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Rock star paintings go on display at Liverpool's View Two Gallery

Portraits of David Bowie, Sid Vicious, Joe Strummer and The Beatles among the works on display

Bryan Ferry by Paul Terence Madden
Bryan Ferry by Paul Terence Madden

DAVID Bowie, Sid Vicious, Joe Strummer, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Kraftwerk are feature among 40 paintings of rock heroes going on display at Liverpool's View Two Gallery from Friday.

 They have been created by graphic designer Paul Terence Madden, who spent his nights away from the office watching bands such as the Sex Pistols.

  Madden grew up in Ellesmere Port before studying at Chester Art School, where he became life-long friends with Steve Lindsey, bassist from Liverpool Art School cult band Deaf School.

  He then attended London College of Printing before working in a Soho graphic art studio.


  A decade ago, Madden began painting his musical heroes in acrylic paint. His works on canvas feature stencilled lyrics and touches of semi-legible graffiti.

 He says: “This endless exhibition is a true homage, a reflection of my life connected to the world of music.

“The paintings are of people I love and admire. They are a reflection of that real dreamworld which I am lucky enough to live in and enjoy.”

 His View Two exhibition will be in two parts – with more art works revealed in May.

Rock Boys…And? By Paul Terence Madden is at Liverpool’s View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, from Friday, March 28 and will run for three months.

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