Sunday, September 28, 2008

Style: Rock on, Lamar Sorrento—Purchasable Paintings with an Attitude

Affordable art + rock ‘n’ roll = Lamar Sorrento. A self-proclaimed “world famous artist and musician,” Lamar Sorrento is pure rock ‘n’ roll. In his hometown of Memphis, Sorrento is playing music, performing music, or painting a likeness of any musician who has inspired him. Although Sorrento has gained some celebrity, his art prices have remained—for lack of a better word—cheap. For as low as $75, you can be the proud owner of a Sorrento-original, encased in one of his “incredibly unprofessional self-made frames.” (I should note here, that the homemade frames are almost as cool as Sorrento’s artwork.)

At Sorrento’s DIY-feeling website, become an arm-chair voyeur by catching a glimpse of his 2006 Christmas card photo; a tribute to his deceased cat, Marvin; a list of celebrity clients; and, more importantly, his studio and paintings. If you don’t see anything you like, e-mail the very-responsive Sorrento to directly commission a piece of your own. For a marginal mark-up, you can also purchase a Sorrento at Yard Dog, gallery home of the prolific artists and musicians, Jon Langford and Daniel Johnston. In a time when most music-inspired artists are wooed by the almighty dollar, Sorrento manages to produce paintings that are backed by a genuinely rock ‘n’ roll spirit—gritty and at bargain-basement prices. Details: and

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