Photos: Robert Williams, Mr. Bitchin’ Premier Screening, Egyptian Theatre

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Robert Williams, Mr Bitchin‘–the wild ride, the mind-expanding trip through the decades with artist Robert Williams–hit the shelves and screens on July 30, 2013 as a DVD and video-on-demand. To celebrate, the Egyptian Theatre held screening of the film. On the panel for the Q&A,  filmmakers Mary Reese and Nancye Ferguson, Mat Gleason, Robert, and his wife and fellow hot rodder, artist Suzanne Williams.

Interested in what went into making the film? Check out my interview with Mary and Nancye on And the first video below is Cindy’s accidentally captured video before the screening, during the Q&A, and after; the second is a clip from Robert Williams Mr Bitchin’ which lays out why exactly Robert Williams is such a monumental figure, truly the primogenitor, in conceptual narrative painting, aka Pop Surrealism or low brow.




Shana Ny Dambrot, Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang. Dambrot wrote the into to Ausgang’s latest novella , the Pawnee Republican. Both Van Arno and Ausang are featured in Kustom Kulture II at the Huntington Beach Art Center.


Lancaster Museum of Art and History’s director Andi Campognone, and newlyweds Mat Gleason and Leigh Salgado. MOAH’s new exhibitions opening August 3 center around Lancaster’s place in aeronautics and the race for space and feature works by Tim Youd, Jorg Dubin, and Free Enterprise.


Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Mat Gleason, Nancye Ferguson.


Eric Minh Swenson at work. Earlier this month Swenson finished directing Mana, a documentary featuring Southern California artists, produced by Andi Campognone and Alex Couwenberg. Swenson’s  photos will be included at the summer group show opening at Coagula Curatorial opening August 10


Williams signed DVDs, books, posters, and more after the screening.




Photos 1, 2, 8 and 10: Jon Alloway. Used by permission
Photos 3, 5, and 6: Eric Minh Swenson/ Used by permission.
All other photos: Cindy Schwarzstein/CARTWHEEL

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