Date: Published Sept 2008
Signed By: Deborah Feingold in Pencil
Edition: 21 Prints Available World Wide
Dimensions: Image 36 x 42cm / Paper 52 x 60 cm
Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing
Condition: New – mint condition
Medium: Archival Giclee On 300gsm Fine Art Paper
Leonard Norman Cohen, CC, GOQ (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and artist. Cohen published his first book of poetry in Montreal in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. His work often deals with the exploration of religion, isolation, sexuality and complex interpersonal relationships.
Musically, Cohen’s earliest songs (many of which appeared on the 1967 album, Songs of Leonard Cohen) were rooted in European folk music.
In the 1970s, his material encompassed pop, cabaret and world music. Since the 1980s his high baritone voice has evolved into lower registers (bass baritone and bass), with accompaniment from electronic synthesizers and female backing singers.
Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959, in Santa Monica, California) is an American songwriter and singer known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music.
Two of Vega’s songs (both from her second albumSolitude Standing, 1987) reached the top 10 of various chart listings, internationally: “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner”. The latter has been covered by many artists.
Vega’s mother, Pat Vega, is a computer systems analyst of German-Swedish heritage. Her father, Richard Peck, is of Scottish-English-Irish extraction and works in graphics. Her stepfather, Ed Vega, also known as Edgardo Vega Yunque, was a writer and teacher from Puerto Rico.
In 1984, she received a major label recording contract.
Vega’s self-titled debut album was released in 1985 and was well-received by critics in the U.S.;it reached platinum status in the United Kingdom. Produced by Lenny Kaye and Steve Addabbo, the songs feature Vega’s acoustic guitar in straightforward arrangements. A video was released for the album’s song “Marlene on the Wall”, which went into MTV and VH1’s rotations.
Her next effort, Solitude Standing (1987), garnered critical and commercial success including two hit singles: “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka,” the latter of which was an international success. Originally a bootleg, Vega allowed DNA to release the track through her record company, and it became her all-time biggest hit.