Bass Player Tribute - Trying to Figure it Out


Bass Player Tribute - Trying to Figure it Out

by Stickman


Original Painting - $5,995
36” x 48”
Gallery wrapped and ready to hang.


This fine art limited edition gicleé on canvas is gallery wrapped and ready to hang, available in 3 editions. 

SE Series Edition of 150      $500
18" x 27"

SN Signed & Numbered Edition of 250     $995
24" x 36"

AP Artist Proof Edition of 50      $1,895
5-Color Embellished
30" x 45"


"I guess the first seed of inspiration for this piece was planted awhile back with a new release by the English two-piece band, Royal Blood. For those who aren’t familiar with the band, their sound is anchored by a unique bass playing technique in which they use various pedals and multiple amps to make the electric bass sound like a standard electric guitar and bass at the same time.
This led to a conversation about bass players and the fact that they are underrepresented in my portfolio. The conversation brought up the almost mystic ability of Cliff Burton (Metallica), the mythology surrounding Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), and musicians whose fame had grown so far beyond music that most people would not even realize they played bass–such is the case with Roger Waters and Paul McCartney.
I have always had a soft spot for the instrument due to the style and attitude one could portray simply by how low they slung it–see one of my rock idols, Mr. Nikki Sixx, as evidence of this. And of course, no bass guitar discussion would be complete without talking about the assault brought on by one Lemmy Kilmister and his signature Rickenbacker.
I wanted this piece to portray more of a style and attitude rather than focus on a singular bass player as a reference. The ambiguity of my approach to this piece allowed me to pay tribute to all aforementioned bass players, plus the hundreds more worthy of notice. To close the circle, the title was chosen from a Royal Blood lyric and seemed to fit the song writing feel of the piece." -Stickman

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