In 1993 Leonard Cohen received the Juno Award for Best Male Vocalist (Canada’s answer to the Grammies.) Although I was young at the time, I do recall his receipt of the award beginning something to the effect of “only in Canada could I win an award for my singing ability.” He might well issue a similar disclaimer for a new exhibition of his art at the Luminato Arts Festival in Toronto. Why do people think gifted musicians and poets must also have facility in fine art? Does this painting tell us nothing?
Related: Drawn to Cohen’s Artistry – Toronto Star