"The Banana Eater" painting was just featured on boingboing this week (as well as on webmetricsguru and on drawn and artNYC before that) and it actually was the very first painting in the "Monkey Love"series. It was painted over a year ago for "Blab! 17" .
There will be a book signing of "Blab!17"
at the Blab!Show this year, which is scheduled to open at CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA on Sept 23, 2006 at 8:30-11PM.
Other artists in the show include:
Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Lou Brooks, Greg Clarke, Shag, Brian Cronin, Ryan Heshka, Fred Stonehouse, and more.
It was not the first time that I painted squirrel monkeys (or native girls, for that matter). "The Organ Grinder" painting which can be seen on my website in the painting section was the first time that I used the image of the squirrel monkey with a sailor hat. That was painted a few years ago. I just posted the "Banana Eater" really large on the homepage of my website. Looks pretty darn good there.
The Art of Amy Crehore