Remember those wonderful images that appeared in our city on walls and along the freeways by Robbie Connell back in the 80's? “Men with no lips” – or the iconic image of Reagan around the time of the Iran Contra scandal with the singular word “Contra Diction” emblazoned on it?
Lydia Emily is a political artist whose name you might not have heard of – yet. But you will! She has captured the politics of our day in her work and frozen the moment on her canvases.
Lydia Emily (Lydiaemily.com) donated six SPECIAL EDITION POSTERS, number and signed by the artist and we are going to be auctioning the off to raise funds for KPFK this week on RADIO ALCHYMY with Eben Rey.You seen her work on the streets of Venice, in Hollywood, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. She's an emerging west-coast artist and someone to watch.
Whether it's the image of Julian Assange with the words THE TRUTH MAY NOT SET YOU FREE emblazoned on it, or the image Winston Churchill holding a placard to remind us that once upon a time, wars actually ended – well – this is really special, one of a kind political art, collectible and oh so RADIO ALCHYMY.So, bring out your check books. Call your art loving, art collecting friends and clue them in to this amazing opportunity to hang a Lydia Emily in their collections.
Eben will be interviewing the artist live on air, talking to her about what it's like to be a single mother by day, and a cutting edge, wheat-pasting, political commentator by night.
Tune in this Thursday at 2am to RADIO ALCHYMY with Eben Rey to participate in this very special art auction. KPFK