The dazzlingly eclectic art show Thanks for the Mammaries! took place last night at For Your Art on Wilshire Blvd. in the Miracle Mile district in L.A., right across the street from the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art).
My brilliant artist friend Bettina Hubby put on the show in association with Klowden Mann gallery, asking all her artist friends to contribute pieces about boobs. Why boobs? Well, Bettina underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction a few months ago, and she didn’t want to hide under a blanket at home not talking about it. So instead she did what Hubby always does – she made a life-affirming wonderland of art out of an idea in her head. I was so honored to create a lino cut for this show!
There were paintings, drawings, sculptures, cut paper pieces, video art – you name it, there was a piece of boob art in that medium!
All the proceeds collected from the show, which is taking silent auction bids until August 18th, go to fund the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center, which is an organization that provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer, and their loved ones. Their vision is that “no one faces cancer alone.” All the programs are free of charge. And judging by the three enthusiastic, smart, cool women I met from the Benjamin Center, it is definitely the place you want to be when you’re looking for support!
There was work from dozens of artists at the show. Here are a few of my (and Violet’s) favorites.
Janet Klein & Tom Marion performing “38 Bra”
All the contributors!