It hasn’t taken long for the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, located in Las Vegas, to be frequented by the public since the owners Rick, Richard and Cory Harrison are now well known reality TV stars on the History Channel’s show “Pawn Stars”. In fact, these walking and talking libraries, were runners up in the 2012 Time 100 Poll alongside, Alice Walton- Art Collector and daughter of Walmart Founder Sam Walton, and Sara Blakely- creator of Spanx.
On the recent 40th episode of “Pawn Stars”, dealer Rick Harrison and his motley son Corey purchased their third original Denny Dent painting; this time an original John Lennon for $4,500.00. Rick Harrison emphasized how Denny Dent had been coined the world’s only “Rock and Roll Painter”, and the first person to ignite performance art, high -speed painting. Rick and his family say, “everything has a story and a price”, but my time working as Denny’s manager and learning and traveling with Denny was priceless.
To watch this segment again, click here: History Channel ” Pawn Stars” Episode 40 2012
Today, it is remarkable to watch Deny Dent’s artwork become legendary of pop culture, and it is exciting to be a part of this movement he created in performance art.
Follow me on twitter: @brianolsenart