Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Photo of the day!

Now, you know I love this one!
A beautiful photo of Buster Keaton with a pet monkey in a sailor suit.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cat tricks

 Cat with a hula hoop.
(Thanks, Gisele Metten FB)
Bottom photo: I captured my own cat standing on my porch. Isn't she cute?
She kind of resembles the cat with the hula hoop
don't you think? I will have to get her a hula hoop!
You can see how inspirational my own cat is.  
(Photo by Amy Crehore)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Rauch with Guitar

Neo Rauch, Rauch, 2005,
Privatsammlung, courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin und David Zwirner,
New York/London - Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
This is one of my favorite paintings by Neo Rauch.
It is a small self-portrait with a guitar.
There is an exhibit in Brussels at the BOZAR of
his work thru May 19th, 2013. Here's a link with a video of the show:
I heard that his birthday was April 18th.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tickler #3 - A Concert Ukulele (Crehore)

Tickler # 3 is getting near the point where I will soon be painting the top and headstock. This is a photo of the bridge being set up. As you can see, the bridge is made of carved ebony (lovingly carved by luthier Lou Reimuller) - it is my original design, as is the uke itself. There will be bridge pins and a saddle, so this is just a glimpse of what it will look like. There are also many other great features that this photo doesn't even begin to show. I will reveal them a little later on. Stay tuned!
The Art of Amy Crehore
Photos of Lou Reimuller's work bench (luthier).
Lou has worked so hard on this and his craftsmanship is near perfection.
Here's the link to a couple more photos of this # 3 uke in progress on flickr.

Also, Link to Tickler #2 which is a soprano pineapple model (that I designed and Lou built).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Life on the Moon Imagined in 1836

Imagined Life on the Moon (from Smithsonian Picture Libraries)
Leopoldo Galluzzo in 1836
 Thanks Mark, boingboing.net
These reminded me a little bit of Marcel Dzama's art.
He is having a show at David Zwirmer (London) right now.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Yanna's Donut performed by the Hokum Scorchers

This is the Hokum Scorchers's adapted version of a Spark Plug Smith tune of 1933 called "Mama's Donut". We recorded this in 1995. Lou Reimuller plays National guitar and I play the washboard.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Durer's self-portrait and my painting "The Bribe"

 Albrecht Durer, Self-portrait at 13, 1484
"The Bribe" by Amy Crehore, oil on linen, 18" x 24", 2003
This is a painting called "The Bribe" that I completed in 2003. It is based on Albrecht Durer's earliest known work, his self-portrait at age 13. I was always intrigued by this drawing (done in 1484) by Durer. I think I was also looking at Martin Johnson Heade's landscapes at the time. Some of my earlier works have references to images in art history.
Here's the actual painting hanging on my wall above my computer. It has never been shown anywhere (although it did win a chosen award in a national AI competition).
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie (by Amy Crehore)

Here's a small detail of a much larger painting I did in 1993 called "The Story of Memphis Minnie".
These people are Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie.
They were married at one time and played together.
His real name is Joe McCoy and her name is Lizzie Douglas.
"Bumble Bee Blues" was their 1929 hit song.
After they split up, Joe teamed up with his brother Charlie to form the Harlem Hamfats.
Here are the lyrics of the Bumble Bee Blues song with a link to youtube.
(See full painting hanging on my wall in earlier post: here 
Also on my website in painting section)