Arts Elton John Has A Feeding Frenzy at Greg Kucera
SOIL member Chris Engman, a local photographer, was just happy to have his first show at Greg Kucera Gallery this fall. What he couldn’t have known was that Sir Elton would come into the gallery and buy not one, not two, but SIX of his photographs for his personal collection. Word is that these were among the purchases a sedately dressed but obviously Eltonish Elton John bought yesterday at GK in a decisive, entourage-ful shopping spree:
The Artist as Explorer
The man has taste. He also bought three Tim Rodas and two Alice Wheelers, including this iconic Wheeler:
John was on a tight schedule. He stopped by the Katrina-Land show at G. Gibson Gallery, but didn’t have time to really look, so the gallery is sending him a CD of images. (Reportedly, however, John’s serious aftershave stayed at the gallery long after he left.)
Kucera encouraged John to go to the James Harris Gallery and Lawrimore Project (I wish he’d gotten a look at those Anne Matherns!), but John didn’t have time. Happily, at least, Kucera said, none of the other visitors at the Kucera Gallery asked for John’s autograph, or began singing his songs.
Lawrimore joked this morning about the Englishman’s inability to travel the few blocks down to the ID: “Damn. I’m gonna start looking for new property!”