Backstage Tasting Lounge
The Art of Lennon, Wood, & Slick
December 1, 2016 - March 2017
John Lennon: Best-known for his role in the Beatles, John Lennon returned to his art student roots during the band’s final years, famously crafting a series of lithographs celebrating his marriage to Yoko Ono. The collection, entitled “Bag One” Portfolio, debuted at the London Art Gallery in January 1970. Scotland Yard quickly deemed his work obscene, confiscating several erotic lithographs only a day after opening. They returned the artwork only after a judge ruled in John’s favor. Now widely-praised, “Bag One” Portfolio regularly travels around the country, and has a permanent home at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Ronnie Wood: Before pursuing music professionally, Ronnie Wood received formal art training at Ealing College of Art at London. Throughout the years, Ronnie has nurtured both his artistic and musical sides. It is as natural to find him with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits of contemporaries and finding inspiration from his musical influences. After producing his first prints in America in the early 1980s, he devoted a considerable amount of time to printmaking—namely etching, drypoint, screenprint, and digital.
Grace Slick: Often considered a 1960s rock icon, Grace Slick formed the Jefferson Airplane and several incarnations of the band—including The Jefferson Starship, Starship and multiple solo albums with Paul Kantner. She retired from music in 1989, and began a new career in the visual arts in the mid-90s. Her first show was in Fort Lauderdale in 2000. Since then, she has had over 200 exhibits and is represented by some of the best galleries in the U.S. Grace now lives in Malibu, CA, and paints daily.
Get a Backstage pass for access to our limited production wines. This cool and comfortable lounge also features rotating art exhibits and, of course, classic rock music. Prior reservation required.
On this experience, we are unable to accommodate anyone who is less than 21 years of age; this includes toddlers and babies in arms. Maximum party size of eight guests.