The daily intersection of art and music produces great outcomes. The hit song “Jealous” by Nick Jonas has done an excellent job incorporating the lyrics with the lyrical signs by fine artist Peter Tunney. Jonas and Tunney collaborated to make a visually compelling video. Both have had their successes previously. Today, the street art movement has become main stream – from Luxury Brands like Louis Vuitton or the SLS Hotel use of Retna’s work to street protesters marching in New York behind JRs eyes of Eric Garner. Seeing a Tunney billboard throughout the New York metro area is as easy as taking a drive by Yankee Stadium on the Major Deegan Expressway or perhaps a ride from Laguardia or JFK via the BQE.
For those in the City of Dreams, Manhattan, the wall behind you might actually be a friendly reminder of GRATTITUDE as you sip your Starbucks on Crosby street.
The strength for both artists is in how their art makes a better day for those who experience it. It is a reason why collectors have acquired Surf Boards, Skulls and Basketball Hoops from Peter Tunney. The music video shows the pop connection historically. Tunney’s classic use of the 50’s, retro TV parlays into the homage of Warhol’s Brillo boxes in Tunney’s style and the journey that James Dean found riding along Route 66. For Jonas, he has remained on the top billboard chart for 17 weeks. There likely is something to the song that will make other’s take note. We have.