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A canvas to the past

The Exchange recently took in two paintings with ties to the 1960's rock scene.
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

If you could “Imagine” that the 1960s are back, then “I’m a Believer.”

The Exchange consignment shop on Orange Avenue has two modern paintings in its shop that might make a baby boomer’s heart skip down Abbey Road.

“Solar Flare,” a painting by Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, and “Imagine,” a 6-foot tall painting of John Lennon by Michael Israel, are ready to be scooped up by lovers of 1960s pop culture.

Prices? “Imagine” is $6,024.95, and “Solar Flare” is $2,524.95.

To compare, that groovy 1960s sports car, the Jaguar XKE, retailed for about $5,600 in 1964.


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I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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