Bryce was spotted in California this weekend, not only attending her best friends, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s wedding, but she also attended Bernie Taupin’s opening of his art exhibit. Bernie is Elton John’s longtime lyricist and good friend.
Beverly Hills was feeling the Bern at Galerie Michael on June 6, as longtime Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin opened his largest art exhibit to date, Bernie Taupin; The Artist, the Raconteur & His Blowtorch, running through June 30 and featuring 26 assemblage and sculpture works using American flags, guitars and other found items.
Guests spotted mingling in the spacious 12,000 square foot location at Galerie Michael in the 2 Rodeo Drive shopping complex included actresses Kathleen Quinlan and Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays John’s mother, Sheila, in the biopic Rocketman which chronicles John and Taupin’s long-running collaboration.
The Hollywood Reporter
Large-scale works like “I Was A Highwayman,” with four battered guitars set in a cross over a tattered American flag, call to mind the work of 1960-70s Robert Rauschenberg, as well as abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann and Rauschenberg’s partner, Jasper Johns, who often incorporated the American flag into his work. In Taupin’s work, the flag is often tattered, torn or otherwise maligned, raising the hackles of detractors. But Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy from Bakersfield, California gave him 10 American flags to use in his artwork.