Gallery Mondays: “Jeweled Toad”

getty museum animalia David Webb, Jeweled Toad, New York, 1963, Hiro, dye imbibition print.

If you’ve seen my accessories collection, you’d know that I LOVE owls. I have an owl ring, several owl necklaces, an owl phone case…

The owl obsession is real.

So you can imagine back in fall 2015 while I was visiting the Getty Museum in Los Angeles how excited I got when I saw this adorable owl, part of the In Focus: Animalia exhibit.

A dye imbibition print, called “Jeweled Toad” is by Los Angeles based artist Hiro. The toad brooch was created by David Webb. I wasn’t able to take a photo of the original piece because there was no photography allowed in that particular exhibit, so the above photo is of promo poster outside of the hall. I have my ways.

Is it just me, or is this owl extra fluffy?! I just wanna reach out and ruffle its feathers!

I’d buy that toad brooch in a heartbeat (if it were affordable, and I doubt it is lol).

I just hope that brooch isn’t attached to the owl. That would be cruel.

Learn more about In Focus: Animalia here.

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Gallery Mondays: Ever Blanco Valverde’s Owl @ Chashama 266 Gallery

valverde chashama

Earlier this month, I was running an errand in NYC and stumbled across one of Chashama‘s exhibit spaces on 37th Street in the Garment District.

The space is only open by appointment, so I couldn’t get in. Nonetheless, I managed to snap a photo of this stern-looking owl painting by Ever Blanco Valverde through the glass.

The solo exhibition, called The Innocents, ran from August 5th-17th. I really wish I could have gone inside to see the artwork up close!

As for this so called “innocent owl,” I actually don’t think he looks innocent at all. He doesn’t look guilty either—just serious. Very serious.

See more of Ever Blanco Valverde’s work here.