July 08, 2009
THE SIGNING OF THE SHINING
Yes, those chimp-like hands are mine, fearfully signing fifty prints of my Torrance family portrait for the Crazy 4 Cult show- fearful of screwing one up. These will be available on July 16th when the third installment of the show opens. You can order yours by calling the gallery at 323.937.7088 or emailing gallery1988 [at] aol.com
I wanted to give the signing event extra significance so I used an old novelty skeleton pencil that I got as a stocking stuffer in 1987. I'm not sure how it relates to the project, but it's more special than a boring ol' #2.
Most of the art I buy comes from flea markets, which explains why I was so blown away by the quality of these prints. The paper is actually thicker than the stuff I used for the original colored pencil piece! They did such a fantastic job.
The original piece currently resides among the private collection of actor Michael Rappaport who has described his typical film roles as "the dumb white guy." How I would love to see the rest of his art. I like envisioning him plucking my piece from his wall and sending it back to the gallery for scanning as he did earlier this summer. I immediately follow this thought with memories of seeing him on the big screen in flicks like Cop Land and Metro. This sort of shorts out my brain.