Friday, July 24, 2009

Stay Strong Artists: Warhol Got Rejected Too

Take a look at this letter (click on the image for a larger view) dated 1956 from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Andy Warhol. It is in reference to an artwork Warhol submitted for inclusion into MOMA's permanent collection. He was gently but soundly denied. We can all empathize with Warhol's plight. As artists, rejection comes with the territory. We have all received letters that begin something like: " We regret to inform you" and end something like: "Good luck with all your future endeavours". More often than not, these letters soon hit the bottom of a trash can or if sent by e-mail, are emphatically deleted into Hades. Andy Warhol kept his rejection letter though. Perhaps it was just the motivation he needed to keep on working. Maybe it was just the spark he needed to keep doing his thing and in the 1960's, his thing turned him into a Pop Art icon and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. It's probably safe to say that is one letter MOMA wishes it had back. Andy Warhol definitely made the most of his 15 minutes, perhaps with a little perseverance we can too.

Talk with you later,

P.S.- K Space Contemporary board member, Syliva Samaniego, graciously shared this Andy Warhol letter with me after finding a copy of it in a purse she recently purchased. Thanks again for sharing with us.

Monday, July 13, 2009

K Space Studio Artist, Jimmy Pena in "Texas Draws"

Jimmy Pena is in a group exhibition at the Southwest School of Art & Craft in San Antonio. His works are featured along with other artists like Trenton Doyle Hancock and Mona Marshall. Check out the article HERE and Jimmy's website HERE. Awesome work Jimmy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

new fancy panoramic views

country cowgirls

it was too fun to pass dressing up for the twisted spurs opening!


Jennifer Guest's postcard drawing is in!!! She just emailed me Friday night with this 60's inspired design for the Wig-Out Fundraiser Sept. 26th! I love her work. Remember she is also doing a t-shirt design and so is her artist husband the amazing Matthew Guest! &

some new photos from Twisted Spurs...more on our website!

Twisted Spurs Exhibit on KRIS-TV!

vp productions video