Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Newest Work in Slideshow Format

In case anyone missed my show in L.A. last month, here it is in mini slideshow format.

LINK on flickr if you want to see larger images.

Contact for information about acquiring my original art.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

March Hares

Another goodie from Steve Chasmar via flickr
Click to enlarge. Just what is going on here? Two colors of rabbits, I see.
Must be a bunny dance of some sort.

Vintage Cigarette Cards

Girls-with-animals-and-things-on-top-of-their-heads. It's all the rage. I can't count the number of contemporary painters who have followed this fad. Is this where it all started? Here are just a few cigarette cards from the NYPL collection of over 700 hundred series (totaling thousands) from before 1900 to mid-20th century. You won't believe this collection.

NYPL Digital Gallery

The Art of Amy Crehore

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Woman with Flowers and more

Woman with Flowers 2009 12" x 9"
acrylic and oil on panel by Tasha Kusama

Project Room: Tasha Kusama"Prismatic"
April 15-May 9, 2009 (opening Wed 7-9pm April 15)
with a Liz McGrath Solo Show, "Shadowless Summer"
at a sweet little gallery on 128 Rivington in NYC:

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Crehore Tickler Uke #2 Coming...

Here's a glimpse of my design for my fine art Tickler Ukulele #2. As you can see, it is a pineapple shaped uke. I am all finished painting it now, so it is almost there! Built from scratch by a luthier, it has beautiful ivoroid binding around all sides, neck and headstock! Sweet. The top is spruce, the back and sides are mahogany. The neck is carved walnut. The wood is aged to perfection. Gold tuners with amber-colored buttons (I think), mother-of-toilet-seat fingerboard (pearloid), two rings of B&W rossette around sound hole, a thin strip of persimmon down the back of the neck. There is an end graft triangle of B&W ebony with an ivory border, plus an ivory "cloud" inlay on the bottom of the front (made from an old piano key). The bridge is ebony and there is an ebony cap on heel. It won't be long now (I know I promised it over a year ago, but who's counting). It just needs a few finishing touches and then I can photograph it and present it to you. I call it my hybrid Hawaiian/1920's Jazz design - featuring my trademark pierrot and a banana-skirted hula girl. My monkey in a sailor hat makes an appearance on the headstock.
P.S. Look for a spring sale of Tickler uke t-shirts and other prints on my website.
New prints are coming soon.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Jean Dupas (1882-1964)

This is one of my favorite Art Deco works. It was painted by Jean Théodore Dupas (born in 1882 -1964) a French painter, designer, poster artist, and decorator. He won the prix de Rome in 1910. In 1925, he showed this piece, at the Grand Exposition des Art Décoratifs in Paris. It is called "Les Perruches", one of his most famous oils on canvas. It's nice to see the preliminary sketch and a photo of the painting in it's location above a fireplace. Jean Dupas