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Manhattan Project, 2012 Lincoln Logs and Plaster 12” X 19“ X 40” © Courtesy of the Artist and Frank Pictures Gallery
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2525 Michigan Ave. A5
Santa Monica, CA 90404
September 14th, 2012 - November 10th, 2012
Opening: September 16th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.frankpicturesgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
Laurie@FrankPicturesGallery.com
PHONE:  
(310) 828-0211
TAGS:  
mixed-media, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Chris Blum, a third generation Californian was born in 1944, a Leap Year. He has been inventing the world he lives in ever since. He majored in fine art at The San Francisco Academy of Art and upon graduation, entered the “Mad Men” ad world as an art director. Blum avoided the mundane ad world by working with clients such as Levi Strauss, Harley Davidson, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Apple Computers. He began directing film in 1984, which led to making music videos with U2, Moody Blues, Traffic, Billy Joel (We Didn’t Start the Fire) and his first feature, Big Time with Tom Waits.

In 1998, Blum began sculpting full time. His pieces are in the permanent graphics collections of the Smithsonian as well as in the MOMA in New York and the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, as well as many private collections.

Currently resides in Sonoma County, CA, married to Suzanne Jierjian Blum.