Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Detail of a new painting

Here is a detail of a small, new painting that I did for a group show in NYC opening on Jan 9, 2010. Since it's a month off, I don't want to reveal the whole thing yet. The painting is called, "A Curious Shelter".
The Art of Amy Crehore

Monday, December 07, 2009

My Special Offer Ends at Midnight Tonight (PST)

Reminder: A free, small pencil drawing of a pierrot, a cat or a monkey (your choice)- inscribed with your name and signed by me- to be included with any purchase of prints, t-shirts or Crehore fine art from Nov 25- Dec 7, 2009 (midnight PST) only. (One drawing limit per person.)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Picasso Aquatints Found in a Book

Thirteen Picasso aquatints were found in a book of poetry that was once owned by his lover Dora Maar. "The aquatints were found by chance earlier this year when Professor Andrés Soria began leafing through the pages of an illustrated edition of a book of poems by the Spanish poet Luis de Góngora, which was bought by Spain's National Library a decade ago." It looks like Picasso had torn the original illustrations out of the book and replaced them with his own.
The 13 etchings are now on display in Madrid, at an exhibition dedicated to the influence of "The Generation of 1927", which includes the painter Salvador Dalí, the poet Federico García Lorca and the film-maker Luis Buñuel. Read article: by Giles Tremlett, the Guardian

Friday, December 04, 2009

Free Crehore Sketch With Purchase Until 12/7/09 Only

I am giving away small, original, signed pencil drawings with any purchase through December 7, 2009. Details are on my homepage:
Only a few days left for this offer!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Glimpse of New Mark Ryden Painting

Paul Kasmin Gallery is showing a Mark Ryden painting at Art Basel Miami Beach . His big-eyed girl with snow-white hair is wearing a party frock made of meat this year. She looks to be dressed for a debutante ball in the old south. He is using a subdued color palette which brings to mind old faded prints found in an antique shop.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Surreal Saints of Breasts and Eyes

Agatha of Sicily
Giovanni Cariani (circa 1485 - 1547)
National Gallery of Scotland
Breasts on a plate
Saint Lucy
Francisco de Zurbarán Spanish, 1598 - 1664,
Eyes on a plate
detail from 'Saint Lucy', Francesco del Cossa, 1473,
oil on panel, National Gallery of Art
Eyes depicted as flowers.
Photo by Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Nude woman holding a plate of eyes.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Pink Lady of the Canyon

How the heck did that get there? The story goes: "One Saturday morning, on October 29, 1966, a massive 60-foot-tall painting of a nude pink lady holding flowers suddenly appeared as you headed into the tunnel on Malibu Canyon Road. " Read full story by marc at: