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The blue room

The Crow's Nest theme AirBnB room at Beluxe HQ.
The Crow’s Nest theme AirBnB room at Beluxe HQ.

A few interesting visitors stopped in at our AirBnB room here at Beluxe HQ. Ian, an actor from NYC was on a Brooklyn-to-Muskoka drive and checked in with his friend Kim. In the morning over coffee, he was asking about my “Blue or Nothing” paintings and remarked that we had a close connection with the colour. Turns out he is the voice of Labatt Blue beer in their American radio spots.  Then he goes into full voiceover mode and launches into the bit. Hilarious.

Ian (with his friend Kim) is the voice of "blue" in the U.S.
Ian (with his friend Kim) in the Beluxe gallery with Bev. The NYC actor is the voice of Labatt “Blue” in the U.S.

From the first few reviews, the “Crow’s Nest” theme room seems to be well received.

See the room.

 

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!

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Faster Pussycat by Bev Hogue for Tura Satana tribute show in LA. December 2014.

Tura Satana: an actor,  force of nature, and now object of art.

When the buxom Hollywood B-movie star died, her many fans mourned but the world awoke to her power and beauty.

Bev Hogue chats with LA artist Johnny Coffin at Tura exhibit at Lethal Amounts gallery, December 2014.
Bev Hogue chats with LA artist Johnny Coffin

Many tributes, including one in L.A. in late 2014,  helped tell Tura’s story. At a time in cinema when women were getting slapped around on screen by leading men, her chilling portrayal in the Russ Meyer  flic Faster Pussycat Kill Kill! turned the tables  and launched the era of powerful ass kickin women. Quentin Tarantino would go on to base his Kill Bill character on Tura.

I was honoured to be invited by Tura’s manager Siouxzan Perry to produce a tribute piece for the December 2014 show. The piece, “Faster Pussycat” was in good company at the show, surrounded by G0-Go dancers and Tura’s on-screen co-stars.  At Lethal Amounts gallery I got a chance to connect with fellow artist Johnny Coffin and his partner, musician Linda Kay Parker,  and the amazing Siouxzan Perry. Great people, great show!

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Tura Satana’s  manager Siouxzan Perry, left, and Bev Hogue at Lethal Amounts Gallery, L.A., December 2014.