Pop artist Morgan Howell FRSA brings his unique supersize three-dimensional sculptural paintings of 45 RPM singles to Lauderdale House in January 2024.
Fresh from unveiling new works at London’s National Portrait Gallery and The Barbican, Morgan’s “The Art Of Noise” exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces, including previously unseen depictions of records by The Beatles, Cat Stevens and Buddy Holly. Other acts featured include David Bowie, The Clash, The Kinks, Nina Simone, Prince, Pink Floyd, T.Rex, The Who, The Cure and The Rolling Stones.
Morgan creates a one-off unique supersized painting of each single, with natural wear incurred by the treasured disc duly rendered in paint, making for a desirable artwork and consciousness portal for vinyl junkie music heads everywhere. Howell's attention to detail is fastidious, down to the authentically distressed and creased canvas that doubles as up-scaled paper sleeves and the tiny imperfections round the edges of the labels of the 27” vinyl records. He additionally offers prints and also takes commissions as long as he hasn’t painted the song previously.
Howell’s passion has always been art and, in 2005, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art. His work is permanently housed at the BBC HQ and he has exhibited at South By South West in Austin, Texas and the Isle Of Wight Festival, His painting of David Bowie’s 'The Jean Genie' sits proudly on the wall at Sony Music, 'Yesterday' by The Beatles was displayed at the iconic Capitol Building in L.A.. Morgan’s collectors include Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Blur, The Stone Roses, actor Jude Law, The Kinks, Fatboy Slim, ZZ Top, director Edgar Wright, composer Hans Zimmer and Neil Diamond.