I can’t decipher the page at all, but Kitami Yoko makes some of the most adorably wacked-out paintings I’ve seen.
Couple of cool art happenings going around town right now. Went to both today and they’re worth checking out…
Kenn Sakurai and Dave O’Regan at Sixspace downtown. Both these guys gobble up pop culture icons/ephemera and reconstitute as culture-jam postcards and prints for the Adbusters set. Most of it is kinda spotty, but there are a few dead on ones.
After Sixspace, I headed over to LACMA to catch the Modigliani/Montparnasse show. Mmmm… Boho Paris proto-surrealists!
Rather nice show, because it’s all there. Everything. Paintings, sketches, sculpture, etc.
Going to New York City? Be sure to check out the Pulp Art exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum Of Art running through August 31.
Incredible exhibition of future art from A. C. Radebaugh. The folks at Lost Highways literally stumbled onto these when they acquired the contents of an old Philadelphia warehouse and then one thing led to another…
Arment & Davis designed some of the best Googie coffee shops and restaurants in Los Angeles. Beginning on March 1, prints of their original design art will be offered for sale. Check out their web site: GoogieArt.com. Just looking at the pictures makes me crave a slice of apple pie and a cup of coffee.
Fresh from his attempts at building Stepford Villages, cult/shlock artist Thomas Kinkade (the “Painter of Light”(tm)) is working of that other Great American Pastime: fraud. The LA Times reports. (reg. required, use laexaminer/laexaminer).
DiGiovanni is the owner of a string of Kinkade galleries in the Minneapolis area that are in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The former defense company executive, who says he was led to believe he could match his $225,000 salary by becoming a Kinkade dealer, is facing the loss of his life savings.
The story he tells of his venture with the Painter of Light is mirrored by legal complaints coming in from many other corners of the nation that Kinkade and Media Arts have systematically defrauded their dealers, sucked them financially dry and reduced many to ruin.
My gut reaction is to call for a full-on Nelson-sized “HA HA!” here, but perhaps not if folks are losing their money. Nah… “HA HA!”