September 9, 2011
John Hendrix, Yuko Shimizu, and Gary Baseman are among a celebrated list of illustrators showcasing their work for Rolling Stone at The Society of Illustrators in New York City. “Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review” includes over 80 original illustrations commissioned for the Record Review column of the magazine. The art spans over four decades and represents music legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, and Bob Dylan. The exhibit will also include rock and roll memorabilia and ephemera on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio.
John Hendrix’s featured illustration is his first for the magazine, for the Beastie Boys’ 2004 album “To The Five Boroughs.” The album had post-9/11 themes and Hendrix chose to highlight them and the band’s native New York setting in the artwork. The band is seen standing over Downtown Manhattan, facing the Statue of Liberty, whose torch has been replaced by a microphone.
Yuko Shimizu’s illustration in the show is for Garbage’s 2005 album “Bleed Like Me”. Lead singer Shirley Manson is seen front and center, with the stripes of her outfit bleeding out into the background where her bandmates appear in black, each holding a heart.
Two of Gary Baseman’s illustrations for Rolling Stone are included in the show. The first was for Fiona Apple’s 1999 album “When the Pawn…” The second was for Sheryl Crow’s self-titled album from 1996. They are both acrylic on canvas.
“Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review” is on now at The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators. The museum will hold an opening reception tonight at 6:30 pm. The show will run until October 22nd. For more information visit The Society of Illustrators website here.
See more of John Hendrix’s illustrations here.
See more of Yuko Shimizu’s illustrations here.
See more of Gary Baseman’s illustrations here.