Monday, July 30, 2012

Herge and Luke Davies

When author Luke Davies was a young boy he corresponded for a few years with none other than Herge himself, the creator of Tintin. Read his surprising story and see a collection of letters and drawings here:
Luke is a fan of my art, too. Thanks, Luke!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Robert Schwartz Paintings on View in San Francisco

( Click to enlarge) The Tight Fit 6" x 7" 1993 by Robert Schwartz
A Clay Horse on Wheels 6.5"x8" gouache on paper 1994 by Robert Schwartz
One of my favorite artists, Robert Schwartz (deceased),
 will be part of a show with sculptor David Beck
opening on Friday, July 13, 2012 5-7pm at
 201 Post Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA
July 13- September 28, 2012
Don't miss seeing these small gouache paintings if you live nearby.
I saw his work a couple years ago at Hackett/Mill and it is amazing.
I'm lucky to own a book of his work: "Dream Games".
Looks like you can still get one through amazon ,but it is expensive.
Here is a link to more work by Robert Schwartz (a show last year at Babcock in NYC).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Polka-Dot Kusama Clothing Line Unveiled

To coincide with the Yayoi Kusama Retrospective at the Whitney Museum:
(slide show, Vogue)
Kusama is 83 years old.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Sometimes Mothers Are Furniture

I'm jumping on the "hidden mother" bandwagon. These Victorian portraits are too good to pass up: mothers are hidden under blankets and curtains, literally becoming pieces of furniture, just to get their kids to stand or sit still for a cabinet photograph (which took a lot longer to shoot back then).
For more examples follow LINK , LINK , Hidden Mother flickr group.
Thanks, Carlos Lara 

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Photo of the Day

I found this photo here: LINK 
Sculptor (above) is making the prototype for the mold for mannequins like the one Lou Reimuller used to build his Teenar, girl guitar (below). Right now, Lou is finishing up Tickler Uke #3, a beautiful custom concert ukulele (that I designed).

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Some Photos From Recent Trip to L.A.

Kirsten Anderson (of Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle) and artist Joey Remmers pose in front of a magnificent Nick Brandt photo at the Kingdom Animalia show in Anaheim Hills, CA on Friday evening, June 29th, 2012. (See my previous blog post for more details and info: LINK  )
I'm standing in front of a wall of paintings (my "Blue Mirror" painting is to the left of my head) at the Kingdom Animalia Show. It was a lovely opening - lots of excellent animal-themed works complete with fabulous food and ice sculpture- to benefit the Big Life Foundation.  LINK to artwork.
Back at the hotel. It had an ocean view from the terrace.
I got lucky on Saturday. Artist Joshua Petker was having an artist talk about his show ("Adrift") with Howard Fox (who was LACMA curator of Contemporary Art for many years) at LeBasse Projects. Wonderful show. Great people. Thank you Beau Basse.
On Saturday, I also got to see an amazing show of paintings and ceramic sculptures by Allison Schulnik ("Salty Air") at Mark Moore Gallery. I blogged about her animations earlier (Hobo Clown and Mound ). They were showing "Mound" in the back room.