Hidden treasures discovered while digging through Frank Moore's huge archives.

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Early Paintings

Here is a collection of Frank’s early oil paintings. We only know the dates they were painted for a couple of them. (Frank said he started painting in high school.) Frank painted with a brush attached to a hard hat.

Untitled (Frank’s First Painting), watercolor on paper, 14” x 11’, 1960s
Untitled, watercolor on paper, 14” x 11”, 1960s
Untitled, oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.25″, 1960s
“Still Life”, oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.25″, 1960s
Untitled, oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.5″, 1960s
Untitled, oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.5″, 1960s
Untitled, oil on cardboard, 9″ x 11.5″, 1960s
Untitled, oil on paper, 8.75″ x 11.5″, 1960s
“Seascape”, oil on cardboard, 10″ x 13.5″, 1965.
Untitled, oil on cardboard, 8.5″ x 13″, 1965
Untitled, oil on canvas board, 10″ x 8″, 196os
“Abstract Body Parts”, oil on canvas board, 9″ x 12″, 1970s
Untitled, oil on canvas board, 12″ x 16″, 1960s
Untitled, oil on canvas board, 16″ x 12″, 1960s
“Ball”, oil on canvas, 12″ x 14″, 1960s
“Abstract Face”, oil on canvas board, 12″ x 16″, 1970s
“The First Rebel”, oil on canvas board, 12″ x 15″, 1966

More of Frank’s oil and digital paintings can be viewed here: https://eroplay.com/Cave/paintings/index.html

Frank painting his self-portrait in New York City, circa 1974.

A Pussy For Bob

February 17, 2007

Frank wrote:

One night at BURNT RAMEN, Bob said, “Man, I wish you would paint me a pussy that I could hang up on my wall so I could jerk off while looking at it!” So I did. This video was when my crew delivered the painting to Bob’s apartment [I could not get in because of stairs]. This is a glimpse of the backstage of Bob’s reality! For years later he kept calling me… “man, I just see a cheese sandwich in your painting!” But finally, “Oh man, I SEE THAT PUSSY!”

“A Pussy For Bob” by Frank Moore 2007

Another layer of moving in …

Today Erika, Alexi and Corey drove here to Sacramento in a 20 ft. U Haul truck filled with Frank’s oil paintings, and the framed art / photos! The oil paintings were neatly packed in the wood structure/box they created for it. The day was spent unloading the truck, but we did manage to hang the neon peace sign in the front window and the first piece of art … Superman!!!

Alexi, Erika and Corey arriving in the U Haul!
Alexi, Erika and Corey arriving in the U Haul!
Alexi opening up the paintings' box
Alexi opening up the paintings’ box
Frank's nude statue in its new home in the garden
Frank’s nude statue in its new home in the garden

Way Bay 2

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

Frank’s Paintings to BAMPFA

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.


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