when lamps become songs.

to the

"Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty
Take me home (Oh, won't you please take me home)

Rags to riches
Or so they say
You gotta
Keep pushin' for the fortune and fame
You know it's, it's all a gamble
When it's just a game
You treat it like a capitol crime
Everybody' doin' their time"

-guns n roses.

Paradise Lamp
, 1967
Acrylic on canvas wrapped over wood in two parts with plastic interior cylinder and light bulb. 21 1/2 x 17 x 8 in. (54.6 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm). Signed, titled and dated “John Wesley Paradise Lamp 1967” on shade interior

via here phillips de pury and company, upcoming auction...
the estate of mrs. harry n abrams
april 7, 2010