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« on: April 26, 2018, 09:09:12 am »

Announcing John's New Website: Paintings and Assemblages
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the new art focused website John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages, featuring larger images and higher quality photos of John's extensive catalog of works ranging from present day going back to 1988. Many of these works have never been seen before! Check out the progression of John's artistry over the years. Paintings are being added on an on-going basis as they get digitally photographed, so be sure to visit the site often!  Any and all art related news, information, reviews and gallery events will be posted to this site. Visit today! https://www.johnmellencampart.com/

John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love And Freedom Exhibit On View April 26th - June 2nd
We are pleased to announce contemporary artist John Mellencamp’s new exhibition, Life, Death, Love, Freedom, opening at ACA Galleries on April 26, 2018 in New York City. This is Mellencamp’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, and will showcase two bodies of work:  Mellencamp’s sculptural assemblages and series of portraits. Read the complete press release on John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages.
https://www.johnmellencampart.com/news/john-mellencamp-life-death-love-and-freedom-exhibit-on-view-april-26th-june-2nd

“Mellencamp paints handsomely grotesque portraits in oil that are as solemn and stirring as his hit songs are catchy and inspirational -- depicting existential scenes and human beings ridden with the angst of the everyday” notes critic Doug McClemont..."

Bob Morris  - Author, Curator And Contributor To The New York Times  - Mellencamp Interview
Bob Morris visited John at his art studio in Indiana to speak with him about his life as a painter,  his development of his paintings and assemblages, and to view his latest works that will be on exhibit at the ACA Galleries in New York City April 26th - June 2nd.  Read this fascinating interview on John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages.
https://www.johnmellencampart.com/news/bob-morris-author-curator-and-contributor-to-the-new-york-times-mellencamp-interview

"Like the characters in the Steinbeck and Faulkner novels he admired in his youth and the dustbowl inflected songs of Woody Guthrie, he paints about alienation and struggle more than joy or ease..."
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 02:53:03 pm »

This website is fantastic! I wonder if any of these paintings would be for sale at some time.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 06:48:51 am »

Many are available for purchase. Contact the ACA Galleries in NYC to inquire and visit their website to learn more about buying or if a piece is for sale.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 12:47:49 pm »

i don't think JM's paintings would sell within the average person's budget though I have not inquired to prove this to be true.  Maybe the team that admins this site could pass along to John a sincere wish and plea?  JM could consider this possibly as a charity fundraising venture of choice if further motivation is needed.  i have dreamed of and would love to own something that JM painted. 

He said in his Jane Pauley interview he always needs to be creating something daily.  Could JM create miniature art pieces, small paintings or even pendant pieces that could be strung up on leather cord of his characters or thoughts?  This might be something those that love JM's art but could not afford a gallery piece could manage to own.  How about it John?  The sale could be launched from his art website too?!
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