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Major exhibition of works by Bernie Taupin announced
Wednesday, November 2 2016

Waterhouse & Dodd, the international dealership with galleries in Europe and the USA, is delighted to present Bernie Taupin'sartwork in his first solo exhibition in New York City.

There is some obvious synergy between Waterhouse & Dodd and Taupin as both gallery and artist have British backgrounds, they have made names in the U.S. while in the U.K., then moved here and embraced the fabric of American culture. Taupin's love and commitment to the U.S. and the stars and stripes is intense, and as a U.S. citizen he no longer regards himself as British. Artistically, he has immersed himself in the vocabulary of American abstract art ever since he was inspired by long visits to New York museums in 1970 and 1971.

'Antiphona', the carefully chosen title to the show, is Taupin's response to his musical past, and a declaration of his dedication to his current and future life as a visual artist. Most highly creative individuals are capable of inspired work in different artistic fields, but few achieve it; Taupin has.

Although more known for his hugely successful 49-year collaboration with Elton John, Taupin has considered himself as primarily a visual artist since the '90s, with his work as a lyricist taking a back seat. He believes that his visual art is music for the eyes. In the last 10 years he has exhibited widely with great success, and 'Antiphona' will bring his work to the eyes of a New York audience.

Bernie Taupin manipulates a wide range of media into abstract works that only hint at narrative and yet are loaded with dynamism. While creating his new body of work, virtually any material was subject to serve in his creative arsenal, including cloth, bubble wrap, wire, and metal.

For more information or high-res images, please contact Sandra@waterhousedodd.com or call the gallery at +1 (212) 717-9100.

There are two availabilities for interview on November 3, 2016, please contact Sandra Waterhouse for information. Questions to be restricted to Bernie Taupin's art.

Exhibition dates: November 4 30, 2016 at 960 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

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