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Lorraine Sullivan. The Day the Music Lived, Exclusive Canvas Print

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Lorraine Sullivan. The Day the Music Lived, Exclusive Canvas Print

Lorraine Sullivan. The Day the Music Lived, Exclusive Canvas Print

$95.57 USD

Titled "The Day the Music Lived," this dynamic artwork serves as a juxtaposition to the somber tone of Don McLean's ballad "American Pie," which mourns the loss of innocence in American culture and marks 'the day the music died.' Yet here, we see a visual representation not of loss but of celebration, capturing the spirit of American culture at its peak. The painting portrays a couple dancing in a style that harkens back to the 1950s, a period that "American Pie" romanticizes, embodying the innocence and joy before the cultural shift the song reflects.

The woman’s dress and the man's fashion mirror the iconic styles of the era McLean reminisces about, their dance a visual metaphor for the music and cultural vibrancy that “American Pie” suggests were lost. The setting could easily be a high school gym decorated for a sock hop, a social centerpiece of the time. It's as if the couple is swinging to the very music that McLean's song elegizes, fully immersed in the melodies of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, who were lost in the plane crash of 1959.

The art becomes an act of reclaiming joy, insisting that as long as we can depict and celebrate these moments, the music, indeed, lives on.

.: Made with 100% cotton fabric, the perfect medium for printing highly-detailed and vibrant artwork.
.: Each canvas features 0.0135 inch (13.5 mil) thick fabric that weighs 400gsm making it a highly durable option for great prints that look gorgeous on the long run. 

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  24″ x 36″ 30″ x 30″ 32″ x 48″ 36″ x 36″
Width, in 24.00 30.00 32.00 36.00
Height, in 36.00 30.00 48.00 36.00
Depth, in 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25


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When you unbox your exclusive canvas print, you're not just unveiling a piece of art, but a testament to quality and sustainability. This canvas, crafted from a highly durable blend of cotton and polyester (9.82 oz/yd² (333 g/m²)), boasts a special coating that ensures the vibrancy of the print lasts for years to come. The frame, an embodiment of eco-consciousness, is made from radial pine sourced responsibly from renewable forests, aligning your art choice with environmental stewardship. Installing this masterpiece is a breeze, thanks to soft rubber dots on the back corners of the frame, providing both stability and support to your wall display. Please note, the meticulous production process of these canvases may lead to slight size deviations, within a tolerance of +/- 1/8" (3.2mm), ensuring that each piece is as unique and special as your taste in art.

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