Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dinner With Henry (Miller) and Other Cool Art Films

Here's a 30 minute film of Henry Miller made a year before he died when he was 87 years old (1979) directed by Richard Young. He's having dinner with actress Brenda Venus and the film crew. Check out this link for other interesting art films:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Audrey Hepburn and her Pet Fawn

Here's a link to a story about Audrey Hepburn's baby deer, Pippen, at 
More photos: LINK , LINK

"Boys Head" by Lucian Freud

I like this "Boy's Head" painting by Lucian Freud 1952 which sold for $5 million at Sotheby's recently. (artinfo) Isn't this a typically natural pose for a bored young boy? That's what makes this painting so good.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A "Jug Band" Cub Scout Badge

These illustrations show us how a kid could earn a jug band badge in Cub Scouts. Steve Lodefink of FINKBUILT blog posted these images to his flickr. 
I'm wondering if the Brownies have a similar badge?
Looks like fun.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Celebrating Gumby's Creator Art Clokey- Gumby on the Moon

Arthur "Art" Clokey (October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation.
 Thanks. Bob Jinx

Friday, October 07, 2011

Boris Chaliapin (1904-1979), Portraits and Nudes

 Marilyn Monroe
 Princess Margaret
Jacqueline Kennedy
Reclining Nude 1928
Standing Nude 1929
Boris Chaliapin, son of a famous Russian singer, was a prolific artist. He painted the gorgeous nudes shown above when he was only 25 and later became an illustrator for Time Magazine specializing in portraits. He created 550 Time covers (414 were published) from 1942 to 1970. His technique was smooth, sensitive and precise. He painted just about every famous person and then some. Pretty amazing!
More images and text here: LINK and LINK

Where Art Meets Comics

Looks like the October issue of  "Art News" has Daniel Clowes on the cover. He's a favorite of mine. There is also a new interview with Daniel at
which mentions a travelling museum show starting at the Oakland Museum in April 2012. Cool.

The Art of Amy Crehore