Finished! LEONARD COHEN tribute portrait painted on the house of 2 huge Leonard Cohen fans (61 Bureta Rd, Matua, Tauranga). Huge love out Tom & Sue for approaching & commissioning me to do something so unique & different! It’s already sent a positive ripple effect throughout the area & had heaps of people come check it out today! RIP to a true genius & LEGEND.❤️🙏🏾 #leonardcohen #leonardcohenart
Internationally recognised mural artist Graham “Mr G” Hoete has created what could be a New Zealand first – and it’s located in residential Tauranga. Over the course of two days last week, Hoete spray-painted a portrait of Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen. What made the realistic piece so different was it was painted on the outside of a residential home in Otūmoetai for everyone to see.
This excerpt is from Mural artist Mr G paints portrait of Leonard Cohen on Tauranga house by Scott Yeoman (NZ Herald: July 3, 2018), which has more information and photos. Thanks to the half-dozen readers who alerted me to this mural.
Oana Maria Cajal, whose evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric and its predecessor sites, offers this Picto Video dedicated to Leonard, Love and Salvation.
All posted Cajal videos can be found at Oana Maria Cajal on Cohencentric .
Eliezer (Leonard Cohen) and Marie-Josephe Angelique. Emotions, Power and Strength sharing a wall. 1734, the date Marie-Josephe was killed in public, in the center of the city of Montreal. A reminder of part of the soul of our beautiful city, both what we love and what we’d rather ignore . The part we celebrate: the Arts, and the part that makes us uncomfortable: the slavery past of our city. Both are true. Both are real. And both these people deserve to be celebrated. If you don’t know Marie-Josephe’s story, i invite you to research it: she is a truly amazing and inspiring woman. #missmeart #1734jemesouviens #leonardcohen #mariejosepheangelique #montrealstreetart 📸 @juliansamuel
Located on side wall of Lloydie’s on St Viateur
Thanks to Mimi Lela
More information at Music Series ‘Drawn & Recorded’ Returns for Fourth Season by Mercedes Milligan (Animation Magazine: Apr 24, 2018)
It is reported that Gabriel Byrne is to star in Death of a Ladies’ Man, a new drama that takes its title from the Leonard Cohen song and album of the same name, and which is inspired by the late music legend’s work. The Sunday Times reports that the film, an Irish-Canadian co-production, tells the story of a wayward Irish academic living in Canada who is diagnosed with a brain tumour as his second marriage is coming to an end. Returning to Ireland to finally write his novel, the professor falls in love again. Death of a Ladies’ Man is set to feature several of Cohen’s songs and he is said to have given his blessing to the film before his death in November 2016.
From He’s your man. Gabriel Byrne for Leonard Cohen-inspired film (RTE: Feb 25 2018). The entire article is available at the link.
Introduction: Oana Maria Cajal, whose graphics and videos inspired by Leonard Cohen are familiar to this site’s ongoing readers, is publishing Engravings On Unwritten Snow, a series of Poems and Picto-Impulses dedicated to the Canadian singer-songwriter. The above image and the following poem constitute the seventh and final entry of this series.
Oana Maria Cajal writes:
This is the last of SEVEN ENGRAVINGS ON UNWRITTEN SNOW series, written in Montréal for Leonard Cohen, our great professor of The Holy and The Broken.
They were created, one every 7 days, to represent symbolically a poetical and graphic menorah. My tribute to Leonard, forever in remembrance of his endless love, enduring beacon of salvation in our hour of despair.
Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Seven
For Leonard Cohen
The century before yesterday,
She was waiting for you
On the frozen Quai
Of Effaced Conclusions,
She was waiting on a blank page
For the last draft of your illusions
Suddenly, the sacred ink
Covered the full face of the moon
You were once again lovers and slaves
In the fleeting kiss of the rain,
Your eyes foggy with verses
She, faraway in her tunnel of pain
The crack in everything
Is now healing dark wounds,
Your light is gently getting in,
THE WALL OF MEMORY
IS PRAYER AND SIN
Your singing silence below
Is burning lastly engravings
On the unwritten snow
Posts featuring work by this artist are collected at Oana Maria Cajal.