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.