Friday, November 27, 2009

RESALE ROYALTY RIGHT - CAN YOU IMAGINE...?

Australia just passed new legislation that allows artists to receive 5 percent of the resale of their work 1,000 dollars or higher. I can't imagine those fat-cat American collectors having to give up an extra 5 percent at auction after already paying the 30 percent to the auction house....here's the article in full (link)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE TORTURE


I can't help but look at this photo of the New Zealand Santa being refurbished and think of those Abu-Ghraib abuse photos.

Friday, November 20, 2009

MY WIFE'S SHOW OPENS TONIGHT


My wife Elizabeth Lambert Mararian has a show opening tonight that she has put together with her Brother William Lambert. The work looksgreat - large scale colorful pieces that examine landscapes and leftovers in and around the city of Buffalo, New York.

I'm very proud of my wife - she's also featured in a book coming out this Saturday of photography and poetry - but in this case not for her photography, but for her haiku.

Good luck sweatheart....!

MULTI-PLANE GROUP SHOW



Amidst working on my January show I was asked if I want to
do a piece for the Corey Helford's one week group show
called the Multi-plane show, which hearkens back to the old
animators who used layers of glass to achieve depth in their work.

I have to say it was a challenge for me to paint of the glass
but I was happy with the concept (an Edgar Allen Poe theme)
i did for it. I got to flex my muscle at a more painterly approach
with this piece than my typical work

Anyhow, it opens in a few weeks...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

GETTING CLOSER

Ron Magliozzi, the Museum of Modern Art's assistant film curator, who recently organized show of Tim Burton's private paintings, sketches, photographs, and sculptures in a major retrospective acknowledges the pop surrealistic movement going on.

"I started to think that pop surrealism was a much more appropriate and more rewarding way of framing the work" in the exhibition, says Magliozzi, referring to the genre that took root in California during the '60s, when painters like Robert Williams began to base their work on "lowbrow" consumer culture—tattoos, cartoons, pinups, and toys—rather than on fine-art traditions. Pop surrealists share a "hip outsider perspective," writes Magliozzi in the show's catalogue, and promote "an alternative to the usual museum fare."

Just a matter of time before this movement is fully realized by more institutions I imagine....rest of the article is here via Artnews.com

Monday, November 9, 2009

FINNISHED MY SHOW - ALMOST

I have a few - 3 or 4 - small straggler pieces I have yet to do but the bulk of it and the very large pieces are in the can! Now I can celebrate the holidays and relax a little - get back to the gym so I can fit in my thong again before L.A. in January...ha

Anyway I'll post an image from the show soon....

Friday, November 6, 2009

POWER OF SUGGESTION

All Week I have been intensely working on a detail painting of an M1A Rifle. As I have been doing it all week there have been two shooting rampages so far- both in Fort Hood and now in Orlando, Florida. I better stop painting for awhile and let everyone catch up....