CLICK HERE The show BURN: A Retrospective was a sweet success. It was a balmy night on a romantic street in Chinatown Los Angeles. Bombay Sapphire poured. CROWN spun groovy beats and the busy crowd was in a glow. CLICK HERE to see the event. Everyone is still talking about it!
“Fabricator to the Stars: Jack Brogan to the Finish”
The dust has begun to settle on the glory of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time. Southern California art is now canon. The pioneering artists have been named, recorded and celebrated. One of the most curious aspects of the grand exhibition was a rustle of its theatrical curtain, parting for just one silver moment to reveal the silhouette of a solitary tall man, a cowboy with his thumbs hooked into his dungarees. His name has been known only to those with access to the artist’s studio or the inner sanctum of a gallery and museum. Jack Brogan is… CLICK HERE to read the article.
My upcoming art show is getting some great media attention, but I think the coolest is the Cut-Foot Hotline. It is very old school, in all the best ways. Imagine a telephone with a rotary dial. When calling (310) CUT-FOOT, you will get a daily recording of what is happening on the Eastside of Los Angeles, generally Downtown, Echo Park, Silverlake and East Hollywood. It lists mostly bands, local concerts and art openings. The performance is stellar. Artist Anthony Ausgang plays it to perfection as the fast-talking, smooth gliding announcer. His words make beautiful low brow poetry. The artist has been maintaining this hotline with dedication for many, many years. I can’t wait for Friday the 13th to catch the listing! More Info, CLICK HERE.
It is very hard to get a liquor sponsor these days. In this economy, it is an impossibility. Even if you get something less than stellar, such as a Senor Tito Toro Tequila, ya gotta be grateful for your amazing luck.
We just got lucky twice. The art show BURN will feature a fine liquor and it is top of the line. It is with great pleasure to announce that Bombay Sapphire Gin will pour their ambrosia alongside their new Bombay Sapphire East Gin.
LA based, expat Brit poet John Tottenham tells us that “Art, Like Death, Makes Life More Interesting.” We cannot agree with him more. Highly recommendable, Arts Meme is a website dedicated to all of the arts. The curator Debra Levine, once a modern dancer, injects her freewheeling adventure with enthusiasm and energy. At Fortuna Daily, we’d rather disco than watch. So we asked Levine, “What’s up?” She replied, “See this!” Click Here We did and it’s amazing!
John McCracken is one of America’s most soulful artists. He recently passed away. My favorite part of Christopher Knight’s LA Times obit: “McCracken was bedeviled by Stanley Kubrick‘s famously obscure science-fiction epic, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” with its iconic image of an ancient monolith floating in outer space. The 1968 blockbuster was released two years after the artist made his first plank…” Read More