Sunday, April 3, 2011

I know brilliant people





Artist Victor Henderson (on right), famous muralist and founding member of the the LA Fine Arts Squad. Check out a video retrospective of his work here.



Show runs through the April.

24 comments:

Jean Spitzer said...

Yes.

Thanks for posting these, for those, like me, who don't get to attend.

altadenahiker said...

You would have loved it, Jean. Mr. V has quite a following.

TheChieftess said...

Sounds like it's a fun showing...

Tony Van Helsing said...

Is that Robert Redford?

Bellis said...

I should go. Glad lots of people came. Mr V must be legendary.

Pat Tillett said...

His art is amazing! He is also VERY interesting...

Margaret said...

I'm looking forward to this.

Shanna said...

It is a truly great show! The crowd was huge and I feel privileged to have been there.

I'll go back to take a closer look at the work.

Susan Campisi said...

I'm so glad I went too. It was a fascinating show and, yes, a brilliant group of people. I watched the video while a gentleman provided commentary about the murals. He'd watched them being made back in the day. After the video he expressed his awe of artists, especially those who do figurative art. I thought of you, Jean.

Paula said...

I hope I get to see more photos of his work. Is there anything online?

Anonymous said...

I think an excavation trip to Venice is in order.

JJ

Pasadena Adjacent said...

You give me ideas. Wouldn't it have been great to set up a camera on a tripod timed for every 30 seconds in front of the scary AAA road map photo? We would have a solid document of a whole lot of brilliant people. (I think thats Kent Twitchell Mr V's talking to).

I was so happy to see you guys come. It's always a relief to see folks who have your back (and your best interest at heart) when your anxious and having to work the crowds. Made me happy.

Big phew on the show. It was a successful opening. Mr V was relieved and one of the critics from the Times came by to do a write up. If that goes well..then all is swell

Thanks AH

(Shanna, Jim. Deseri, Susan, Mary, Rod, Tash, Linda, Ruben) and Terry, where ever you may be.

altadenahiker said...

And Barry, PA.

Successful? It was so crowded I could barely move. People spilled out the backdoor and the frontdoor.

(Yes, that camera idea for next time. And by the way, you can work a crowd, yes indeedy.)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

....and Barry, my apologies Barry/Dez. No one deserves to be left out of the "thanks" who made that demon drive over to the "West Side"

Shanna said...

PasAdj: It's not Twitchell, although the hair is the same color. Jim got some good photos. I'll send you some. Maybe I should post some on my blog?

Petrea said...

I'll go with you, Bellis. I wasn't able to make the opening but J and I want to see the show.

Banjo52 said...

Thanks for sending me to the site. I knew nothing about this art or location and learned a bit. Good idea, PJ, for even more photos of the art.

Mr V said...

Karin

The figure standing in in front of the photographic piece reminds me of a horror film "The Creeping Unknown" 1962, where a giant carpet monster attacks lovers at night in their convertible and sucks them into it's innards.

I highly recommend this film. It set the tone for art for the next 50 years. And that influence expires on Oct 14, 2012; after lunch.

Thanks for the coming everyone, and thanks Karin, for taking these interesting photos

altadenahiker said...

Oh, well now, I'll never let anyone know about the night you and PA were out for 4th of July and we talked about Robbe-Grillet, Alain Resnais, and the second-person narrative. It'll be our guilty secret.

It was a great opening.

Desiree said...

"The Creeping Unknown" is next on my Netflix queue.

Enough mescal and that translates into Claude Chabrol

Cafe Pasadena said...

I know a brilliant, and funny, person too!

Marjie said...

I don't know brilliant people, unless you count.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone is brilliant in their own way and/or behavior.

D.

wv: byxecty ???

Virginia said...

Mr. V,
Do we need to chat? :)
V ( aka Ms. V)