Sketch for Japan Fundraiser

"Sketch for Japan: An Artist Fundraiser" will be held Monday, March 21 at Project One Gallery & Lounge and organized by in partnership with Rise with Japan. All proceeds will be directly donated to Give2Asia: JSNC Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, a fund that is directly distributed to the people in the northern region of Japan. 

Participating artists will sketch inspired artwork, or donate works for the fundraiser.  All works will be priced at $50 or under and visiting patrons can purchase the works immediately. 

A large part of the Japanese community within San Francisco has had family personally affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami - this is our way of helping those currently in need. 

Sketch for Japan will be held Monday, March 21st from 5pm-11pm at: 
Project One Gallery and Lounge 
251 Rhode Island, San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information, or to donate directly to Give2Asia: Artists Help Japan site visit: 

Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory

Curated by and presented by Project One Gallery, Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory asked some of "the best talent in the art world today to come forward and rework some of Warhol’s classic imagery. This promises to be one of the best group show experiences of the 2011 art season."

Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory
March 10th, 2011 – April 20th, 2011

Opening night (no cover): March 10th, 2011 7pm-2am

251 Rhode Island, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map). 
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For my can 'o Campbell's I thought of this can discarded somewhere to start it's very long break-down process inhabited by those things which break down matter. Coincidentally, there's the blatant pun with a can full of worms and that's just what Andy did with his work, open up a can of worms as he unleashed an entire new level of pop art into the world. Warhol was definitely a "hit you over the head" kind of artist with his visuals, so I wanted to pay homage to that while keeping within my realm of curiosity and painting style.

Maybe it was growing up in Reno, but I can't think of a littered can without bullet holes. As a couple more cross-threads, Andy Warhol was shot twice (not fatally) and Dennis Hopper, supposedly in a drug and booze infused night had shot his Mao Zedong painting by Warhol a couple times. Hopper's estate recently sold the painting which Warhol described as a "collaboration" for $302,500. Daaaamn.

Warhol's 32 Campbell's Soup Can's as displayed in the MoMa. 32 current artists have re-interpretted these and they will be hung in the same fashion. There will also be larger pieces referencing Warhol's portraiture work.

Richard Avedon's infamous photo of Warhol's scars one year after his attempted murder by Valerie Solanis.