The song is Brian's beautiful message to humanity with which Wilson ends every concert
Boca Raton, FL (Vocus) December 17, 2009
“Love and Mercy” was inspired by Wilson’s first solo album in 1988. When Wilson received the Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, D.C., the London Boys’ Choir appeared on stage to sing “Love and Mercy” to him. When a tribute show was done a few years ago at the Radio City Music Hall, the Harlem Boys’ Choir also sang this beautiful song to Wilson.
“The song is Brian’s beautiful message to humanity with which Wilson ends every concert,” commented Gladstone. “Dan Mackin conveys the same message of peace and harmony in his artistic interpretation of the song.”
Losing his ability to paint after the tragic death of his 14-year-old son, Mackin found that he was able to paint again when listening to the music of rock and roll icon and Beach Boy Brian Wilson. A friend mailed a letter to Brian Wilson, and the collaboration on a portfolio of art called “Paradise” followed. Mackin works directly with Wilson to bring Wilson’s music to canvas; together they combine the world of art and music into breathtaking pieces of fine art.
If Wilson sings about where you want to be, Mackin paints where you want to be. In the past, Mackin and Wilson have collaborated on artwork built around such songs as “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “God Only Knows,” “In My Room,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” and “Surf’s Up.”
“We are so pleased to represent this Paradise Collection,” commented Gladstone. “The music of Brian Wilson and the art of Dan Mackin is a winning collaboration.”
Mackin/Wilson’s latest collaboration of art and music, “Love and Mercy,” premiered during Fantasy Fest in Key West last month.
With its headquarters in Boca Raton and five retail galleries located throughout Florida, American Royal Arts Corp., celebrating its 24th year in business is the leading publisher of Entertainment Fine Art in the world specializing in the Art of Rock & Roll and Pop Culture.
Founded by Jerry Gladstone in 1986, American Royal Arts holds many worldwide publishing and distribution rights including Elvis Presley Enterprises, Frank Sinatra Enterprises, artist Joe Petruccio, the Dan Mackin-Brian Wilson Collection, Rock and Roll Photographers James Fortune and Peter Simon, Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, the Hulton|Archive, MirrorPix, and more.
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