Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Best Art in Marina del Rey

The Best Art in Marina Del Rey? Yes it is still that way since the Rembrandt drawing was stolen last Saturday, two hours after the close of the Marchese Gallery Opening Reception. The events are not related of course, but it does posit the idea that the best art has to be somewhere in the Marina.

The good news is that the Rembrandt was found today in the Valley. So, until it is replaced at the Ritz-Carlton, please continue to beat a path to the Marchese Fine Art gallery on Fiji Way.

Hey -- enjoy some cake!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Marchese Fine Art Gallery Opening Reception

We had a great opening reception for the 11 artists in Howard Marchese's Fine Art Gallery in Marina Del Rey on Saturday. Nine of the artists were present: Nancy Carroll, Karl Dempwolf, Bernard Fallon, Howard Marchese, Vic Riesau, Junn Roca, Julie Snyder, Natasha Temares and Jacques Valin. So many people! I got out of there at 8.30 pm.

Two hours later at the nearby Ritz-Carlton, a Rembrandt drawing valued at $250,000 was stolen from their lobby.

Now the only decent art in Marina Del Rey is at the Marchese Fine Art Gallery.

Until, of course, the Rembrandt is found and returned to the Ritz-Carlton, which we hope is very soon.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Well, hot on the heels of riots in Brixton, South London, I see that our Los Angeles expert former Police Chief Bratton is offering some free advice to the Brits. If this music club's signage on Redondo Pier, that I saw yesterday, is anything to go by, here might be a couple of solutions coming soon - - - - -

Friday, August 12, 2011

I was sorry to see this little 6 x 6 " oil "Two Fruit" go under my hammer at the Zask Gallery Fundraising Auction, but it did go to a good home, AND it raised some nice change for our FLAG STOP Art Event coming up in September.

However, moving onto more art happenings, tomorrow is the opening reception for the Marchese Fine Art Gallery.

I'm showing there alongside Nancy Carroll, Karl Dempwolf, Ignat Ignatov, Howard Marchese, Steve Mirich, Vic Reisau, Junn Roca, Julie Snyder, Natasha Temares and Jacques Valin.

Not a bad bunch of artists - - - - -