” and “Let It Be” … as well as capturing very specific details in all the buildings (like brick and mortar patterns).”
“Michael is a creative perfectionist. Few artists have either his attention to detail or the fluidity and creativity of a master storyteller. It is no surprise that Michael worked as a professional fine artist before his great successes as a musician.” - Christian O’Mahony, Principal Wentworth Gallery
ARTWORK FROM MICHAEL CARTELLONE TO BE DISPLAYED
(artist will NOT be in attendance at this showing)
THURSDAY, JULY 20 @ 3-6 PM
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Address: 5711 Seminole Way Suite 103, Hollywood, FL 33314