Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rose of the World Fashion Show

I suspect George Wharton James took the photos of the Rosamond family, and may have taken photos of Eutrophia, Mary’s tragic sister. These sisters were very poor. James had become the publisher of Out West magazine. He was a collector … Continue reading

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Clearing Away The Mists of Avalon

If I had not come down to the sea with my kindred, then Rena would have slept in that cold doorway all night. If she had been discovered by a bad man, she may have been raped or killed. This … Continue reading

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Avalon

In 1969 I declared myself a New Pre-Raphaelite. In 1971 I did a large canvas of Rena Victoria. She was standing on a grassy hill looking towards the setting sun that turned the sky into a rainbow. She was wearing … Continue reading

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Ian and Jon

Ian is Jon. Rena came to California to find me. I can remember being in a trance in school and drawing her hairline over and over again as I grew older. When I saw her come out of that door … Continue reading

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California Dreamers

Roy Reuben Rosamond published stories in Out West that began as ‘The Overland Monthly’ that was published by the writer, Bret Harte, whose patron was my kindred, Jessie Benton. Before radio and television Americans read magazines to get their feel … Continue reading

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The Birth of Venus

Sitting on the shore, watching my beloved Rena Victoria go into, and come out of the water, was my inspiration for ‘The Birth Of Venus’ that was written while I was living on the McKenzie River. Several days later I … Continue reading

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California’s Bohemian Muse

Rena and I were living in a tent in the back yard of my friends house who days earlier had asked me to give up my apartment for his best friend, his wife, and newborn baby. I was homeless when … Continue reading

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All Muses – Come To Helicon!

The name Music comes from Muse. For several years I have been pushing for a Love Dance, my generations Swan Song, a grand dance review based upon the music of Love. It is no coincidence that Teresa Moor, Rena Christensen, … Continue reading

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My First Muse – Marilyn

Marilyn was my first Muse. We met in High School. When I went down to L.A. in 1970, I gave her call. She was very involved, and we did not speak for very long. At 3:00 A.M. in the morning … Continue reading

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The Crucifiction of Crazy Christine

“The 50 Most Powerful Women in the New York Art World” “Many may have started out as the women who work the front desk, but now they are the ones who decide whether or not you get to buy that … Continue reading

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