Thursday, April 11, 2013

Life on the Moon Imagined in 1836

Imagined Life on the Moon (from Smithsonian Picture Libraries)
Leopoldo Galluzzo in 1836
 Thanks Mark,
These reminded me a little bit of Marcel Dzama's art.
He is having a show at David Zwirmer (London) right now.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Yanna's Donut performed by the Hokum Scorchers

This is the Hokum Scorchers's adapted version of a Spark Plug Smith tune of 1933 called "Mama's Donut". We recorded this in 1995. Lou Reimuller plays National guitar and I play the washboard.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Durer's self-portrait and my painting "The Bribe"

 Albrecht Durer, Self-portrait at 13, 1484
"The Bribe" by Amy Crehore, oil on linen, 18" x 24", 2003
This is a painting called "The Bribe" that I completed in 2003. It is based on Albrecht Durer's earliest known work, his self-portrait at age 13. I was always intrigued by this drawing (done in 1484) by Durer. I think I was also looking at Martin Johnson Heade's landscapes at the time. Some of my earlier works have references to images in art history.
Here's the actual painting hanging on my wall above my computer. It has never been shown anywhere (although it did win a chosen award in a national AI competition).
The Art of Amy Crehore

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie (by Amy Crehore)

Here's a small detail of a much larger painting I did in 1993 called "The Story of Memphis Minnie".
These people are Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie.
They were married at one time and played together.
His real name is Joe McCoy and her name is Lizzie Douglas.
"Bumble Bee Blues" was their 1929 hit song.
After they split up, Joe teamed up with his brother Charlie to form the Harlem Hamfats.
Here are the lyrics of the Bumble Bee Blues song with a link to youtube.
(See full painting hanging on my wall in earlier post: here 
Also on my website in painting section)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pick Poor Robin Clean performed by The Hokum Scorchers

Listen to Luke Jordan's "Pick Poor Robin Clean" (a song from 1927). Lou Reimuller guitar/ kazoo, Amy Crehore washboard/kazoo. Recorded by The Hokum Scorchers in 1990.
The Hokum Scorchers channel on soundcloud with free downloads.