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Lyle Lovett

Image for Lyle Lovett
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition Label
Born Klein, Texas
Texas musician Lyle Lovett grew up in a ranching community north of Houston, his songwriting shaped by the diverse musical traditions of the American Southwest. Although typically associated with the country genre, Lovett has incorporated elements of folk, swing, blues, gospel, and jazz into his music. He is equally well-known for the narratives of his songs, which can range from elegiac laments to witty, sometimes outlandish, farces to full-throated celebrations. Since 1986, he has released thirteen albums, many with his renowned "Large Band," a supporting cast that includes guitars, a cellist, a piano, a horn section, and several backup singers. In recent years Lovett has also acted in a number of films and television productions. Sidelined for six months in 2002 after being trampled by a bull, Lovett wrestles one to the ground in this 2004 photograph by Martin Schoeller.
Artist
Martin Schoeller, born 1968
Sitter
Lyle Pierce Lovett, born 1 Nov 1957
Date
2004 (printed 2010)
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Medium
Archival pigment print
Dimensions
Image: 58.6 x 58.5cm (23 1/16 x 23 1/16")
Sheet: 73.8 x 73.8cm (29 1/16 x 29 1/16")
Mat: 78.7 x 78.7cm (31 x 31")
Frame: 81.9 × 81.9 × 3.5cm (32 1/4 × 32 1/4 × 1 3/8")
Type
Photograph
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Object number
NPG.2010.38
Topic
Exterior\Landscape\Rural
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree
Costume\Jewelry\Watch
Nature & Environment\Animal\Cow
Costume\Footwear\Boots
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Costume\Dress Accessory\Spurs
Lyle Pierce Lovett: Male
Lyle Pierce Lovett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Lyle Pierce Lovett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Lyle Pierce Lovett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Portrait
Place
United States\Texas\Harrison\Gainesville
Restrictions & Rights
© 2004 Martin Schoeller