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anonymous L.A. artist

there's a pretty interesting thread happening over at anonymous female artist. seems a female artist living here is fed up with the glitz-glam, youth-centric vibe infesting the L.A. art scene. she plans to hire a young, fluffy little thing (male or female, i'm not sure?) to take her place at an upcoming group show opening somewhere in the city. methinks it might be in the culver city loop, as the artist herself claimed it was in a renowned hot spot swarming with collectors. we'll see if this 'actor artist' gets all the attention, while the old, geezer wizard artist (i'm guessing in her mid to late 30's) whips up a new batch of masterpieces behind the curtain..

anonymous L.A. artist wrote:

'..The gallery which is hosting my alter ego is receiving increasing attention and is located among other hot galleries. The area is a destination for collectors. Galleries in this area routinely receive reviews, even for group shows.

The goal isn't to advance my career. It might even be a negative. I am just tired of collectors and art writers oohing and aahing over young artists' work which isn't particularly good, just because it's done by a young artist, generally a local grad. Older artists in LA tend to be invisible unless they are already blue chip. The goal is to provide a reality check. Good work is good work, regardless of the age of the artist producing it...'


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Apr. 3rd, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
It's like performance art in a way.

She should do some underground buzz making on this and see what happens!

Nice hat...btw!
Apr. 3rd, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
yeah, i'm kinda surprised i heard about this via a new york based blog....but, i'm guessing the buzz'll get louder in the next few weeks. especially when the next batch of fresh shows comes out.

hey......i FiNALLY cracked your script this morning. i like to read when i first get up, when my mind's all crisp. it is GOOD. i'm really impressed!!! and FUNNY as hell. i'm about a 1/3 of the way through.

my first impression was that you develop characters so well that i almost instantly care for them. or am at least INTERESTED in them. it's whipsmart. the other thing i keep thinking....it would be SO hard to make this a play...cuz that dog has some serious tricks up his sleeve!!!!

Apr. 3rd, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
also...i'm envisioning steve carell as peter. possibly even will farrell. funny how the brain does that..
Apr. 4th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Re: *footnote

Thanks so much...I'm glad you like it!!!!!!

I was more thinking Zack Branff as Peter...but Mr. Carell is cool too.

I'm glad you think it's funny. Some people don't get it.

And you just see...Patches has a lot tricks up his sleeve.

Thanks so much for reading it!
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
Re: *footnote
mm.k......deeeeeeeeeeep breath. (why, oh WHY....don't we live closer?....cuz we'd be best buddies, I'M CONViNCED!) i'm pretty sure my bro still lives in huntington....is that near you? it's a stretch....i know.

aaaaanyway....this is comPLETELY off topic...buuuuuuut, i'm just curious who you envision portraying the other characters. this is something i postulated whilst reading (not that i normally do this) but, it gave it an extra pulse of life...giving faces to the names, yah? when chuck brings scripts home, actors/actresses are normally in place...maybe that explains THAT.

i'll continue this in another post, to be sure. and i'm writing copious notes in your script, just so ya know....mostly HAHAHAHAHA's in the margins and the occaisional grammatical correction....but, chuck is oh, so eager to read it too...

that said.....you're fucking brilliant and should be recognized for what you are...a screenwriter who tells it like it is and makes people pee their pants at the same time.

rock on, m' friend!
Apr. 4th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: *footnote
WOW....thanks so much.

We are about an hour from Huntington....it's not far at all.

I think we would get along swimmingly. We all read Dwell after all! I feel we'd be Bestest of Buddies too. Its not often you find folks on the internet you feel you have some personal resonance with.

I have contemplated maybe looking into moving to tinseltown, but I worry about our employability.

Thanks for the edits. I need them!

As for casting...
I definitely envisioned Zack Braff as Peter
Ray Wise as Norman
Kathleen Turner as Eileen
Scarlett Johansson as Violet
Mos Def as Brian
Seth Green as Patches
Lilly Tomlin as Roma
Jason Statham as Sasqautch
Patrick Warburton as Stupendous Man
Eartha Kitt as the Boogie Man

.you're fucking brilliant and should be recognized for what you are...a screenwriter who tells it like it is and makes people pee their pants at the same time.


I really appreciate your reading of my little project. It's actually part one of a trilogy of plays dealing with Peter and Violet.

We'll see if I can crank the other two out.
Apr. 3rd, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
amen! good is good is good
Apr. 3rd, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
see, you're one of the very few who possess youth AND talent, not to mention intelligence! ....a rarity, for sure.

i'm all for young, hipster art....as long as it's GOOD. so, you're absolutely right. i hope this is a wake up call for many, but chances are, L.A.'ll just keep being its silly, superficial self.
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