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  • He can sell you a bill of love that from anyone else would seem corny and make you believe again – in the long summers of blissful youth, in dancing the night away. You may have seen Bart Davenport fronting the electro future-funk trio called Honeycut, or you may have heard their song "Exodus Honey" in a 2007 iMac ad. Perhaps you caught his one man Folk Rock show between the trees and beards of Big Sur or in England, Spain or Germany. Bart Davenport is a singer-songwriter troubadour who wears his passionate love of West Coast Pop on his sleeve. His songs have captivated audiences worldwide for years, dating back to his time as a frontman for Oakland Garage/Blues combo The Loved Ones.

    Bart Davenport's willingness to experiment is evident in the work he's done as frontman and co-writer for avant-electro group Honeycut, a self-described "studio side-project" whose 2006 debut album The Day I Turned to Glass (released on Quannum Projects) met with critical acclaim and an instant popularity that propelled them to the US festival circuit. With Honeycut on the back burner in late 2007, Bart turned his attention to creating his fourth solo album, Palaces (2008).

    The song "Art Thieves" comes from Bart's reissued first album, Bart Davenport, and appears on Artsongs courtesy of Antenna Farm Records.

Guard With Empty Frames. Photo Source: Lynn Nicholas.

Bart Davenport Art Thieves

After returning the portrait
The art thieves reclined
And spoke of how the millions
Couldn't buy them piece of mind
Couldn't buy them piece of mind

I know you care all of you grifters out there
I know what you need
I stole the love and I lost the very best thing
That I've ever seen

Failed in the arms of an artist
When the painting was through
I must have been inside out
Cause it looked a lot like you
Looked a lot like you

I know you care all of you grifters out there
I know what you need
I stole the love and I lost the very best thing
That I've ever seen...

  • About ART THIEVES
  • As long as there has been art, there have been art thieves. The desire to steal creative work reiterates the centrality of art to the human experience as well as its inherent value.
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