Sunday, August 15, 2010

Escape to San Francisco

I took a little trip to San Francisco last week to check out galleries and have some fun. I met my friend from L.A. and we stayed in the Westin St. Francis which was located right in the heart of Union Square. From there, we walked to galleries, restaurants, Chinatown and Market Street, museums, etc. The 20th floor, where I stayed, had a great view of the city, sky and water.

Here, I'm posing in front of a massage parlor near Union Square. I like the wacky window display. The city was super windy and you can see my hair blowing in this photo.
My favorite restaurant was Le Colonial, a French Vietnamese place (located in an alley) with an elegant dining room, plus an upstairs lounge that had a jazz/blues band. One could spend hours there with friends and not have to go anywhere else. The atmosphere was so perfect.
Here I am inside the beautiful Xanadu Gallery on Maiden Lane, San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building. Frank renovated this building in 1948 (a gift shop) and used it as the prototype for the Guggenheim Museum. The people who worked here were super friendly, as were all of the people that I talked to in San Francisco galleries (which I will blog about next).
Posing outside of the Olympic Club which had two exceptionally well-endowed statues.
Inside Harry Denton's Starlight Room at the top of the Sir Francis Drake hotel. Incredible view of the city from the dance floor, plus funky vintage decor. Unfortunately, it was the wrong night and the wrong mood with pounding disco music instead of jazz.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hobo Blues

John Lee Hooker live 1965 At American Folk Blues Festival

I'll be gone for a few days. I encourage you to investigate the archives of this blog
while I'm gone. See ya! Amy

Monday, August 09, 2010

Family Portrait, Arizona, Early 20th Century

Originally uploaded by ricksoloway
"These are some wonderful portraits discovered in an archive at the Douglas Historical Society that starts around 1905 and runs through the first two decades of that century. This is the era when Mexican populist rebel Pancho Villa was shooting up the area, and there was much turmoil on the Mexican border."
From Ricksoloway's flickr, Cochise County Set

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Rare Fairies Vase by Overbeck Sisters on Ebay

There were six Overbeck sisters. Four of them established Overbeck Pottery in their home in Cambridge City, Indiana. They won many awards from 1911 to 1955. (Elizabeth Overbeck made the vase shown above.) Read about the Overbeck sisters HERE on a site dedicated to artists of Wayne County, Indiana. More history HERE.
Follow this link to see Fairies Vase on ebay:
I wrote about the mysterious Cottingley Fairies photographs (1917) HERE

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

At 99% Gallery, Brooklyn, Friday Aug 6

Detail of Hokum Hallelujah by Amy Crehore
I have a painting in the New Order Show. If you live nearby you can go to the closing reception on Friday, August 6, 2010. 7-10 pm. 99 N. 10th, Brooklyn, NY