Friday, July 30, 2021

Prince - Hot Summer

Prince - Born 2 Die - From Welcome 2 America

Inside the Making of Prince’s Posthumous Album, Welcome 2 America
From secret bands to mysterious recording sessions, the late legend’s closest collaborators reveal how the Purple One made a record that could thrive without him.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Happy 10th Birthday Black Fox Lit!

Honored to have contributed two covers to this wonderful literary journal!

Features work by:  Lisa Harris, Tamara Panici, Roberta Senechal de la Roche, Kelsey Ann Kerr, Elizabeth Yalkut, Sophia Kwon, A.M. Bostwick, María Castro Domínguez, Lorraine Henrie Lins, Wendi Dass, Brigette Stevenson, Sanya Bery, L. Mari Harris, Heidi Hemmer, Nikki Macahon, Alice-Catherine Jennings, Samantha Zimbler, Talal Alyan, Heather Humphrey, Rosie McMahan, Natalie Crick, A’rikka Dion, Seth Jani, Guy Traiber, Mariana Samuda, Amy Fant, and Kelsie Qua. Cover Artist: Gregg Chadwick. Purchase the Print Copy here



With Freedom Comes Responsibility - Get Vaccinated Now!

"This is not about politics, this is about life and death... with freedom comes responsibility." -President Biden, at the White House, encouraging Americans to get vaccinated.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Jersey Rain In New Online Collection


Gregg Chadwick
Jersey Rain
30"x40"oil on linen 2016-2021

Honored that "Jersey Rain" is included in the Inspired by Edward Hopper collection curated by Erin Remington - Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art.

American artist Edward Hopper created striking images of everyday life imbued with an understated force and beauty. Often my artwork honors Hopper's use of light and cinematic drama.

More on "Jersey Rain" below:

"What's your exit?"

I remember my Grandma giggling one morning when I spread mustard on my bread instead of butter because of a billboard I saw along the New Jersey Turnpike that depicted buttered bread with such a mustardy yellow that I thought it had to be a French's condiment ad. The New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway run the length of the state and at first meeting folks from Jersey often ask, "What's your exit?" My Grandma and Grandpa Desch lived off of Exit 136 in Garwood, New Jersey. When we drove there from Exit 148 in Glen Ridge we would often detour through Irvington to grab an Italian hotdog or sausage at Jimmy Buff's. Once my dad fresh from a Marine Corps event strode into the hotdog stand in his dress blues. My painting Jersey Rain was inspired by these family memories.

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#Art #NewJersey #EdwardHopper #Red #Cadillac #JimmyBuffs #Irvington #WhatsYourExit 


Saturday, July 24, 2021

"Georgia O'Keeffe's Modern Nature," presented by Erin Coe, Chief Curator, the Hyde Collection

Georgia O'Keeffe
Lake George

More at: Before the Desert, a Greener Side

Georgia O'Keeffe
Lake George (1918)
by Alfred Stieglitz.
Adirondack Museum

Friday, July 23, 2021

Naomi Osaka Lights the Olympic Torch


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Coldplay - Coloratura (Official Lyric Video)

Happy Feast Day of Mary Magdalene

Today is the feast day of Mary Magdalene. Here, from 1472, one of Carlo Crivelli's wonderful paintings of her, with that signature side-eye. Love!


Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen - Teaser

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Happy National Ice Cream Day!


Gregg Chadwick
Saffron and Rose
30"x22"gouache on paper 2021

Happy National Ice Cream Day!
Ice cream on a summer day to cool the heat. A bevy of flavors. Perhaps saffron pistachio, white rose, pomegranate, or chocolate chip? What is your favorite flavor?

My gouache on paper painting "Saffron and Rose" was inspired by a stop at an ice cream vendor in Les Halles in the shadow of Saint-Eustache. Parisian memories blend with many summers past in my painting.

Available at @saatchiart Art and @singulartofficial

Please Note: This artwork is painted on a 30"x22" sheet of paper and the image size is 18"x12" so a nice clean border surrounds the image.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Madam Wong's

 Gregg Chadwick
Madame Wong's
30"x22"gouache on paper 2021

"Esther Wong had the foresight to seize upon a mythic time in Los Angeles rock history, and her willingness to be open to fresh music that was far removed from her own life experiences helped transform L.A.'s musical landscape. And for that she should be remembered." - Nikki Darling

My gouache on paper painting "Madame Wong's" looks back on Los Angeles music history as New Wave and Punk exploded upon the scene. Esther Wong opened her groundbreaking Chinatown club in 1978. Notable bands that she showcased included Los Lobos, The Knack, The Police, The Motels, The Members, Fishbone, The Go-Go's, X, The Alley Cats, The Bangs, Oingo Boingo, Los Illegals, Candy, Guns N' Roses, Black Flag, Daniel Amos, Fear, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Ramones.

Madame Wong's is part of a new series of paintings crafted as magic lenses that combine the past, present, and future of Los Angeles. The clear daylight of Los Angeles brought the movie studios out west. And the neon soaked nocturnal light lured writers into the shadows of L.A. As a 17 year old art student at UCLA, I embraced the flickering cinematic light of Hollywood and the poetic light of night and day in the City of Angels. I am continuously inspired by the diversity, history, and beauty of greater Los Angeles.

Available at Saatchi Art and Singulart.

Please Note: This artwork is painted on a 30"x22" sheet of paper and the image size is 18"x12" so a nice clean border surrounds the image.

Original Created:2021
Styles:Art Deco Figurative Fine Art Impressionism Modern
Mediums:Gouache Monotype


Gregg Chadwick
The Crossing
72"x48"oil on linen 2004


Shirley Manson on Garbage’s Journey to ‘No Gods No Masters’

Maria Jose Govea/Courtesy of the artist

In this episode, World Cafe speaks with Shirley Manson on NPR about the band's journey, her own growth as an artist and being a woman in an industry known for being hostile toward powerful women. Listen to the full session in the audio player above.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Monthly Child Tax Credit Relief Payments Begin Today


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Hey there young Americans - please get vaccinated




Live Stream with T.J. Newman

Tattered Cover welcomes T.J. Newman on Wednesday, July 14 at 5:00 PM MT to discuss her debut book, Falling.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Hope to See You Saturday Night - July 10, 2021


Gregg Chadwick
36" x 36" oil on linen 2021

Join us this Saturday for our first in-person event since early 2020 - an outdoor and indoor art experience centered around Recovery Justice: Being Well!

An Outdoor Art Experience
Part of Recovery Justice: Being Well

July 10, 2021 | 7:30 – 9:30 PM
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405

Outdoor projections begin at 8 PM, at sunset. Lionel Popkin’s Six Positions on Uncertainty live performances in the Main Propeller Gallery are at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM.
We will be allowing visitors into the gallery (masks required), and to view open studios, please register for faster check-in at the door.

Where is here? Can we be together? Can we find stability amidst uncertainty? Join artists Lionel Popkin, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Yrneh Gabon and Susie McKay Krieser, Lola del Fresno, Luciana Abait, Nicola Goode, Cognate Collective’s Market Exchange project, Debra Disman, M Susan Broussard, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Gregg Chadwick, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Rebecca Youssef, and Dan S. Wang in a one-night only interactive outdoor and indoor art experience as part of the exhibition Recovery Justice: Being Well. 

Begin and end your experience with a special screening projected onto the Hanger and live performance of Popkin’s Six Positions on Uncertainty in the Propeller Gallery, contemplating a ritual to aid in both grounding oneself as well as working through the idea of social isolation due to the pandemic. 

This is a live, in-person event. Masks will be required at all times indoors. Reservations are requested. 

You may choose to drive through the event, but due to the June 15 California re-opening, we will also allow visitors to park and enter inside the galleries to view the exhibition Recovery Justice: Being Well, Lionel Popkin’s live performance, and artist open studios.



Lionel Popkin is an artist based in what is now called Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Indiana to an Indian mother and a Jewish father. His mixed-race and malleable identity markers place him in a questionable position in relation to the racial and social discourse created from the twin sins of genocide and slavery that formed the dominant power structures in America. As a choreographer, Popkin creates kinetic scenarios that intertwine the multiplicity of inter-cultural dialogue between the imagery and iconography of the Indian subcontinent that surrounded his youth and his post-modern Western training. His work questions how bodies, objects, and media are allowed to exist in time and space.

Popkin has been presented nationally and internationally at venues including REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, The Getty Center and The Getty Villa in Los Angeles, Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City, the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series in Massachusetts, The Painted Bride and Philadelphia Dance Projects in Philadelphia, ODC in San Francisco, The Place Theater in London, and the Guongdong Modern Dance Festival in Guongzhou, China. Commissions include San Diego’s Lower Left Performance Collective, the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company, Carolyn Hall, and Nejla Yatkin. Popkin has been a dancer in the companies of Trisha Brown, Terry Creach, and Stephanie Skura.

Popkin has received grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund, the National Dance Project Touring Subsidy, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Puffin Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Durfee Foundation. Popkin is currently a Professor of Choreography and Performance in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA.


Recovery Justice: Being Well, aims to highlight the recent circumstances that have evolved during the pandemic (racial justice demonstrations and destruction, as well as social discontent and general disconnection) into a series of self-organized artist projects that merges the exterior and interior public spaces of City of Santa Monica property. 18th Street Airport Campus at Santa Monica Municipal Airport will be the site where artists reimagine the city and beyond in the midst of complex social unrest globally. Recovery Justice will recuperate through various means the digital and physical footprints left in a city that struggles to reclaim the seemingly peaceful environment it once had. Artists will develop a palette for making and sharing artworks responding to the street experience in safe, healing and expressive modes. This porous series is a point of departure to reconcile and redefine the concept of justice. Learn more here.


Recovery Justice: Being Well is generously supported by Art of Recovery, an initiative of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs,

Additional support comes from Los Angeles County’s WE RISE LA program. Sara Daleiden’s residency and facilitation work on these projects is generously supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Bailiwik is also a supporting partner on this exhibition.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo!


Sunday, July 04, 2021

Happy Fourth of July


Thursday, July 01, 2021

The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 Virtual Opening | Met Exhi...

Join Keith Christiansen, the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of the Department of European Paintings, and guest curator Carlo Falciani, Professor of Art History at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, for a tour of The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570. This stunning exhibition features over 90 works in a wide range of mediums, from paintings, sculptural busts, medals, and carved gemstones to drawings, etchings, manuscripts, and armor. Included are works by the period's most celebrated artists, from Raphael, Jacopo Pontormo, and Rosso Fiorentino to Benvenuto Cellini, Agnolo Bronzino, and Francesco Salviati.

Learn more about the exhibition: Lead corporate sponsorship is provided by Bank of America. Major support is provided by David S. Winter. Additional funding is provided by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Alice Cary Brown and W.L. Lyons Brown, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, Laura and John Arnold, the Diane Carol Brandt Fund, the Hata International Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill, Denise and Andrew Saul, and The International Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Subscribe for new content from The Met: #TheMet #Art #TheMetropolitanMuseumofArt #Museum #MetMedici