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A Stratocaster guitar (and player too)
Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 inches (2008)

One of a series of paintings about singers and players ...

"Blackie" sounds like a name one would give a pony . . . or a band name if you add a Rodeo King or two. In this case, of course, Blackie is a Stratocaster guitar named and played by Eric Clapton, he of Yardbirds, Cream, Delaney and Bonnie, Layla, heroin, sherrif shooting, and Slowhand fame.

Naming inanimate things is not just a Clapton thing. BB King has "Lucille; George Harrison had "Rocky"; and I can remember Mad Magazine had a community habiscus (or whatever) named "Arthur". I think everyone is guilty of naming at least a teddie . . .

Eric Clapton is as gifted as they go ... long may he play a slow hand.

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