No proper post this week as I am knee-deep in rewrites for my upcoming speech and am determined not to get sidetracked (see last week's post). Want it to be inspiring and impassioned...otherwise, qu'est-ce que c'est le point, right?
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In other news, I've been waiting forever to tell you that I am participating in this year's INCOGNITO art show, the annual benefit hosted by the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
WHEN: Saturday, April 30th, 7-10pm
WHERE: Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station
(Incognito 2011 logo by artist Laura Owens)
Featuring original work by 500 contemporary artists, INCOGNITO 2011 has a brilliant premise: Each 8" by 10" piece costs only $300 and you don't find out who the artist is until after you've paid for it -- the concept being, "Trust your instincts and buy what you LIKE."
I absolutely love that, don't you?
High-priced luminaries like Ed Ruscha, Gary Baseman, Donald Baechler, Raymond Pettibon, John Baldessari and more have all entered works of art this year. Everything is first-come, first-serve and -- as you can see from these photos from last year's show -- when the organizers specify that doors open at 7pm sharp and every second counts, they aren't kidding.The fellow with the smile snapped up an original Ed Ruscha for $300. (I'd be smiling too.)
(All photos from INCOGNITO 2010 by Steve Cohn)
I have two works in the show and am looking forward to meeting their future owners. Do come say hello on Saturday night if you see me!