Thursday, June 30, 2011

2 NEW Limited Edition Prints by Amy Crehore

"Homage to the King of Cats" by Amy Crehore
Limited edition signed print
"The Waiting Pool" by Amy Crehore
Limited edition signed print
It's been a couple of years since I released any prints of my paintings. I am excited to be releasing two new prints today. Only 50 in each edition. A big cat, girl blowing a horn, bathing beauties, ukulele music, a miniature horse. Perhaps you will see something you like.
If you order a signed giclee print by July 4th midnight (PST), you will have a chance to win one of my letterpress prints.
Here is the LINK to buy the new prints.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Airship Harmonicas from the past

This image is from an interesting blog called How to be a Retronaut. ("Ever get the feeling you're living in the wrong time?") See more Airship Harmonicas like this one here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

FOUND! Little Laura Dukes Playing Ukulele 1970s

This video made my day! They called her "Little Bit". I had no idea that there was a film of Little Laura Dukes, my favorite ukulele player! I blogged about her once and did this painting of her in 1993. Here is a LINK to my blog post (and my painting with complete frame).
Thanks, Kirk Taylor for alerting me to this video and thanks bobany1 for providing video.
Read more info on Little Laura Duke's life here, also!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Frauenfelder's Gweek podcast is going strong...

Have you heard of Gweek? It's a podcast.
The editors of Boing Boing talk about and interview the creators of comic books, science fiction, videogames, movies, and more. Mark Frauenfelder says about Gweek #7: "In this episode of Gweek, Rob and I spoke with Adam Parfrey and Jodi Wille, proprietors of the non-fiction book publishers, Feral House and Process Media."
We have "Lexicon Devil" (about The Germs) and "Apocalypse Culture II" at home.
Both books are published by Feral House.
Here's the link to Gweek on itunes: LINK

Friday, June 17, 2011

Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali

Adrien Brody was fantastic in the new Woody Allen movie, "Midnight in Paris" (which I went to see on my birthday). It's a great movie with some wonderful sequences that transport us back in time to the art/literary world of Paris in the 1920s. Brody simply nailed Salvador Dali with an over-the-top performance that was pitch perfect. Of course, he had a wealth of references to study such as the 1968 French commercial for Lanvin chocolate or this 1957 "What's My Line? , not to mention beautiful old photos like this one of Dali posing with a rhino. Brody also looks a lot like the lanky artist which doesn't hurt. And did you know that Hitchcock's dreams in Spellbound 1945 were designed by Dali? (follow links to view). What a perfect casting choice. I always liked Adrien Brody ever since I saw him in The Pianist.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sea No Evil Art Show 2011 is happening June 25th

"Blue Whale Cove"- oil painting by Amy Crehore 2011 SOLD
I shipped off my little painting (in antiqued gold frame) to Riverside, CA for the Sea No Evil Benefit to be held June 25, 2011 at 6pm. The band She Wants Revenge will be providing music that night. For more details about the show:
Here's a video about this year's show and the wonderful people behind the scenes:

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Fair Brothers at Yard Dog Gallery, Austin, TX

Crossroad 2 by David Fair
Pow Pow Ow by Jad Fair
Opening Saturday, June 11, 2011 (my birthday) in Austin, TX is an exhibit at
by David and Jad Fair.
Each brother has a distinct style of paper cutting.
Each brother has a great sense of humor. I love them both! This sounds like fun.
Exhibit will be up through July 10.
Jad & David Fair (Half Japanese) will perform at the opening,
accompanied by guitarist Mark Jickling.
1510 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Parades of Pink Flamingos

Each day, as I take my hike up the hill, I notice more houses sporting parades of pink flamingos in their front yards. Sometimes one house will trade them off to another house, but there are at least three houses right now with these crazy decorations. I was puzzled about it and wondered if the purpose was to scare the deer away from eating flowers. Then, after searching online, I found a forum that mentioned "pink flamingos are uglier than wild turkeys and would scare them off". We have had many wild turkeys roaming the neighborhoods and grazing on lawns for the last year or so. There was even an albino turkey in the pack. I thought they were sort of cute, but I guess it has gotten so bad that the neighbors became desperate to try anything to make them go away. Even if it means having dozens of tacky plastic flamingos in their front yards! Hope it works. On the way down the hill, I saw the turkeys doing their thing.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Hobo Clown Film by Allison Schulnik

I'm blown away by the beauty of this animation. See her paintings here: Allison Schulnik

Jared Joslin Paintings in Chicago

Painting by Jared Joslin
If you are in Chicago, go see Jared Joslin's solo art show "Stop, Look and Glisten" at Firecat Projects, 2124 N. Damen Ave.- it opened May 27th and will be on view until June 18th.
It looks like a magical show with a magical theme.
His website has an abundance of super nice paintings:

Friday, June 03, 2011

La Biennale di Venezia

What is this? It's art, of course! Some things look a little more like science projects.
"A man jogs on top of an overturned armoured tank in an installation by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla (U.S.A.) during the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice on June 2, 2011."
Interesting tidbit: These two artists live in Puerto Rico. She went to the U. of Richmond (VA).
I wonder if the man on the tank had an understudy, just in case he got tired of jogging.
I went to the Venice Biennial once a long time ago. I think it was Jasper Johns' year when he was awarded the grand prize for painting. There were only 40 countries represented then.
Biennale WEBSITE