BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

UPDATE: Mural goes on the BLOCK….BLACK GOLD: Thar’s Oil in Them Thar Walls. Vintage mosaic mural discovered, but who dunnit? New article by Lillian Sizemore for Mosaic Art Now.

King of Cool Funds the Pool

The”Brotherhood of Man” a 1968 mosaic mural by artist Anthony Stellon is now re-located but the mural’s original site was the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Pool, and the funding has roots in a terrific Hollywood backstory!

Radio Story on the Petroleum Club Mural

RADIO: Listen in to the backstory on the modernist Petroleum Club mosaic, interview with Lillian Sizemore and Greg Johnson by Kevin Ferguson of KPCC

The World of Mosaic

Setting the Mood: Handsome Hollywood Star Narrates the film “The World of Mosaic”. Presentation for Society of American Mosaic Artists. Please join me at SAMA, Saturday, April 13. 2:30 PM at Tacoma Convention Ctr.

Midcentury Mosaics Saved from the Wrecking Ball

How did Millard Sheets accomplish this massive 1958 mosaic installation? Who were the players? Read on for the backstory on a magnificent piece of American mosaic history and how it was recently rescued…

Treasure Hunt: Vintage Mosaics

Sometimes a girl just needs to clear her head  — and nothing refreshes like a good BROWSE around a vintage store… When in San Francisco’s Mission District, be sure to check out the new 17,000 square foot space called STUFF. Thanks to free parking, I took my sweet time and strolled through two floors of jam-packed … Continue reading

Mid-Century Mosaics of Pablo Picasso

Another intriguing mosaic mystery: Pablo Picasso, the Cote d’Azur in the 1950s, an enchanting young lover, and the case of the missing mosaics.

Mosaic Mad Men

Mosaic was all the rage in the mid-fifties. Editorial artist Karl Hubenthal illustrated the covers for Just One More using mosaics as reference!