Happily shameless plug for an all-time favorite of mine, on it’s way to the big screen. Gilbert Shelton’s Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers movie is once away under production, this time in stop-motion 3D. Look for “Grass Roots” to come to your local theater… oh… you know… when it gets done, dude.
The Freaks in 3D
And, in a creative step toward funding, the producers are offering you freaks out there the chance to sponsor frames of the movie for $25 each, a full 24-frame second of screen time going for $500. The name of each sponsor will appear at the bottom right of the screen, not unlike the logos on network TV.
Interested? Go to to their site for more info: http://www.grassrootsthemovie.com.
Inside the NAC
Till Sunday March 14 you have a chance to see a dandy little art exhibit in as fine a location as you could hope for: the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park.
Dutch Art Now is a modestly sized show featuring the work of several artists from the Netherlands. Their output ranges from old-masters style hyper realism to pop to subway photography. And the setting is reminiscent of a British gentleman’s club, complete with rich, luminous wood-paneled walls, a sumptuous bar room and paintings throughout the stairways featuring work of and by past members.
It’s an excellent place to take a break after the Armory Week or Whitney Biennial madness. Come for the art; stay for the plush. You won’t regret it.
"Astrophysically Modifid Real Estate" by Rob't Williams
A heathen on the hallowed grounds of real American Art? Robert Williams, former disciple of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, he of Rat Fink fame, is exhibiting in the Whitney Biennial. (thanks, Whitney!)
A truly fine cartoon artist breaks the barrier into one of the most prestigious shows in the art world. I’ve written a bit about this on my new blog Fine Cartoon Art.
Again, a big thanks to the Whitney for the addition of Robert Williams in this year’s biennial.