Monday, July 16, 2012

MARIJKE KOGER-DUNHAM art career retrospective with music bonus Booker T. Jones

Top photograph: fine artist/muralist/graphic designer/clothing designer/musician Marijke Koger-Dunham, who painted the most iconic images of the 1960s and continues to make art to this day attending, believe it or not, her first career retrospective 6.29.12 at Sonos Gallery, Hollywood Calif. Seen above at right, her hand-painted custom guitars for Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in the band Cream who also sport her custom fashions.

Below are assorted images of pop culture characters or spiritual inspirational figures amidst her polychrome fantasias at the exhibition. She was the first to do this in fine art and graphic art.* Peter Max et al. in the '60s copied her, and have admitted same.

Left, "Poseidon" (god of
horsesas well as the sea.)
Fastfilmblog likes horses.

Below, a glimpse of The Fool, her fine art, clothing design and musician collective (Marijke top left) and their murals for the Beatles' Apple building, London U.K. late 1960s

Below, the original schematic design for Marijke and The Fool's murals for the Aquarius Theatre, for its premiere of the counter-cultural musical "Hair."

Left, a very appropriately
costumed individual; right,
music and art power couple
(he's an attorney as well as musican,
she fashioned the polychrome visuals for the 1960s) Don Dunham and MarijkeKoger-Dunham.

Bonus to the iconic art, music legend Booker T. Jones...

Above, soul music icon
Booker T. Jones at the keyboard.
Left, guest photo (C) 2012 Kurt Ingham, plus set list.

Above and below, Booker T. Jones performs for the audience of entranced art and music enthusiasts, inclusive of Evita Corby and Mike Hudson below right. Booker T. and the M.G.s were celebrated for their classic instrumental hit "Green Onions," however Mr. Jones garnered prodigious acclaim playing and producing for Stax Records while collaborating with Otis Redding, Albert King ("Born Under A Bad Sign" was co-written by Jones) and countless others.

Above, our Swiss houseguest Noe Vuille nephew of our chum Oliver Vuille (bassist of Euro-tour Chainsaw,) my better half Mr. Twister (former lead lead singer of Chainsaw,) and the artist herself, Marijke Koger-Dunham, beaming and beautiful in front of a photo of her erstwhile clients The Beatles, seen accoutred in her clothing designs for Magical Mystery Tour.

Above, Mr. Twister calibrates his camera as all enjoy exhibit.

Shiny, happy people:
rock couturier Evita Corby with

Shiny Diamond right, and Rodney Bingenheimer below.

Above, rock couturier Evita Corby's stark black and white beauty presents a graphic contrast to Marijke Koger-Dunham's colorful LP covers for (clockwise from upper left) Traffic, Marijke's own group The Fool, perennial personal household favorite The Move and The Incredible String Band.
Above L-R: author Mike Hudson ("Diary of a Punk" et al,) rock couturier Evita Corby, Paraphilia Editor Dire McCain, my better half Mr. Twister, and our Swiss houseguest Noe Vuille.

Above left, your humble
photojournalist enjoying the show immensely (guest photo (C) 2012
Kurt Ingham.) Right, this is happy for author ("Canyon of Dreams," "Rebel Music," "Hollywood Shack Job" et al) Harvey Kubernik, pleased to pose with Marijke Koger-Dunham. His unhappy would be not looking at the camera at all.

Left, again, Harvey Kubernik's perpetual poker face belies his actually having a great time (which I knew from fielding a later phone call beginning "Wow..." Right Paraphilia Editor Dire McCain holds up the keyboard (guest photo
(C) 2012Kurt Ingham.)

* There have been vivid colorists throughout art history like
the Fauves or Blue Rider movement, even those similarly transposing patterns and realistic figures like Gustav Klimt. However, none consistently incorporated rainbow colors deftly throughout their careers. Marijke's story in art and influences will be found soon in an upcoming issue of Paraphilia Magazine via a photo feature with an interview with Marijke Koger-Dunham by yours truly.

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