As printed in the summer edition of Art & Museum Magazine Movies, television and songs often inspire the formation of additional pieces of popular culture. The Kris Gebhardt painting, Play Guitar, was not only influenced by John Mellencamp’s hit “Play Guitar” but also born of Gebhardt’s past life as the singer-songwriter and fellow Indiana native’s trainer.
After a heart attack in the mid 1990s, Mellencamp enlisted the aid of then fitness author and trainer, Gebhardt. Melle
Kris Gebhardt, mixed-media, impressionist painter is adrenalized because he and abstract artist, Angela, Kris’s business partner and wife, are front row spectators as the stale over-sanctioned industry of last century and the vibrating new way to buy and sell art collide, each posturing to take on a new identity in the twenty-first century. Like today’s authors who write and move books without publishers, or tomorrow’s rock icons who are making it without a record label, pain
Previously published in the Spring 2017 edition of Art & Museums Magazine https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/cf7a10_7868f56ac7dd4db1ac84328df4159073.pdf?index=true Art, it’s everywhere, and yet how often do we pay attention to it? The industry behind the thought- provoking pretties is a $66 billion (yes, t hat ’s billion with a “b”) behemoth that is traditionally a very exclusive, relationship-driven, face-to-face business. Pieces range in price from a few dollars to a few hundre