This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. Future shows: 4th Ephemeral-Territory of Girls Show at Jiro Miura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 2021 and solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, L.A., CA, Spring 2022.
I'm a little late blogging this one. The Prism Gallery in L.A. had this amazing show and installation by Os Gemeos (twin brothers from Brazil), but it closed a week ago. I wish I could have seen this. I saw a huge show of theirs at Deitch Projects in NYC a few years ago that blew me away. I'll never forget it. Fecal Face blog has a ton of photos of the opening here. It looks like they created another magical environment. They spent six weeks on the installation alone. Los Angeles was lucky to have them. George Condo is next at the Prism.
This is a little thumbnail from Van Gogh's illustrated letters to Emile Bernard. He has written notes on the sketch: "blue", "orange". Dig the checkerboard dress on the woman with the fan. Happy Birthday, Van Gogh! More letters here: Morgan Library
Here are three illustrations by an artist named Marjorie Miller. I can't find out much about her, but I really like them. They have a Japanese flair. Here's a link to a couple more . Apparently she only illustrated from 1924 to 1935. That doesn't surprise me, but she was good!
One of my favorite painters is a Swiss painter named Francois-Emile Barraud. Follow this red link for more examples of his fine work (shown above is a painting of a young girl). I blogged about him before.
He died at age 34 in 1934 of tuberculosis. If only he had lived longer. He had a couple of brothers who were also excellent painters (of similar style).
Their names were Aurele and Aime.
Painting by Aurele Barraud
Painting by Aime Barraud
Video about them (showing yet another brother- Charles):