In an interview with TVUK [United Kingdom], I was asked, "who are your favorite
artists?" Since this was on camera, I quickly replied GOD, DALI AND DISNEY!
Later on I
thought, they are all men and all dead. Significantly, I pondered, God created me, Disney
inspired my artistic nature, and Seņor Dalis artwork launched my career as an art
consultant. During the 80s print boom in America, it was Dali, the Father of Surrealism,
and one of four 20th century masters, that gave recognition to this countrys
collectors. Yes, people were replacing family photos on the wall with Dali Lithographs.
has compiled a 500-piece Dali exhibition currently displayed at the Las Vegas Art Museum
(LVAM), 9600 West Sahara. I was present at the 1992 LA Convention Center original viewing
and must say the museums atmosphere gives it greater justice. The work that caught
my eye was an original oil titled, "VISION from HELL," on loan from the Blue
Army Lady of Fatima International Catholic organization. If a picture is worth a thousand
words, this painting merits several thousand.
It was a very
impressive turnout for the exhibition. Director, Joe Palermo, Curator, Dr. James Mann, are
due many thanks for their hard work and diligence, as well as a Bravo to Elaine Lewis. I
can sincerely say the gap between east and west has been bridged. With all of the support
its been given, the LVAM is truly a cultural space worthy of visiting. From May 3 to
June 4, 2000, LVAM will host "ASIAN ART NOW: 2000," an impressive cross-section
of contemporary art from Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It will truly ensure LVAMs
inclusion in an exclusive League of American Museums. For more information call (702)
Dali's "Vision from Hell" -- 1962.
After the Dali exhibition I
flew to Anthony Quinns home where I was given the opportunity to take part in the
production of a 60-minute TV show for the BBC. Secluded on a 20-acre peninsula, surrounded
by water, gardens, trails and art creations, they filmed a living legend. In a quiet
interview in his 10 square foot, 125-year-old studio, he revealed Quinn the artist. The
actor was secondary. This highly charged exchange will expose his two greatest loves,
family and art. After nearly 300 films, Mr. Quinn was ready to share that side of his
sensitivityhimself. The show is scheduled to air in the USA at the end of the year.
ART EXPO NY
was the biggest ever this season. New artists, technology, great networking, with an
emphasis on POP ART. With Peter Max and his colorful COWS present, the way was made for
other famed Pop artists like Steve Kaufman, Charles Fazzino and Simon Bull,
awarding-winning artists from the UK. Simon is definitely establishing a BULL market here
in the USA.
happy, happy art was definitely the theme. Whats hot? Whats not? Whats
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