“9 / 11″
Original Oil Painting
Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane and Starship singer, probably the world´s first female rockstar, became famous for her paintings as well. This painting titled “9-11″ was inspired by a burned flag at the World Trade Center. Grace Slick used real ashes for the painting, which shows a pleading Janis Joplin with an american flag furled in the background. Limited Edition lithographs achieve top prices at auctions. This is the opportunity to purchase the original painting.
signed, 46 by 64 cm, Item: #8110177, € 19.500,-
Grace Slick, american artist, was born on October 30, 1939, in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, IL. Her father was an investment banker, and her mother was a singer. The Family moved to Southern California in the mid 40’s, and finally settled in Palo Alto, Ca. where Grace grew up. Grace stayed in the Bay Area until she left to attend Finch College in New England, She later attended the university of Miami and studied art before returning to SF shortly before she joined the Great Society in 1965. Shortly thereafter she and some of the members of Great Society including Darby Slick, the brother of her future husband, Jerry Slick, formed the Jefferson Airplane and recorded the songs White Rabbit and Somebody to love. Through the next 25 years Grace participated in several incarnations of the band including The Jefferson Starship, Starship and several solo albums with Paul Kantner. Grace retired from Rock and Roll in 1989 and began a new career in the visual arts in the mid 90’s. Since then she has had over 100 exhibits and is represented by some of the best Galleries in the US and Europe. Grace’s art communicates the same type of high energy of that in her music of the late ‘60s. Raw and energetic would be a good description for some of her works while detailed and warm would describe others. The portraits of her rock contemporaries contain a certain mystique that comes from Grace’s personal relationship with these people.