Monday, March 5, 2018

Marciano Art Foundation Presents Olafur Eliasson, Albert Oehlen & Peppi Bottrop

Photos by Karen Ostlund
Marciano Art Foundation has invited German artist Olafur Eliasson to develop a new work for the foundation’s spectacular Theater Gallery, on display today until August 25 2018.
Artist Olafur Eliasson Neon Installation titled Reality Projector at first floor
Marciano Art Foundation is excited to present its second artist project, a site-specific installation created for the foundation’s expansive first floor Theater Gallery. The foundation has invited renowned artist Olafur Eliasson for his first major exhibition in Los Angeles, in over a decade. Eliasson’s art includes sculptures, paintings, photography, film, and installations—is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self.
Maurice Marciano said, “I am thrilled to welcome Olafur into the Maricano Art Foundation family. I can’t wait to see his transformation of the theater gallery come to fruition and be able to share this unique and immersive art viewing experience with the Los Angeles community as well as with art lovers from around the world”.
For his exhibition at the foundation, titled Reality projector (2018), Eliasson shows a complex installation that uses projected light and the architecture of the space to create a dynamic shadow play. The artwork references the space’s former function as a theater as well as the history of filmmaking in the city by turning the entire space into an abstract, three-dimensional film.

Eliasson collaborated with musician and sound artist Jónsi to create a unique soundtrack toaccompany the piece. Eliasson recorded his own experimentation on a piano set up in the studio which he played with found objects. The resulting sound library was mixed and arranged by Jónsi, in dialogue with Eliasson into an ambient soundscape to accompany the artwork Reality projector.

The exhibition includes two additional new works, Reality mosaic and Yellow atmosphere projector (both 2018), which Eliasson produced specifically for the Foundation’s lobby.
Olafur Eliasson:
Olafur Eliasson, born 1967, grew up in Iceland and Denmark. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today encompasses some ninety craftsmen, specialized technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, programmers, art historians, and cooks.

Since the mid-1990s, Eliasson has realized numerous major exhibitions and projects around the world. In 2003, Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale and later that year, he installed The weather project in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, London. Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, a survey exhibition organized by SFMOMA in 2007, travelled until 2010 to various venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Eliasson’s projects in public space include The New York City Waterfalls, 2008.
Albert Oehlen and Peppi Bottrop: Line Packers"" at the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California. 
On view through June 2018.

The Marciano Art Foundation presented March 1st "Line Packers”," a special exhibition, conceived by Cornelius Tittel, of two German painters Peppi Bottrop (b. 1986, Bottrop) and Albert Oehlen (b. 1954, Krefeld). The foundation’s Lounge Gallery will feature Bottrop’s line-drawing paintings responding to the architecture of the Lounge Gallery itself alongside works from Oehlen’s Computer Paintings, a series that the artist began in the early 1990s, which is now regarded as a turning point for contemporary painting.

Bottrop’s work is conceived as a meditation on his hometown, a once prominent coal mining and rail center in the Ruhr region. Bottrop employs charcoal—a metaphor for what once powered the world, and a nod to the now-defunct mechanical industry—in an expansive wall-drawing engraved into slabs of Fermacell, a material now replacing sheetrock or gypsum used in the construction of institutional architecture.

Oehlen’s Computer Paintings, which will be affixed to Bottrop’s walls, made between 1992 and 2008, exemplify Oehlen’s pioneering role as one of the first contemporary painters to explore the nascent capabilities and limits of drawing and line-making through the use of a now-rudimentary Texas Instruments computer. The wall-drawings and supports by Bottrop juxtaposed with Oehlen’s Computer Paintings suggest new possibilities for the line in painting. This line, embedded materially into the Fermacell walls, offers a proposition for the medium of painting to re-define itself. The two autonomous, yet mutually-dependent works establish a place of intensive communication and self-exploration, supporting one another in this single, temporary unification that looks to Wilshire Boulrbstf and Los Angeles, a city that is just as easily defined by its own lines of interstate and highway infrastructure.
Karen Ostlund infront of Albert Oehlen and Peppi Bottrop: Line Packers"
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bodvár – House of Rosés Unveiled Bodvár Rosé Wine Pop Up Bar in West Hollywood

By Karen Ostlund

 Bodvár – House of Rosés Unveiled Bodvár Rosé Wine Pop Up Bar in West Hollywood
Bodvar Rose Nr. 1 and Nr.7 (photo Karen O.)
 "Plans are in the works for additional Bodvár Rosé Wine Pop Up Bars locations in US: Palm Springs, Miami and New York" said founder Swedish Bodvár Hafström. "As Hollywood’s favorite rosé, Bodvár Rosé will be the rosé wine served backstage to nominees and presenters at the upcoming Academy Awards, March 4th 2018."
Swedish founder Bodvár Hafström
and Cuvée Restaurant’s Sylvia Diaz (photo Karen O.)
 Bodvár – House of Rosés held an exclusive event on Thursday, February 22 at Cuvee Restaurant in West Hollywood, to celebrate the unveiling of The Bodvár Rosé Wine Pop Up Bar – the first of its kind in the United States.  

Founder Bodvar Hafstrom  and Cuvée Restaurant’s Sylvia Diaz invited guests for an intimate evening to experience the Bodvár Rosé Lifestyle.  
Among invited guests were: Wanda Acuna (actress, former Miss Puerto Rico International), Alice Amter (The Big Bang Theory), Aaron Brown (DWTS Sweden), Maria Darkina (On The Milky Road/Kusturica; Get Married or Die), Eugenia Kuzmina (model/actress, Dirty Grandpa, Bad Moms), Lars Roos (Swediah pianist), Amy Shi (Actress/Miss China LA), Agnes-Nicole Winter (Real Housewives of Sweden and  Ilya Yordanof (Actor).
Bodvar with Alice Amter, Andreas Oberg and Marco Rakascan (photo Kerstin Alm)

Bodvar and Agnes-Nicole Winter
 “I am delighted to share my vision and introduce Bodvár Rosé wine in the United States,” said Bodvár Hafström.  “Our goal was to create a new lifestyle experience that not only celebrates rosé, but also the vibrance, luxury and joie de vivre that our brand represents.” 
Bodvar's  rosés origin from France.

The guests tasted Bodvar BODVÁR N° 1 ROSÉ from Languedoc Roussillon, France
It's a pearly rosé.
Alcohol : 12 % Dry, fresh and fruity with an elegant pink color. The palate is richly flavorful and refreshing with  smooth notes of red berries.

”The taste is fresh, with a sense of pure fruit and herbs”Food pairing: N°1 is ideal throughout the meal, from aperitif to dessert."
Karen Ostlund w Bodvar Rose wine



Côtes de Provence, France
Alcohol : 12,5 % Bright Rosé
Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah Dry, fresh and elegant with a intensive scent of raspberries, orange and citrus. Food pairing:Good with minced meat, chicken, fish and risotto dishes.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Broad Museum Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth' on view til May 13, 2018

Photos by Karen Ostlund

 The exhibit features Jasper John's work in more than 50 year and 120 rarely loaned artworks from 60 public and private collections.The artist is today 88 years old and lives and works in Sharon, Connecticut.

Stroll down for events, Feb.28-April 4 2018.
LOS ANGELES, CAJasper Johns is an artist of unparalleled importance in the last century and known for his iconic early images of flags, targets, maps and numbers. In the first full survey of his work in more than 50 years in Southern California, The Broad Museum is presenting six decades of rarely loaned artworks from Johns’ remarkable and inventive careermany never before seen in Los Angeles. Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, a collaboration with the Royal Academy, London, will be on view from Feb. 10 until May 13, 2018. The exhibition is sponsored by Louis Vuitton. 
Three Flags 1958 by Jasper Johns
 Tickets are $25 for adults, free for children 17 and under, and will include same-day general admission for The Broad’s third floor galleries. In celebration of this rare opportunity to consider Johns’ entire career in depth, The Broad will host free First Thursdays with free standby admission to the special exhibition from 4-7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month during the exhibition’s run (Mar. 1, Apr. 5 and May 3, 2018). Through The Broad’s Art+Story and Art+Rhyme programs, in partnership with 826LA, the museum will be hosting dozens of school groups, in grades six through twelve, for free. 
Target 1992

The Broad is also working with universities to provide discounted access for student groups. The Broad’s third floor galleries will continue to be  free general admission tickets, and will show a robust selection of postwar and contemporary works from the Broad collection. 

Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth’ will feature more than 120 of the artist’s most significant paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. With loans from dozens of museums and private collections from around the world, including significant works from the Broad collection, the exhibition will trace the evolution of the artist’s wide-ranging practice through a series of thematic chapters. The exhibition encompasses the full range of Johns’ materials, motifs and techniquesincluding his unique use of en-caustic (heated beeswax) and found-material collage in paintingsand the innovations he has achieved in sculpture and the graphic arts by expanding the possibilities of traditional media. Johns’ use of accessible images will be thoroughly examined, seen continually transformed through the artist’s engagement with a wide range of human experiences. In a departure from a retrospective approach, Johns’ artistic achievements will be illuminated through the juxtaposition of early and late works throughout the exhibition.
Numbers 2007 Jasper Johns
 The Broad will be launching a diverse slate of public programming to be presented in conjunction with the special exhibition. Encompassing music, performance, dance, poetry and live discussion, the programs will explore the artists and art forms that inspired Johns and some of his most important works, providing a richer understanding of the iconic American artist who has inspired generations of artists practicing in Los Angeles and around the world.
Ventriloquist 1983 Jasper Johns

One of the most influential and important artists to emerge in the last century, Johns has been seminal to the Broad collection. 
His work emerged with and has influenced numerous other Broad collection artists represented in depth, including Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari and Sherrie Levine. 
Field Painting 1963 Jasper Johns
 About the Exhibition
Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in collaboration with The Broad, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ is curated by Edith Devaney, contemporary curator at the Royal Academy, and independent curator Dr. Roberta Bernstein, author of Jasper Johns’ Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculpture, who has written and lectured extensively on contemporary artists including Johns, Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Rauschenberg. Founding Director Joanne Heyler and Associate Curator Ed Schad are the host curators at The Broad. The exhibition title is taken from a 2006 interview in which Johns said, “Yet, one hopes for something resembling truth, some sense of life, even of grace, to flicker, at least, in the work.” 
Myself next to Target 1961 Jasper Johns
 At The Broad, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will begin with an entire gallery devoted to Johns’ complex treatment of the American flag, arguably his best-known image, deployed famously at the outset of his career in the 1950s as testing ground for a new direction for 20th century art, and for decades afterward.
Works exclusive to The Broad’s presentation of the exhibition include Figure 7, 1955 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art); Three Flags, 1958 (The Whitney Museum of Art, New York); White Target, 1958 (private collection); In memory of my feelings, Frank O’Hara, 1961 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago); Device, 1962 (Baltimore Museum of Art); Gray Alphabets, 1956 (The Menil Collection); Figure 5, 1960 (Centre Pompidou); and Flags, 1965 (Collection of the artist). Other highlights include Flag, 1958 (private collection); 0 Through 9, 1961 (private collection); Target, 1961 (The Art Institute of Chicago); Periscope (Hart Crane), 1963 (The Menil Collection, on loan from the artist); Between the Clock and the Bed, 1981 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C); Ventriloquist, 1983 (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston); Summer, 1985 (Museum of Modern Art, New York); and Bridge, 1997 (private collection). 
False Start 1959

The exhibition will reveal the continuities and changes in Johns’ work throughout his career. His use of accessible and familiar motifs established a new vocabulary in painting as early as the 1950shis treatment of iconography and the appropriation of objects and symbols made the familiar seem unknown through the distinctive, complex textures of his works. Through his groundbreaking paintings and sculptures, Johns charted a radical new course in an art world that had previously been dominated by Abstract Expressionism. 
Watchman 1964
 In the 1960s, he added devices within his works, including studio objects, imprints and casts of the human figure, while works from the 1970s are dominated by abstract ‘crosshatching.’ During this time, Johns began to explore printmaking and is now one of the most celebrated print makers today. His work continued to evolve throughout the 1980s as he introduced a variety of images that engaged with themes involving memory, sexuality and the contemplation of mortality. From this time, Johns increasingly incorporated tracings and details of works by other artists, such as Matthias Grünewald, Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch. The works of the 1990s built on the increasing complexity of subject and reference, and by the early 2000s, Johns had embarked on the pared down and more conceptual Catenary series which, along with other recent works, shows the rich productivity and vitality of this late phase of his career. 
Nines 2006 Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ brings together artworks that rarely travel, including significant loans from the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute, Chicago; the Menil Collection, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate, London; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In addition, the artist has generously loaned a number of his works to the exhibition. 

Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue featuring writings by the curators Devaney and Bernstein, as well as essays from curator and critic Robert Storr, art historian Hiroko Ikegami and writer Morgan Meis. The contributing authors will discuss Johns’ extensive body of work from viewpoints of literature, contemporary culture and international significance. 

Wednesday, Feb. 28 | Wednesday, Mar. 14 | Wednesday, Apr. 18 | 8 p.m.
Location: Lobby and Oculus Hall at The Broad
Tickets: $25 (includes one-time return to
Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ anytime during regular museum hours)

“Of course, painters were a large and important part of Merce’s audience. The music was one of the strong attractions for them. I thought of John as a sort of teacher/preacher/soldier. His curiosity seemed wide-ranging and athletic, and he was able to connect his work to other fields of thoughtto nature, philosophy, science and whatnot. He was generous in his willingness to explain these connections and seemed happy to convince others of the usefulness of his ideas...I think many of us felt that ideas in one medium could trigger ideas in another mediumand that mediums could be mixed in new ways.” —Jasper Johns, quoted in The Fabric of Friendship,” from John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns: Dancers on a Plane by Susan Sontag 

Inspired by Johns’ collaborative and fruitful friendships with composer John Cage and choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham, The Broad will present three evenings of music, voice and dance films programmed with live accompaniment and Fluxus performances, demonstrating the close friendships between the three artists and the influence they played on each other’s creative practice. Co-curated and performed by pianist Adam Tendler, the series will also feature legendary vocalist Joan La Barbara, renowned for developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques which have influenced generations of other composers and singers. 

Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 8 p.m. | Incidents and Echoes: Jasper Johns and John Cage Performed by pianist Adam Tendler
In this program, each of the musical compositions by Cage shares the same title as a painting in Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, or has a close connection to Johns. These compositions are emblematic of the friendship between Johns and Cage, and how integral each one’s artwork was to the other.
  • “Suite for Toy Piano” by John Cage
  • “The Perilous Night” (prepared piano) by John Cage
  • “Winter Music” by John Cage
  • “Music for Piano 1, 2, 3” by John Cage (with Merce Cunningham dance video
  • “The Seasons” by John Cage
  • “In a Landscape” by John Cage 

    Wednesday, Mar. 14 | 8 p.m. | Usuyuki: Johns in Japan Performed by pianist Adam Tendler
    Japanese culture and philosophy is a significant influence on Johns’ work. Usuyuki is the Japanese word for “light snow.” It also suggests the idea that something disappears as it is made visible, just as a snowflake melts when it hits the ground. The fleeting nature of existence is a recurring theme in Johns’ paintings, and one that Johns explored during his time in Japan. The works in this program are ones that reflect Japan’s influence on Cage and Johns, and includes compositions and Fluxus performance pieces that were taking place in Japan when Johns visited the country. 

  • “Seven Haiku” by John Cage
  • “Music for Piano” by Toshi Ichiyanagi
  • “Piano Distance” by Toru Takemitsu
  • “Corona” by Toru Takemitsu
  • Fluxus Performance Pieces
o “Lighting Piece” Yoko Ono
o “Distance for Piano” Takehisa Kosugi
o “Dragging Suite” Nam June Paik
o “Wall Piece for Orchestra to Yoko Ono” Yoko Ono o “Portrait Piece” Mieko Shiomi
o “0'00"” John Cage

  • “Electronic Music for Piano” by John Cage
  • “Cheap Imitation” by John Cage (with “Second Hand,a video from the Merce
    Cunningham Dance Company)
    Wednesday, Apr. 18 | 8 p.m. | Impresarios, Inc. Program Performed by pianist Adam Tendler with vocalist Joan La Barbara
    In 1958, with Emile de Antonio and Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns formed Impresarios, Inc., which sponsored two performances of new music and dance in New York. All of the works in this program reflect the close collaboration and inter-relationships of Johns with Cage and Cunningham, or were performed at the Impresarios, Inc. events, most notably at the now- legendary John Cage 25-Year Retrospective at Town Hall in New York City that took place on May 15, 1958.

  • “RainForest” by David Tudor
  • “Sonatas and Interludes (Parts 1 & 2)” by John Cage
  • “For Piano 1” by Christian Wolff
  • “Three Pieces for Piano” by Morton Feldman
  • “Telephones and Birds” by John Cage, accompanied by vocalist Joan La Barbara
  • “Concert for piano + Aria + Fontana Mix” by John Cage, accompanied by vocalist Joan
    La Barbara
  • “Dream” by John Cage 

    Unfolding Language Literary Series
    Thursday, Mar. 22 and Thursday, Apr. 12 | 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Oculus Hall at The Broad
    Tickets: $15 (reading only); $30 (includes admission to reading and one-time return to
    Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ anytime during regular museum hours) Co-presented by ALOUD

    The Broad and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD will explore the centrality of authors and poets to Johns’ creative practice by presenting two evenings of readings by contemporary authors, who will present verses from Johns’ literary muses, including Samuel Beckett, Ted Berrigan, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Hart Crane, Frank O’Hara, and Herman Melville, as well as read from their own work, inspired by the writers who are vital to Johns’ artwork.
    Thursday, Mar. 22 | 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Rigoberto González, Chris Kraus and Douglas Kearney. Gonzalez will read from and respond to poet Hart Crane; Kraus will read from and respond to writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline; and Kearney will read from and respond to writer Samuel Beckett.
Thursday, Apr. 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Hanif Abdurraqib, Brendan Constantine and Amy Gerstler. Abdurraqib will read from and respond to poet Frank O’Hara; Constantine will read from and respond to writer Herman Melville; and Amy Gerstler will read from and respond to poet Ted Berrigan.
USC Poetry Reading Jasper Johns: A Tour of the Imagination Wednesday, Apr. 4 | 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Broad galleries
Tickets: $10

In partnership with USC
Organized by award-winning poet Carol Muske-Dukes, professor of English at the University of Southern California, this special one-night public reading is The Broad's contribution to National Poetry Month. As part of a USC graduate course entitled A Tour of the Imagination,each of Muske-Dukes' current PhD students will read poetry that they have crafted. The reading will be the consummation of an ongoing collaborative process between image and word; these poets will have earlier chosen one work of art from Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, then spent hours in conversation” with their artwork selection to compose their poems. The evening's final reading will be an ensemble effort in the form of a “crown of sonnetsin response to one of Johns’ works on view.
Student Participants:
  • Vanessa Villarreal
    Sara Fetherolf
  • Stephanie Horvath
  • Katharine Ogle
  • Catherine Pond
  • Essy Stone
  • Katrin Tschirgi
About the Artist
Jasper Johns was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1930 and raised in South Carolina. He moved to New York in 1948 and returned in 1953 after two years of service in the U.S. Army. Johns’ works became widely known after his first solo exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1958. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with an array of other artists, including visual artists Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, playwright Samuel Beckett and choreographer Merce Cunningham, serving as artistic advisor to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for over a decade. The artist currently lives and works in Sharon, Conn. 

Johns has held solo exhibitions throughout the world at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Kunstmuseum Basel; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Johns won the Grand Prize for Painting at the Venice Biennale in 1988, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. 

About The Broad
The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission. The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. Since opening in September 2015, The Broad has welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Beverly Hills Chamber Celebrated "Year Of The Dog" at Rolls-Royce O'Gara Coach

Photos by Karen Ostlund
Traditional Lion Dance

 From February 16 2018 to February 4 2019  is the year of the earth dog, which brings the element of earth to all the Chinese zodiac signs this year.
Beverly Hills Chamber and Asian Business Connection celebrated Year of the Dog, February 2nd with with O'Gara Coach, 8833 West Olympic blvd in Beverly Hills.
 The yearly event featured traditional Lunar New Year entertainment with a Beverly Hills touch, and the latest Rolls-Royce on display.
Dog designer Anthony Rubio Designs
 The evening featured many dogs wearing couture by dog designer Anthony Rubio, who flew in from New York. Traditional performances included Lunar New Year lion dances, Wu Shu Shaolin Kung Fu, musician Bei Bei on Guzheng, modern fire dances and an Asian Dance Troupe Performance.

The Dog (狗) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 戌.
The Chinese character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.
The purpose of the Asian Business Connection is to empower business to thrive in Beverly Hills as it relates to Asian based businesses with Beverly Hills business interests or locally based businesses with Asian business interests. Programming and services of this committee to include events, workshops, strategic partnerships and business referrals.
Dog models wearing Anthony Rubio Designs

Asian Dance Troupe Performance.
Asian beauty pageants

Yojisan Sushi
XIAN restaurant

2018 is a Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.

Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030 - The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.

If you're born in a Dog year, you're a Dog, and the following are deemed lucky for you:
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
Rolls Royce & fashion 2018

Karen Ostlund w Rolls Royce Dawn 2017
You can check below whether you are a Dog.
Dog Year    Start     End
2018     February 16, 2018 to February 4, 2019
2006     January 29, 2006     - February 17, 2007
1994     February 10, 1994     - January 30, 1995
1982     January 25, 1982     - February 12, 1983
1970     February 6, 1970     - January 26, 1971
1958     February 18, 1958     - February 7, 1959
1946     February 2, 1946   -  January 21, 1947
1934     February 14, 1934  -   February 3, 1935
Five Types of Dog; Which One Are You?
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth.
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Dogs, each with different characteristics:
Musashino sparkling sake

Type of Dog    Year of Birth    Characteristics
Wood Dog   1934, 1994     Sincere, reliable, considerate, understanding, and patient
Fire Dog     1946, 2006     Intelligent, hardworking, and sincere
Earth Dog   1958, 2018     Communicative, serious, and responsible in work
Gold Dog    1910, 1970     Conservative, desirable, cautious, and always ready to help others
Water Dog   1922, 1982     Brave and self-centered, even seemingly selfish; well-versed in dealing with financial issues

The Luckiest Things for Dogs:
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 49)
Lucky days: the 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
Lucky directions: east, south, and northeast
Lucky months: the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
Tsingtao and Tiger beer

The Dog's Personality:

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.

As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others. Therefore, Dogs tend to leave others with the impression that they have a stubborn personality.

Born with a good nature, Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains. They just need a quiet life and a good family and, therefore, forget the ugliness and evil on Earth.

Dogs are always ready to help others and do not care about their own interests, but if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people they will feel shocked and hurt.

When thrown into doubt, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when giving comments on something, and infer all things are according to their pessimistic point of view.

Good Health for Dogs: Overall, Dogs enjoy good health for they tend to be happy all the time. Dogs are active at sports so they are resilient to illnesses, such as colds, coughs, and fever.

In heavy work periods and frequent social activities, they should ensure they get plenty of rest in addition to taking proper exercise, which will benefit both their physical and mental health. Since Dogs are not keen about seeking money and power, they feel less stressed and tense at work and in their home life.
Anthony Rubio's  Chinese Dog Designs
 Best-Suited Careers for Dogs:

Due to their loyal personality, Dogs tend to choose a career based on the principle of serving others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees as they put their heart and soul into their tasks.

They are easygoing and kind, and are always ready to alleviate the workload of others, which makes them very popular in their work circle.

Recommended careers for Dogs include a police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Photos by Karen Ostlund
(Center) Burt Ward "Robin" trying his new Pink's hotdog

 Hollywood, CA – Pink’s Hotdogs located at 709 N La Brea Avenue in Hollywood honored the caped crusader BURT WARD “ROBIN’ in honor of the Batman ‘66” series.

Burt was dedicated his Burt “Robin” Ward hotdog in front of Pinks on January 9th.

 A hotdog,  all beef, stretch dog,  topped with mustard, relish, onion and sauerkraut.

George Barris Exhibition Batmobile infront Hollywood Museum
Burt arrived in the George Barris Exhibition Batmobile used in many batman 66 promotions and TV appearances.

Gloria Pink said:“We are very excited to honor the Batman 66 TV show and Burt Ward this way.
Burt created his favorite hot dog that will be on the menu starting January 9th 2018.

Last year’s release of Warner Bros animated film “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” and this year's release of Warner Bros animated sequel “Batman vs Two-Face,” makes Batman ‘66 is hotter than ever.
Dog eating Gentle Giants Dog Food
Burt Ward (Robin), who has gone from Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader, and along with his wife, Tracy, has rescued more than 15,500 dogs during the last 23 years and has created natural, life enhancing Gentle Giants Dog Food and a Special Feeding and Care Program, - which has helped dogs live as long as 27 healthy, active years.
Burt Ward said:
“I am so excited to have a HOT DOG named after me, and especially a Pinks Hot Dog. Now, Batman fans and Gentle Giants fans everywhere can order my special super hero hotdog.
Donna Loren

 President and Founder of the world-famous Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building (, Donelle Dadigan, announced that, the Hollywood Museum is thrilled about Burt Ward and the world renown Batman ‘66 collectors.The first ever “BATMAN ‘66” exhibit, opened to the public on Jan 12th 2018 - the same date as the 52nd anniversary of the 1966 premiere of the ABC TV series, “Batman.”
Nate Truman, Collector Batman 66

On Jan 10th 2018, The Hollywood Museum on 1660 North Highland turned Hollywood in Gotham City, as they project the iconic Bat Signal on the side of the historic Max Factor building, at a VIP unveiling preview gala for “HOLY HOLLYWOOD HISTORY! BATMAN ‘66,” with special appearances by the show’s cast members and other stars in attendance.
Batman 66 costumes

                          The exhibit, which consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Burt Ward, and the iconic show, still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.
Hank Garrett with wife


Batman 66 coins
 The BATMAN 66 exhibit features original costumes and props from the show, which have not been seen since it originally broadcast from 1966-68.

 Dadigan said, “We have costumes and props that evoke one’s childhood memories of the ever-popular TV series, “Batman”. There is something for everyone -  from the Batmobile and Batcycle to Burt and Adam's original costumes worn during the show’s 120 episodes run on ABC TV Network, as well as guest villains – and one of my favorites - the original Dr. Casandra costume worn by TV and film star Ida Lupino, that has never been seen publicly before.”
 Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; , life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West's face and mannequin from 1966.
Terry Moore

          The extensive exhibit also features much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.

Wally Wingert guest curator of the exhibit Batman 66
Thousands of hours have gone into mounting this exhibit and a dedicated team of Hollywood Museum staff and world- renown collectors, including Wally Wingert, Scott Sebring, Pat Evans, Tom Woodruff, Nate Truman, Mark Hardeman, Greg Maraio, Alex Zsolt, Christopher Chaisson, Bob Mitsch, Kelly DelCambre, Adrian Van Eck, Ivan Taback, Brian Puls, Chaz George, Buddy Rogers, Troy Maynus, Daniel Fopma, Dave Tripet, Grigg Espinoza, Rob Klein, Robert Jungweber , Donna Loren, have come together to loan amazing items that are now part of TV history - to help create this first ever Batman’66 exhibit, “Holy Hollywood History!” Wally Wingert has been named as the special curator of this exhibit, with exhibit organizer, Roger Neal.             
Ward remarked “I am excited to see all of this. It will be like a homecoming to reunite with these items and to remember my friend and crime fighting partner, Adam West.”

Jared Barris
As a special treat on preview Jan 10th to the George Barris Exhibition was the  Batmobile,  used in many tv shows and Batman 66 promotions.The car made a special appearance in front of the Hollywood Museum.

 The Barris family said they are excited about this exhibit and look forward to  having the #2 car used in the show at the opening.
Ken, the collector who loaned out items to Batman 66 exhibit
Geraldine Saunders creator of the Love Boat, ABC TV series