Friday, December 23, 2011

"Naboo", 2011, oil/baltic birch, 24"-28" by Marc Salz. I got the title from watching the "Star Wars" movie series with my grandson Sammy. The planet Naboo intrigued me. It was a planet where art and architecture were highly regarded. This painting and the following two were part of eight of my paintings featured in a group show titled "REAL ABSTRACT" at the Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art in Haddon Township, New Jersey (May 21-June 25, 2011).
Space Walking", 2010, oil/baltic birch, 24"-28".
"Pipe Dreams", 2010, oil/baltic birch, 18"-28".
From the factory scene in Jacques Tati’s film “Mon Oncle”. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My mother, stage name Marina Franca, being waited on in the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo production of "Gaite Parisienne".

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Star Child" byMarc Salz, 2002, oil on baltic birch,18"-15". From the "Talmudic abstractions" series. This painting is dedicated to Shimon bar Kochba (trans."son of a star") who lead the third revolt against the Romans in the province of Judaea (132-136) . He was thought to be a Messiah but later was discovered as a fake. The Jews who followed him instead of Jesus went on to constitute the beginnings of the diaspora.