Monday, February 28, 2011

Winner of my "Barbie as a Saint" contest

A guy named "Kevin" won this piece of original illustration art by me (Amy Crehore) with his answer:
"Saint Barbie of Kitsch, Our Lady of Plastic Curves"
Achieved sainthood after transcending from her born position as the beloved slave/servant of impossible glamour and conscripted consumption to which young hearts and minds were to be warped and molded for the greater corporate benefit to her current status as an icon of impossible glamour, conscripted consumption, transient job security, sexless love, and plastic surgery for an ever widening variety of worshipers who pray to the saint of crushed childhood dreams and plastic curves.

Please email me Kevin!

Thank you all for participating. I hope you had fun!

The Art of Amy Crehore

Friday, February 25, 2011

Final 24 Hours to enter my "Barbie as a Saint" Contest

Win an original piece of illustration art by me (Amy Crehore). I painted it many moons ago for Playboy magazine. (detail shown above)
The contest ends at noon PST, Sat. Feb 26, 2011.
Here's the LINK with rules to my contest.

Dzama at Zwirner

Marcel Dzama's "Behind Every Curtain" Exhibit (Feb 17-March 19, 2011) at David Zwirner in NYC looks interesting. Photo above shows a section of the exhibit and below is a trailer for a surreal film that he made, also part of the exhibit. I'm reminded of wonderfully inventive "theater of the absurd" or dada artists: Alfred Jarry (his Ubu Roi 1896), Hugo Ball and Hannah Hoch who came a bit later.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sweet Crying Virgins

The literal translation means "handsome candy" or "sweet name". There are many crying virgins on this site and they are rated by viewers. Here's number one: Dulce Nombre de Malaga. She has beautiful crystal teardrops. (Spain)
antena3.123listas: LINK

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cartoon about Uke Craze 1916 by Louis M. Glackens

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The Backward Ukulele Player, a great ukulele blog, posted this cartoon from the New York Tribune, illustrated by Louis M. Glackens in 1916. This is perhaps the earliest depiction of the American uke craze that I have seen. It's the NYC craze! The drawing style is fantastic and super funny. This obscure illustrator is the same one that illustrated "Tell 'Em Again Tales" (1924), a children's book written by Marguerite Day, my grandmother's aunt. I did an earlier post about that book: LINK . Louis M. Glackens is the brother of the more famous artist, William Glackens. Not much can be found about Louis online, so I was super glad to run across this rare gem on The Backward Ukulele Player. Big thanks!