We're both proud and excited to announce a new collection at Modern Rocks Gallery from British artist, Horace Panter, also known as Sir Horace Gentleman, bass player in the British ska 2-Tone band, The Specials.
Although most of his career has been defined by music, Horace graduated in 1975 with a degree in Fine Art from Coventry University. It was there where he met Jerry Dammers, and the concept of the ska/punk band, The Specials, was born. Horace's artistic influences are diverse and range from the Pop Art paraphernalia of artists such as Peter Blake, Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, to the depictions of light in paintings by Edward Hopper and David Hockney.
Click on the image below to view and buy signed limited edition prints from this amazing collection which includes an amazing pop art portrait of Amy Winehouse that was commissioned by The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
His giant cassette paintings show the humble cassette tape as an icon in terms of its place in both musical and cultural history. Each one represents a band or a song that has stood the test of time and become a classic in the pop genre and the recording studio in which it was produced. Many of those studios no longer exist, so each cassette is meticulously researched to look true to the original studio tapes.
These vibrant prints have been exhibited in the UK, New York and LA, and now can be purchased from Modern Rocks Gallery as signed, limited edition prints.