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Little Hokum Rag

This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. NEWS 2017: Antonio Colombo Gallery show May 25-Sept 22 Milan, Italy. Jiro Miura Gallery Ephemeral Show Sept 16-Oct 9, Tokyo, Japan and Blab Show Sept 9-Sept 30, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

Updated: 2018-03-16T14:56:44.038-07:00


Available work by Amy Crehore


I recently framed two small, new, original oil paintings on linen.
"On The Terrace" and "The Zinnia Room" are now available in
my website shop: LINK 


The Zinnia Room - New Painting by Amy Crehore


Click to enlarge
"The Zinnia Room" ©Amy Crehore 2018
oil on linen 6"x 6" (with 12" Italian black and gold frame_


New Amy Crehore interview for


My new interview with Kristin Farr for Juxtapoz is up!


Happy Holidays from artist Amy Crehore


"On The Terrace" by Amy Crehore ©2017 
5"x 7" oil on linen 
(9" x 11" Italian gold and black frame)


NEW: Assorted postcards available of Amy Crehore paintings


I added some more new postcards to my shop.



More new postcards by artist Amy Crehore


Lovely postcards of "The Dressing Room"(a painting that I recently exhibited in Tokyo, Japan)
 and "The Soaking Room" ©Amy Crehore are now available



Editor Pick: Amy Crehore Paintings on


Yay! My art is featured on the wonderful website .
Follow this LINK


NEW Amy Crehore postcards available


I have beautiful printed postcards of my painting "The Soaking Room" available now.
Here's the link to buy:


PREVIEW for 2nd Ephemeral- Territory of Girls exhibit, Tokyo, Japan


The 2nd Ephemeral - Territory of Girls exhibit opens Sept 16th, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
I have 3 new paintings in this amazing all-women group show.
I'm happy to share the link to the preview with you:
And, Monte Beauchamp's 12th annual Blab! show opened this past weekend
at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.
Follow this link for all of the images (I have one new painting in this show)-
Both of these shows will run for a few weeks.
My show at Antonio Colombo Gallery in Milan, Italy 
has been extended into Sept. as well.

The Art of Amy Crehore



Upcoming: My painting for the Blab Show 2017 (Crehore)


"Birdwatchers" by Amy Crehore ©2017
Oil on linen 14" x 14" (17 1/4" x 17 1/4" decorative brown wood frame)
Here are some close ups:

Here's the line up of artists:
The annual Blab show curated by Monte Beauchamp opens next Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.


New Crehore paintings for Tokyo, Japan show


 1. "The Musician" by Amy Crehore 2017 oil on linen, 6" x 12" (10" x 16" frame)
 2. "The Dressing Room" by Amy Crehore 2017 oil on linen, 10" x 8" (14" x 12" frame)
Click on image to enlarge
3. "Listen" by Amy Crehore 2017 oil on linen, 12" x 14" (15 1/4" x 17 1/4" frame)

I am shipping these to Tokyo, Japan for the 2nd Ephemeral Group Show
at Jiro Miura Gallery opening Sept. 16, 2017
See my previous post for list of artists and more information.


Upcoming Group Show in Tokyo, Japan (Amy Crehore)


“ephemeral ~Territory of Girls”
16 Sat. September - 9 Mon. October, 2017
open : Wednesday - Sunday 12:00 - 19:00

Ishikura bld. 4F, Nihombashi-Odenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0011
tel +81-(0)3-6661-7687 / fax +81-(0)3-6661-7690

The Artists :
Emi Adachi, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Amy Crehore, Yuko Fukase, Atsuko Goto, Mao Hamaguchi, Kumiko Higami, Miho Hirano, Miki Kato, Chihiro Kogure, Kozue Kuroki, Kimi Kuruhara, Satomi Kuwahara, Selena Leardini, Shiori Matsumoto, Eri Mizuno, Virginia Mori, ,Yuko Murai, Yuko Nagami, Yuki Nagayoshi, Yumi Nakai, Kaori Ogawa, Saki Ozabu, Yuka Sakuma, Mayuko Sasaoka, Amy Sol, Minae Takada, Ania Tomicka, Tsubaki Torii, Fuco Ueda, Chie Yoshii

I'll have three new paintings in this show that I will post soon.
This is the second "Ephemeral" exhibit curated by Shiori Matsumoto.
The first one was two years ago and I also participated in that one.


Update: My art show in Milan, Italy continues thru the month of July 2017 (Amy Crehore)


Above: Antonio Colombo and Amy Crehore May 25, 2017 on the opening night of "You May Not Believe In Magic" curated by Michela D'Acquisto.Below: gallery door Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (Click images to enlarge)Below: Catalog for the show with printed pages of my artworkArticle in La Republica magazine about the show:My art also made the cover of an Italian Beauty magazine: Gallery contact: info@colomboarte.comI am slow to post images of the show on my blog, but I have already posted some on instagram and facebook . Please look at my pages there.I will attempt to post more soon.I had so much fun in Milan!The Art of Amy Crehore(LINK to all of my Milan, Italy show images)[...]

Upcoming Show May 25, 2017 at Antonio Colombo Gallery in Milan, Italy (Amy Crehore)


Next week, opening at 6 pm May 25th, 2017, I will participate in a 4-women show with Camille Rose Garcia, Ilaria Del Monte, and Anne Siems in Milan, Italy at a wonderful gallery called Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. The show curated by Michela D'Acquisto is called "You May Not Believe in Magic" and it runs thru July 30. Shown below is my "Bathers Club" painting. I sent quite a few things to the gallery: fine art paintings, ukuleles and original illustration pieces.
Here is a link to a preview of the work that I sent to the show and more info:
I am excited beyond words and will travel to Milan for the opening.


Amy Crehore at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy May 25-July30, 2017


Via Solferino 44 | Milano UPCOMING SHOWS Opening Thursday 25th May, 6.30pm- YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE IN MAGIC...Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia, Anne Siemscurated by Michela D'Acquisto Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea is proud to present You May Not Believe In Magic..., a group show curated by Michela D'Acquisto. The works of the artists Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia and Anne Siems are permeated by a subtle atmosphere of mystery that subverts the ordinariness of the scenarios depicted, positioning them in the liminal territory where appearance and reality, blending, coexist. It is a not easily definable quid that which, subtly insinuating itself within compositions rendered with detailed accuracy, lends a disorienting quality to the otherwise lucid representation of the world: a confluence of magical elements, ascribable as much to the literary genre of fairy tale as to popular folklore and myth. The timeless harmony of the depiction is disturbed by details that transcend the rules of logic; we are therefore in the presence of works that superimpose sensible reality and visible reality, thus revealing the wonderful aspects of the latter and making the hidden structures that govern it undeniable – «you may not believe in magic but something very strange is happening at this very moment» [1] Heirs of Magical Realism, the genre that, starting from the twenties of the last century, has been emphasizing the intrinsic wonder of the world, the artists are influenced in the same way by Neue Sachlichkeit and Valori Plastici, by Jorge Luis Borges' stories and Dino Buzzati's ones, revisiting these suggestions according to their own style: the resulting works invite to an awakening of the sensibility and propose a vision of the world mediated by the sublime. In the gallery will be present paintings, works on paper and hand-painted ukuleles. [1] LEONORA CARRINGTON, The Hearing Trumpet, London, Penguing Classics, 2005. Also - in Little Circus:OLIMPIA ZAGNOLIHow to eat spaghetti like a lady curated by Chiara Pozzi [...]

Revisting 2016 (Crehore)


 "Land of the Twisted Trees" ©Amy Crehore (New Zealand collector)"Venice By Foot" ©Amy Crehore (Italian collector) "Moonflower Nocturne" ©Amy Crehore (California collector)"The Soaking Room" ©Amy Crehore (California collector)"The Window" ©Amy Crehore (California collector)The paintings shown above were all shipped to new homes in 2016. I am so grateful for my collectors who live all over the world. In 2016, I also participated in group shows in L.A.(Blab show), Chicago and Milan.I look forward to showing my paintings in galleries in Italy and Japan in 2017. Stay tuned to this blog for upcoming information about those shows.I often show my painting progress on Instagram and you can follow me there as well.Look for special items to be added to my bigcartel online shop in the near future. Check for discount codes. I do appreciate your support. The Art of Amy CrehoreFeel free to contact me with serious inquiries. Spam will be filtered out.[...]

Holiday Special - Art of Amy Crehore


Click to enlarge image.
Happy Christmas Eve!
From now until December 31, 2016 midnight PST you can use the discount code
HOLIDAYBREAK for 10% off in my online SHOP where
I have original drawings and painted illustrations available from my flat files, like this surreal
oil painting of a hot pepper van that I did for Playboy in 1995.
Free shipping in USA.


"Christmas Circus" - Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea


I am glad to be part of this upcoming show at Antonio Colombo's gallery in Milan, Italy:CHRISTMAS CIRCUS More than 40 artists from all over the world,artworks at affordable prices,for ON and OFF line art extravaganza!Online nowLINKAnd Wednesday 14 December 2016 at the gallery, a super party and Christmas market,starting at 6.30 pm, till late.Music by Massimo Giacon 108, Amy Crehore, Andy Rementer, Angela Dalinger, Charles Burns, Cinzia e Valentina, Daniela Perissinotto, Dast, Denis Riva, Elena Rapa, El Gato Chimney, Erika Nordqvist, Esther Pearl Watson, Fred Stonehouse, Fulvia Mendini, Franco Cervi, Gianni Cella, Giuliano Guatta, Giuliano Sale, Hurricane, Jeremy Fish, Ilaria Del Monte, Isabel Samaras, Joshua Huyser, Luca Di Maggio, Manuel Pablo Pace, Marco Cingolani, Massimo Giacon, Mike Giant, Miss Van, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Olimpia Zagnoli, Olinsky, Paola Sala, Russ Pope, Shout, Silvia Argiolas, Tim Biskup, Velia De luliis, Zio Ziegler and many others...ANTONIO COLOMBO ARTE CONTEMPORANEAVia Solferino 44 - 20121 Milano02.29060171 - info@colomboarte.commar-ven 10-13 e 15-19; sab 15-19[...]

NEW: Shop Amy Crehore


(Above: "Venice on Foot", oil on canvas by Amy Crehore 2002)
Original art from my flat files: drawings and painted
illustrations are now available in my new online shop.
More to be added in the future!
The painting above is one I did for Islands magazine illustrating a story about
Venice, Italy and a little boy with a soccer ball.
Have a look-


New Work in Progress (Amy Crehore)


Here's a new painting in progress from sketch stage to its current stage.
It is not yet finished, but I thought you might like to see my progress.


New painting, "Land of the Twisted Trees", for Lang Leav


I just finished this commissioned piece for author Lang Leav.
She wanted a girl and a monkey and this is what I came up with.
I'm calling it "Land of the Twisted Trees".
8" x 10" oil on linen

Hope to see you at the Blab Show opening 8-11:30  pm
Sept. 10, 2016 at Copro Gallery if you live near Santa Monica, CA.
Follow this link to see my painting for that:


New Painting for the Blab Show by Amy Crehore, opening at Copro Gallery 9/10/16


"The Visitors" ©Amy Crehore 2016
12" x 12" oil on linen
14 3/8" x 14 3/8" black frame
Here's my new painting for the upcoming Blab Show.
Curated by Monte Beauchamp.
Opening Sept 10, 2016. Runs thru Oct. 1.
Contact: Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

I'll be going down to L.A. for the show and I hope to see you there.
Above image shows frame.


New painting for LAX/ORD show Chicago 9/3/16 (Amy Crehore)


 Bathers on the Rocks, ©Amy Crehore 2016
oil on linen mounted on wood panel, 8"x 8" with 12"x12" frame

Here's my new painting for the upcoming show LAX/ORD in Chicago curated by Thinkspace Gallery of Culver City, CA. It will take place at Vertical Gallery

I am excited to be showing in Chicago with this group of fabulous artists.
The show opens September 3rd and continues until Sept 24th.
I hope that people who live in the Chicago area can make it out to the show.
Stay tuned for more news soon...


Upcoming shows - Amy Crehore Sept 2016


Excited to announce that I will be participating in two fabulous group shows in Sept 2016, 
one in Chicago and one in Santa Monica, CA. Watch this blog for updates.


Works in Progress- Amy Crehore, June 2016


Forgive the lack of blog posts, but I have been quite busy.I recently finished painting an illustration for (which I will show you when the time is right) and I am currently working on this piece of bathers (progress shown above) for one of two group shows in Sept. (Chicago and L.A.). Watch this blog for more details soon!Also, here's the beginning of a commission for a very special collector (girl and monkey):The Art of Amy CrehoreOnline shop with special items and originals coming soon. Contact to join my email newsletter.[...]