This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. Current show: GTFO2020 Group Show at Mortal Machine Gallery, New Orleans, LA Dec.2020-Jan.2021. Future show: Ephemeral-Territory of Girls Group Show #4 at Jiro Miura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Fall 2021.
Stacks of Playboy Magazines from 1991 - 2002 that my illustrations are published in.
A spread I did for Playboy, issue Jan 1992. My photo appears in the middle of the Playbill.
Here's an example of an illustration I did for Esquire magazine in 1991.
A story by Robert Stone (who just died this year).
I have done plenty of illustration work over the years for magazines and book publishers.
Just look at the stack of Playboys alone that my work has appeared in (above). Eleven years of regular assignments.
Kerig Pope at Playboy was the first art director for a "big" magazine to call me in 1991, followed by Rhonda Rubenstein at Esquire.
I have many more big name magazines and drawers of original illustrations to
sort through and catalogue like the example of Esquire above.
Right now, my website shows only part of my career history
with an emphasis on my fine art.
I am working on it and I am working on writing a better bio of my entire art career.
You will find more information at the bottom of the photo stream and some links.
(Click on image above to enlarge)
the Tickler #3- A Concert Ukulele, “Twitch” by Amy Crehore (instrument
designer, painter, illustrator) and Lou Reimuller (luthier, sculptor,
musician and creator of Teenar): a uniquely designed and painted concert ukulele by artist Amy Crehore, lovingly
hand-built to Amy's design with great attention to detail by luthier Lou Reimuller.
1.Honduras mahogany sides with a
beautiful, figured mahogany back
2.Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
neck with ebony center stripe on back
3.Maple top hand-painted with
original painting by artist Amy Crehore
4.Hand-carved ebony bridge (Amy’s unique
scroll design, sculpted by Lou Reimuller), bone saddle, ebony bridge pins with pearl dots
15.Most of the wood has been aged for
over 30 years
16.Dimensions: total length 23 ½”,
scale length 15”, side depth 2 1/2” -2 7/8” , upper bout across 6 ¼”, lower
bout 8”, body length 11 1/8”, waist 5” (Large and deep body)
was the name of a cat who inspired this one-of-a-kind fine art ukulele. Here's the link to process photos of this ukulele being made. And, here's the link to the only other ukulele that I designed from scratch, a pineapple soprano (Tickler #2, 2009, sold). Huge thanks go to Lou Reimuller (luthier) for his incredible craftsmanship and dedicated, hard work on both of these rare and special instruments. Note: the concert size is larger than a soprano. Inquire: email@example.com The Art of Amy Crehore