Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blab! art show.....beach art museum

kudos to a great show and a super cool catalogue featuring art from Blab! from the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art which featured several fine pieces from our collection! info at

try to get the rocks!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

ashley wood NEWS

shhhhhh. there's gonna be a big online show of ASHLEY WOOD art at my gallery sometime in January. on view by appointment only.
with many important pieces from the recent 48 MORE NUDES book. gorgeous oil paintings and pen & ink to die for. plus some recent projects like Hellspawn, and World War Robot.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

jerry lewis holocaust film. uh huh?

in 1972 Jerry Lewis finished a french/swedish holocaust film called Tears of the Clown. He played the part of the clown who had displeased Hitler and found himself on the fast track to Auschwitz. This bum ticket was on a train filled with children also en route to the big A.
The clown tries to amuse and distract this terrified group of children who're going straight to the gas chambers.

Sounds like a good idea for a film right? To the french it did...many things sound good to the French and one of those inexplicable things is Mr. Louis himself.

Now before you tangle yourself in the absurdity of this true farce, keep in mind the film was never released. Wise me thinks. So the French are smarter than they look? Apparantly so.

The American cottage industry of ridiculing the French love affair with Mr. Lewis, doesn't even need this little stinky brown nugget of info. But it gets you wondering what might have been? If only....

Fast forward to 1997 and a certain lovable Italian comedian wins an Oscar for best actor in Life is Beautiful. hmmmm? A film where a comedian tries to use his physical brand of humor to distract and ultimately save the life of his son in a Nazi death camp.

One movie destined to be ridiculed...the other destined for international success and Academy award fame.


micah brought in the 1st toth zorro comic. a nice dell 10 center. the smell of old comix, coupled with an artist who was WAY to good for this book (but obviously loved the character) made my day.
the color was aweful...but part of the experience. the whole time i carefully flipped thru the book i kept imagining the originals.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

dinner with spain

i am a lucky dude. underground art legend Spain Rodriguez was in town, and he stopped by the gallery and hung out, and then we went to Grimaldi's pizzeria for dinner. Spain had a great sketchbook on hand and i did my best to not drool all over it. Such a fun evening, he's got the best stories to tell. and i love to listen.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

desert island 12/6 kramer's ergot book signing

great line up of artists signing this SATURDAY nite
info at
Desert Island
540 Metropolitan
Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 388-5087
open noon - 9 p.m.
closed mondays


reading is "mental"

just got a great batch of Zero Zero comix.
the comix anthology put out by Fantagraphics way back when.
Art and stories by Kim Deitch, Richard Sala, Dave Cooper, Glenn Head, Stephane Blanquet, Skip Williamson, Ted Stearn, Max Anderson......and on and on.