Today, Allee Willis, a friend of a friend (and the proud owner of a SpoonFedArt pendant!), is opening The Allee Willis Muesum of Kitsch. Allee is one-of-a-kind... we all are, but she embraces it like a warm cup of cocoa on a cold, cold night! She's a multi-media artist and mega-successful Grammy winning composer who's sold over 50 million records. Her catalog includes songs you know and can't help but dance to like those great Earth, Wind + Fire songs "September" and "Boogie Wonderland", as well as "Neutron Dance" by the Pointer Sisters and the theme song from "Friends".... and she recently worked on Oprah's "The Color Purple" on Broadway, her first very musical... whew... and... Allee loves kitsch! Her museum is by far the largest and most gloriously supreme online repository of kitsch and kitsch-related human interaction this planet has ever seen! What is kitsch? Step into the wild and wonderful world of Allee Willis and find out!
Launching globally today, with a spectacular week of live events in Los Angeles and a progressive YouTube festival of eight original Allee-crafted "What Is Kitsch?" short films, The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch website, www.AWMoK.com, will showcase an ever growing, mind expanding panoply of utterly delightful items from Allee's legendarily massive private collection (as seen at www.AlleeWillis.com/blog in her wildly popular "Kitsch O' The Day" blog). The site will also encourage like-minded "aKitschionados" around the globe to send in digital images and descriptions of their own prized kitsch treasures, which Allee will personally curate, adding the cream of the kitschy crop to the museum's collection. In the "Kitschenette" section, visitors to The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch ("Allee's Legendary Landfill of Esthetic Essentials With Intrinsic Life Lessons In Soul") will be able to share their favorite kitsch and interact with other like-minded aKitschionados - including Allee herself, live from her kitsch command center at Willis Wonderland, the party pad built for MGM in 1937 and the physical location of The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch.
The first launch party for the museum will be tonight at the newly-relocated Ghettogloss art gallery on Melrose in Los Angeles, where Allee will be displaying hundreds of amazing artifacts from her rarely-seen-in-person kitsch collection and will be on hand greeting visitors and discussing the museum. Allee's grand kitsch exhibition will feature two fabulous AWMoK launch parties (one today and a second on Monday, Sept. 21st); the debut of her delightful "What Is Kitsch?" short film series; Allee's unveiling of her featured "Kitsch O' The Day" blog item live at noon daily in the gallery's front window on L.A.'s ever-popular Melrose Avenue; her usual megaton of scrumptious junk food; specially created gourmet treats from L.A.'s hottest new restaurant, Susan Feniger's Street, of which Allee is part owner; live auctions of spectacular kitsch masterpieces hand-picked by Allee herself; a first-time-ever public raffle to win a guided tour of Allee's exclusively private Willis Wonderland; a not-to-be-missed karaoke sing-off of "September," at the party on the night of the 21st ("Do you remember...the 21st night of September...?"); plus many more kitschy surprises... wow!
And stay tuned for photos of my entry into Allee's museum...
Here it is! The "Devilled Eggs" Plate
Bad eggs won’t end up here… only devilishly good ones! And the best part is that "Devilled Eggs" is mispelled... perhaps intentionally misspelled to indicate that the little devils in the
middle have ensnared the unsuspecting eggs and “led” them to their
final resting place before they’re eaten! "Devil led" eggs indeed!
Hi there! SpoonFed Art is now available at Scoop studios in Charleston, SC!
Scoop is a new gallery on Broad Street in beautiful, historic downtown
Charleston... if you're in town stop by and take a look around - and
please say hello to the gallery's lovely owners, Angel Powell + Colleen Deihl. This black and white photo (which I believe is infrared) is by Stewart Young and is available at Scoop...
There's a cat in this neighborhood who seems extraordinarily mysterious and sly. For the two months I've been here, I'd see him almost every time I'd take my dog Astrid out for a walk. We'd be walking along innocently enough when all of a sudden I'd look over and there he'd be... staring at us. He wouldn't move... he'd just stand there and stare... with his cool, grey stare. I quite liked him, but the weird thing was I got the feeling that he was everywhere at once... and he was stealth quiet. He's a little grey cat, kind of skinny, but his demeanor was unsettling, mostly due to his "everywhere at once" persona. So I decided to name him "The Grey Ghost." + *+ *+* + * + *+ *+ * + But... yesterday, after, again, two full months of being here, I realized that there are two grey cats - no, wait - three! Three grey cats on this street! So the mystery of The Grey Ghost was solved... I don't know which is which or who belongs to whom...technically, I guess that doesn't matter... they're all my beloved Grey Ghost. Here's one of them now, miraculously captured on film...
I left my old sofa in LA so I've been looking at new sofas, bunches and bunches of them, and I keep coming back to this one. The first time I saw it, I sent a friend an email w/ a photo and told her I was in love! Not only is it both mid-century modern and pretty, but from the reviews I've read, it's also quite comfortable... I just need to decide the color, which is harder than you'd think. I really, really like the "Natural" (above) but with 2 fuzzy felines (Spain + Jupiter), and of course, Astrid... well that's just totally out. I've narrowed it down to these... I like the blue but it still might be too light... there's also a light orange... but the aubergine... the aubergine is so beautiful. But then again...