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Billy Joel’s creative director Steve Cohen announces new exhibit (Includes interview)

This exhibit will take place on Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton on Long Island. This show will feature three new works as part of his “Origin” series. “These are large works telling a story of Earth, gravity and the elemental force behind nature producing art. They are abstract interpretations of creation,” he said.

“This has been a great year for me, having my work included in collections of Billy and Alexis Joel, Jimmy and Margo Nederlander and Miami collectors Paul Vogel and Grela Orihuela,” he said.

“With two successful exhibits in West Hollywood at the Eric Buterbaugh Gallery and at Aqua art fair in Miami during Art Basel in 2018 and this my second White Room show, the work is being well-received and gracing homes around the country,” he acknowledged.

Cohen is one of the most successful lighting designers in the entertainment business. In his career, he has worked extensively with such artists as The Eagles, John Mellencamp, as well as the “Piano Man” himself, who he has been with for the past 45 years.

He noted that his “day job” as Billy Joel and the Eagles’ creative director and lighting designer, affords him the constant inspiration to paint. “These new works are an evolution of that inspiration,” he said.

Read More: Digital Journal chatted with Steve Cohen back in December of 2018.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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