Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"Blue Skies and Monsters" by Jad Fair

Passengers by Jad Fair
Skeleton Giant by Jad Fair
You're Next by Jad Fair

They are amazingly clever, bold, funny and unique. They are paper cuts by Jad Fair. He offers them up on his website for sale. I posted 3 from his "monster section". They are all sold, however, but there are more. Have a look:
I have blogged about Jad before, but I have not blogged about his book, "Blue Skies and Monsters" published in Japan in 2006 by Map. Jad was kind enough to send me this book last May. Inside of it's beautiful sky-blue cover, one finds zillions of these folk art cut outs. The book also has drawings, a discography (starting with the musical group Half-Japanese) and a dvd slipped into the back cover that has even more surprises. You can buy a copy here. It's a high quality art book and I recommend it if you are lucky enough to snag yourself a copy. John Zorn says, "Jad Fair is the real deal. In a world of crumbling values his artistic vision remains consistently honest, authentic and original."
Thanks, Jad. This is my favorite book of the year.

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Coop's Line is So Fine

Here's the new boingboing t-shirt by Coop. It's nice! I was fortunate enough to meet Coop and Ruth at the Felt Club/Maker Faire in L.A. last month. I have always admired his superb drawing skills. Here's a link to the T-shirt. Order yours now for the holidays. While you are there, check out all of the other cool stuff that Coop has to offer. Yipes!

(Thanks, boingboing )

Monday, December 10, 2007

Saint Nicholas in all of his Glory

Gerard David, Three Legends of St Nicholas, 1500
National Gallery of Scotland
Read about the true story of Santa Claus at the St. Nicholas Center website and view a gallery of masterpieces starring St. Nicholas (like the one above by Gerard David).
Fra Angelico painted this saint many times, too. Nick was fond of saving children. He wore pink gloves, carried a fancy gold staff and, in some cases, I think he could fly, too. I like this image. It's medieval-ly strange and beautifully painted.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Art Basel Miami Report from THE SMART SET

My Mom went to Drexel University. Today, I found an interesting online magazine, sponsored by Drexel U., as I was searching for articles about Art Basel Miami 2007. It's called "The Smart Set". It has a great-looking masthead which appears to be straight out of the 1920's (or even earlier). Morgan Meis is reporting from Miami and he seems to be a very funny man, so I will be checking back to see what he has to say as he makes his way through the fair day-by-day.
Here is his first installment: Art Basel Miami Beach Day 1 .
I wonder if he will make it to the KNOW exhibition at the Art Now Fair in the Claremont Hotel between now and Sunday evening. So much to see, so little time. I hope he does because that is where I am showing my two small paintings at Mark Murphy's booth number 215.

Deep Pop Art Show in NY, Jan. 2007

I know it's a bit early to blog this and I haven't decided what painting I am going to send yet, but I wanted to alert people in the NY area that this big group show curated by Andrew Michael Ford will be happening at the end of January, 2007 in New Rochelle at Iona College. Here is the link to names of 63 artists participating:
More later about this!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The J-Walk Blog

HA HA HA!!! This made my day today!
Quick! Go have a look at the
They blogged my complete"Banjo Gal" outfit! Sweet!
I knew she was a high fashion gal. This is what blogging is all about, eh? I didn't know there were actually places to buy B&W polka dot shoes or giant dice. I just made it all up when I painted "Banjo Gal" a few years ago.

Amy Crehore's Artist-Signed, Limited Edition Prints Make Nice Gifts

"Roaming Tomcat Rag" by Amy Crehore, signed, limited edition fine giclee, $90.(Blues Gal Series) Only 50 in edition! "Banjo Gal" by Amy Crehore, signed, limited edition fine giclee print, $79. (Little Pierrot Series) 250 in each edition/five different prints available "The Flower Muncher" by Amy Crehore, signed, limited edition giclee print, $200.(Monkey Love Series) only 100 in each edition/six prints available
My "Roaming Tomcat Rag" print has been selling very quickly and won't last long (only 50 in this edition). Order this print from my homepage , click here:
Order by Dec. 17th, 2007 to get a print in time for Xmas. These prints are all high quality fine art giclee prints - printed on the finest paper with the finest printer. Each print is individually hand-signed by the artist and numbered.
Free shipping on all prints. Free postcards and certificate of authenticity also come with prints.
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