Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Taste of Pompeii in NYC

Photos by Toni Dalton

Artist Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi in the west villiage (NYC) was painted “Pompeii red” when it was built. Here's what it looked like in 2007 (left) and here's what it looks like today. Perfetto! I love it. He has a painter's eye for this stuff, although some in the neighborhood don't like it. LINK

Friday, July 29, 2011

Flying Underwear

Distinguished people with Anti-Gravity Underwear looking at art that is hanging high on the
walls of this salon-style art gallery.
And here we have Edison's Anti-Gravity Underwear for kids.
The London Punch makes fun of Edison in 1879 over at

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Talk About Comics at Whitney Museum

Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware and Gary Panter talked about early comics last week at the Whitney Museum. There is currently a Lyonel Feininger retrospective at the museum called "At the Edge of the World". “The Kin-der-Kids” and “Wee Willie Winkie’s World,” the comic strips that Lyonel Feininger debuted in 1906, formed the basis of many of his subsequent paintings!
Here's the audio from their panel discussion at the Whitney:

I am quite interested in the history of comics myself and I even published my own comic book in the early '80s. There were 5 issues of "Boys and Girls Grow Up", one per year. Last Gasp was our distributor. Scroll down to see a couple of the covers that I created:
I still have some copies of my comic books in mint condition. They were quite limited. Maybe I will have to do another give-away on this blog. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Messing with masterpieces - enough already!

This gorgeous Gauguin painting was attacked in April at the National Gallery in D.C. by a lunatic and....

Two 17th century Poussin paintings got vandalized with red spray paint just last week at the National Gallery in London. Here's a photo of some of the damage.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crehore Studio Photos 7/23/11

Detail of my new painting shown above - it's a large version on linen of the little oil sketch I did called "Blue Whale Cove". I am continuing the theme of the cove w/ figures.
Someone was talking about Lucian Freud's paint brushes the other day. Here are mine. I use every size, shape and type of brush to create my paintings. My medium is fine oil paint, usually on linen. I basically work wet-on-wet.

The Art of Amy Crehore