The Avengers: Age Of Ultron?????

I watched this film & have no idea what it was about. 

It opens with some war some place in Eastern Europe & it  rages  on from one mindless fight scene (with fake looking special effects) after another.  Its nothing but a bunch of expensive special effects all slogged together & called a film.  I fell asleep multiple times.

Some of the actors were highly decorative.  It must be a matter of ‘take the money & run.’  The only art worth noting was the wonderful totem pole influenced Standee, beautifully constructed, that is now in the dumpster.  The studios do not respect the artists who do this work. Her Imperial Highness,  Princess Melita Bonaparte, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World,  has observed, “The worse the film, the better the Standee.”  Her wit & wisdom deserve her a place in the Restoration of the Greek Monarchy & for all Monarchies in the world!
Those artists who designed this piece for this shameful motion picture are the true heroes, in my opinion!   Would love to curate a Standee Museum.
Budget: $250,000,000
The budget for this film could have gone into the Restoration of Tatoi Palace in Greece,   and returning it to the Greek Royal Family upon their restoration.  That would have been money well spent.

A PIE SHOP ON BAKER STREET!

The Art of The Green Chile Kitchen concludes with this little series of photographs of the lovely little shop, located 601 Baker Street. This is so perfect, to have a pie shop on Baker Street. Now if that is not meant to be, what is?

Location is everything & having Green Chile Pies right on Baker Street makes for such perfect branding identity!

Location is everything & having Green Chile Pies right on Baker Street makes for such perfect branding identity!

601 Baker  Street, best pie in San Francisco, maybe even in the world!

601 Baker Street, best pie in San Francisco, maybe even in the world!

The inviting sign outside is beautifully done, but don’t linger too long admiring it’s allure, or you might miss out on that last slice of the pie that you like best. But if that happens, don’t cry like Edith Massey did about the possibility of no more eggs, because there will be more pies, just as there will be more eggs. Don’t fret! Don’t worry. Your needs will be met!

This sign will show you to the best pies ever!

This sign will temp you to enjoy the best pies ever!

Yes, the buttery crusts would make Julia Child quite happy, I think.

Yes, the buttery crusts would make Julia Child quite happy, I think.

And if you do worry about eating all of the eggs & that could be something that happens, a world with no more chickens, you will have these reminders of chickens made of ceramic that decorate the shop. Let’s hope that Edith Massey’s worries won’t come true.

These are guardian chickens!  They make sure that your honey is organic.

These are guardian chickens! They make sure that your honey is organic.

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At the very first Pie shop, the chairs are very cute, with a design that makes the setting home-like & very comfortable.

The chairs have something in common with the pies.  The pies are almost too pretty to eat, and the chairs are too pretty to sit upon.  But you are welcome to do both!  The art of eating well...

The chairs have something in common with the pies. The pies are almost too pretty to eat, and the chairs are too pretty to sit upon. But you are welcome to do both! The art of eating well…

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Pie for the Faithful, Our Lady 's image, part of the New Mexican culture is present.

Pie for the Faithful, Our Lady’s image, part of the New Mexican culture, is present.

And this rooster will watch over all things, just in case the pie supply gets low, he will make that famous rooster sound, to alert the baker to “Hurry to Baker Street, Pies are needed.”

Mister Rooster at your service-601 Baker Street.

Mister Rooster at your service-601 Baker Street.

You scream, we scream, we dream of ice cream.  And it's right there, along with the Pie!

You scream, we scream, we dream of ice cream. And it’s right there, along with the Pie!

HERE IS THE YOU TUBE THAT SHOWS IT ALL–JUST UP THE STREET FROM THE PIE SHOP!

Sally Rand 1904-1979

Never saw her perform, but the touring company of Sugar Babies had a segment that provided a tribute to her–and I thought it a graceful art form, one that celebrated simplicity & beauty–and, really, innocence.

Also On Van Ness Avenue: deZign with a Z

Home & Office Decor

Home & Office Decor

Ring the bell...

Ring the bell…

Was reminded of the superlative Liza With A Z Television special of, well, quite a few years ago–one of her finest performance projects! I am not knowledgeable about this business, but was enchanted by their clever art work. All done with my point & click yesterday on while on Van Ness Avenue.

Peek-a boo, they see you!

Peek-a boo, they see you!

From Diva Design Artist Lynn Kambury

From Diva Design Artist Lynn Kambury

Valley of the Dolls just gained a renewed life of its own! The martini that is shaken but not stirred…

Art Game VI: Andy Warhol Knockoff-15 Minutes of Art

Art Game VI:  Andy Warhol-Knockoff

Art Game VI: Andy Warhol-Knockoff

This is a painting of Andy Warhol @ a cafe entrance on Divisadero Street, San Francisco. I liked the idea of it being more or less street art, not in a museum & not costing several millions of dollars. It’s not signed. Post Mortem would make that a bit of a challenge, even freaky. Calling it a knockoff is a tip of the hat to Jean-Claude Van Damme & to Warhol, since they both did the same thing over & over & over. One was a genre artist, the other is an genre actor. Duplication must be in the wrist & the timing. Makes the term monetize seem rather quaint. Enjoy!

Art Game II

South East Asian Dance by Martha Outt Harns

This is a water colour painting by my cousin, Martha Outt Harns, done in 1987.  She is now 87 years old & sadly, lives in a residential facility for Alzheimer’s Disease patients.  I wanted to post this as part of the Art Game series as a tribute to the body of work that she left us.  This painting shows some degree of Thai dance culture, in terms of  the hand & finger positions, but the costume design, as I understand it, is her interpretation or composite of similar costumes from South East Asia.

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