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Rick Allen

Rick Allen, legendary drummer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Def Leppard, will be making a number of special appearances this December at the Wentworth Galleries in Florida, starting with a stop in Hollywood on Friday, December  9th followed by Boca Raton on December 10th with a final stop in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, December 11th.  See below for exact locations and times. These exciting events are open to the public.

This new and extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals, plus for the first time – works on Metal which is a new medium for the Artist. Also on view will be fan favorites the “Legends Series,” featuring portraits of Charlie Watts, Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash and his renowned “Wings of Hope” series. A portion of each sale will benefit his Project Resiliency  where for over  a dozen years Allen and his wife Lauren Monroe have worked passionately with veterans from Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Allen and Wentworth Galleries will donate a portion of each and every acquisition to benefit the Foundation.

“Painting has been a passion of mine for quite a while and I was inspired to branch out and try some new techniques. One that I particularly enjoyed was working with metal as a medium. I’m really proud of how these new works turned out and I can’t wait to share them at the upcoming Wentworth Gallery Shows in Florida.”  – Rick Allen

Speaking about his favorite pieces, “Saint Charlie,” Allen remarked, “Losing Charlie is the end of an era… if it wasn’t for Charlie I wouldn’t be a drummer… very sweet man who I had the honor of meeting.”

Saint Charlie

“I am honored to host Rick and his art at my galleries.  His work continues to evolve and not only represents his own story of perseverance, resiliency and the human spirit but is also a beacon of hope for others.”   – Christian O’Mahony, Principal Wentworth Gallery

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“Music, Art and Photography have been passions of mine since I was a boy. My life has been a journey of transformation and my art is a reflection of the many facets of dreams and perceptions that have shaped me. Each piece has a story and a connection to my life from my roots in England, my life changing car accident, journey to America, travels around the globe and to my deep connection to Wounded Warriors and their struggle to heal. The collection intends to express messages of hope, transcendence and the human condition.”  – Rick Allen

IN GALLERY APPEARANCES BY RICK ALLEN
(artist will be in attendance at all showings)
 
FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 9  7-10 PM
Wentworth Gallery at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Address: 5804 Seminole Way  #103
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10   5-8 PM
Wentworth Gallery at Boca Raton Town Center Mall
Address:  6000 Glades Road  #1089
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11  2-4 PM
Wentworth Gallery at Las Olas
Address:   819 East Las Olas Blvd.

 

About the Artist

Rick Allen became the drummer for Def Leppard at age 15.  As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, two albums with RIAA diamond certification (10 million albums sold) and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. 

At the height of worldwide fame in 1984, he had a car accident that changed his life. Rick lost an arm, but turned personal tragedy into spiritual transformation and continued his musical career. While he was already a hero to millions of young people, he soon added millions of new admirers. Since then Rick has been reaching out and giving support to others all over the globe by sharing his personal experiences and his love of drumming. Over the past 13 years Rick has reached out to teenage cancer patients, children with special needs, at risk youth in crisis, families of domestic violence and veterans who have served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Maria Shriver’s Best Buddies of CA in 2002 and in 2012, was also awarded the prestigious Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry It Forward Award. Rick continues his work helping wounded warriors through Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program sponsored by his charity foundation the Raven Drum Foundation.

An integral part of Rick’s creative life went public in 2012. After years of personal photographic work, Allen ventured into the fine art world with a blockbuster debut collection of abstract artwork built from rhythm.  Allen has become a pioneer in the new medium, utilizing drumsticks and rhythm to dictate abstract visuals on canvas.

That debut collection, in 2012 featured 300 pieces, quickly sold-out in its initial offering to the public and boasted a sold out exhibition.  A second collection, released in 2013, and titled “Rock-On-Canvas” met with a similar exceptional reception and helped to forge a relationship with America’s leading fine art retailer Wentworth Galleries.  The Artist is pleased to present this new Collection: “Wings of Hope”.
 
 

About Wentworth Gallery

As the leading fine art retailer in the United States with 10 locations, Wentworth Gallery features a wide selection of original artwork, limited editions and sculptures from the world’s most acclaimed artists.  In addition to representing highly collected and heralded artists Peter Max, Mr. Brainwash, Charles Fazzino, Michael Godard, and Romero Britto, Wentworth Gallery exclusively represents artists Paul Stanley from KISS, Rick Allen from Def Leppard, Mickey Hart from The Grateful Dead, Michael Cartellone from Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Brian Wheat from Tesla in their visual artwork. Their website, wentworthgallery.com provides information on featured artists, upcoming exhibits, online orders and directions to the nearest Wentworth Gallery; or call 800-732-6140.

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