Way Bay 2

Linda Mac and Michael LaBash in front of Patti Smith paiting

Mikee and I were in Berkeley yesterday and finally got to go to the Way Bay 2 show, which we loved, and saw Frank’s “Patti Smith” painting on display!

It was a very moving, kind of surreal experience for us … it is great!

The photo was taken by Frank, one of the museum staff people, who we ended up talking with for 1/2 hour!!

Linda & Mikee

Frank Moore’s oil painting in Museum show

One of Frank’s oil paintings, “Patti Smith”, is included in the current exhibition , “Way Bay 2” , at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).

“Way Bay 2” is the second exhibition in a series covering artwork from the San Francisco Bay Area over two centuries. Way Bay 2 runs from June 13 – September 2, 2018.

See https://bampfa.org/program/way-bay-2 for more information.

Two of Frank’s oil paintings, “Patti Smith” and “Mariah” were added to the museum’s permanent collection earlier this year.

Photo by Keith Wilson

Photo by Keith Wilson

Photo by Keith Wilson

Photo by Keith Wilson

BAMPFA picked up Frank’s two paintings today for their collection!

The BAMPFA crew of Scott and Mike came this morning with their large truck to pick up Frank’s two paintings for the museum’s permanent collection.

See all of the photos from today plus a short video:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eroplay/albums/72157690367098080

“Mariah” from Frank’s studio wall

“Patti Smith” in our living room

The two paintings secured in the large truck!

Frank’s Paintings to BAM/PFA

Mikee and I have been aware that we need to make some arrangements for Frank’s amazing oil paintings for after we are gone.

So, Mikee went online and got an email for UC Berkeley’s Art Museum, now known as BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive). We introduced ourselves and Frank, and included pictures of some of Frank’s paintings. Of course, we name dropped Bancroft Library!!

Much to our amazement they wrote back and said the director, Larry Rinder, would like to come to the house and see Frank’s paintings and talk! It was surreal. Our wonderful Keith Wilson was here to film it all. (It turns out that Keith and Larry know each other.)

Larry loved Frank’s paintings and picked two paintings (Patti Smith & Mariah) that he would love to add to their collection. He explained that because of storage issues, they can’t take the entire collection. It now goes to two committees for approval. The deal is the two paintings would go to BAMPFA when Mikee and I die, but until then they can borrow them if/when they would like to include them in shows. He recommended some other local museums that may also be interested in adding some of Frank’s paintings to their collections.

Amazing!

Frank must be totally cracking up!!!

We forgot to take some photos (!), but Keith sent us these great stills from the footage that he shot.

These are the two paintings:

Mariah by Frank Moore

Mariah, oil on canvas, 40” x 34”, 1977 by Frank Moore

Patti Smith by Frank Moore

Patti Smith, oil on canvas, 34” x 38”, 1979 by Frank Moore

See more of Frank’s paintings here: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/paintings/index.html