Famous Blue Raincoat
by Leonard Cohen
It’s four in the morning, the end of December
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New york is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on clinton street all through the evening.
I hear that you’re building your little house deep in the desert
You’re living for nothing now, I hope you’re keeping some kind of record.
Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?
Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
Youd been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without Lili Marlene
And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobody’s wife…
The “Famous Blue Raincoat” has become symbolic of Cohen, and I felt it had to, in some way be a part of this collection – but how best to visually interpret it became the challenge. Borrowing from Cohen’s own artistic style I explored line drawing – letting the pen, crawl across the page, making a simple yet bold visual statement. ~ Larisa
- Image Size: 15″h x 29″w”
- Watercolour & Ink on Arches 300lb paper
- SOLD – Purchase price $6,000