Burt Shonberg "Out Here" - High Quality Print - 12" x 18"



The title of this art piece is "OUT HERE".  It is shipped with a letter of authenticity and stamped with an official Burt Shonberg Art stamp.

This painting was used as the cover for the Arthur Lee & Love LP titled "Out Here". The original painting is 3 X 4 feet in size painted on masonite board with casein as the paint material.  Shonberg's art is very hard to find. 

This painting depicts the artist sitting on a hilltop in Joshua Tree National Monument near Palm Springs, California.  This area was visited many times during the 60s by Hollywood "insiders" who participated in taking Peyote with the aid of an Inter-Tribal Medicine Man from the Shumash Tribe named "Semu", and also known lovingly by his tribe as "Grandfather".  Note Shonberg is smoking a cigarette and the features of his face and head have melded into the universe while the mind expanding experience allowed Shonberg to visit another "reality".

Some of Shonberg's paintings and other works of art can be seen on his website: www.burtshonberg.com.


About the artist:

Burt Shonberg was born in Revere, Massachusetts on March 30, 1933. After completing high school, Burt joined the U.S. Army 1950 and spent two years serving his country. While in the Army Burt painted murals in the mess hall and was immediately recognized as a talented "artist". Burt attended the Boston Musuem of Fine Arts from 1953 to 1955. After Art school Burt traveled to Los Angeles in 1957 and met the talented writer, George Clayton Johnson. Burt and George Clayton Johnson partnered in a venture opening a coffee house in Laguna Beach, California called Cafe Frankenstein (on the web). Burt and George became close friends. George was later to become one of television's top writers with his scripts being used by many of TVs very popular programs during the 60s. Burt continued on his art career painting murals for various night clubs, restaurants, and coffe houses, then on to painting some of the most prolific pieces ever to be seen in the art world. Some of these paintings have graced the covers of musical artists of the 60s - 80s, including Arthur Lee & Love, Mike Finnigan & Jerry Wood (Crazed Hiptsters album), and the band Spirit's famous "Spirit of 76 -Tampa Jam Electro Jam - From The Time Coast".  Burt had one major showcase of his works in 1968 in Los Angeles at which time all of the paintings were sold. Burt's art is owned by many Hollywood celebrities and other people in the show business industry. 

Burt Shonberg passed away September 16, 1977 at his home in Seal Beach, California that he shared with his very close friend, Ledru Shoopman Baker III. 

On September 12, 2008, Ledru Shoopman Baker III passed away in the very same home that he occupied with Burt Shonberg in Seal Beach, California.  Mr. Baker was an accomplished artist in his own right and his works can be seen on the same website as Burt Shonberg.




Burt Shonberg "Out Here" - High Quality Print - 12" x 18"
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  • Burt Shonberg "Out Here" - High Quality Print - 12" x 18"