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Feb 18, 2013 Bob Rini commented on Charles Krafft Is a White Nationalist Who Believes the Holocaust Is a Deliberately Exaggerated Myth.
Some of folks who want to soft sell Nazi atrocities or question how many Jews were in Europe at the time ("How could they kill that many?") should read some reliable history--it's out there--and a good place to begin might be the excellent book "Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945," especially the second volume, "The Years of Extermination." Oh, and if you want to be really brave when poo-poohing the Holocaust you can stand by your convictions and not post anonymously.
Feb 18, 2013 Bob Rini commented on Charles Krafft Is a White Nationalist Who Believes the Holocaust Is a Deliberately Exaggerated Myth.
Some of Charlie's Solo Exhibitions

2008 “LOL, Not your Grandmother’s China”, J.Flynn Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
2007 “Artist Rifles Requiem”, Stolenspace, London, UK
2006 “Ceramic Sabotage”, School of Art & Design, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
2005 “Darkness in Delft”, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA, USA
“New Disasterware”, Copro Nason Gallery, Culver City, CA, USA
2004 “Final Presentation”, Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum, ‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
2003 “Ring of Spone”, Queen Anne Columbarium/Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, WA, USA
“Never Look A Giftshoppe in the Mouth”, Dirt Gallery, Hollywood, CA, USA
2002 “Charles Krafft’s Villa Delirium”, Grand Central Art Center, Cal. State University, Fullerton, CA, USA
Porcelain War Museum”, Copro Nason Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2001 “Charles Krafft’s Villa Delirium”, Cont. Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
1999 Defense Ministry, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1994 Metropolitan Mobile Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
1993 Garth Clark Galleries, New York, NY, USA
Two Bells Tavern, Seattle, WA, USA
Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, USA
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
1991 Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, USA
1989 Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, USA
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
1987 Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, USA
1986 Cafe Counter Intelligence, Seattle, WA, USA
1983 The Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1982 The Meeting Place in the Market, Seattle, WA, USA
1981 The1429 Grant Avenue Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1980 The Junior League Offices, Seattle, WA, USA
1979 The 1429 Grant Avenue Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1978 The Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1976 The Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1975 The Nagatani Gallery, Burlington, WA, USA
1974 The Polly Friendlander Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1971 The Polly Friendlander Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1969 The Richard White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Group shows....many more.
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Feb 13, 2013 Bob Rini commented on Charles Krafft Is a White Nationalist Who Believes the Holocaust Is a Deliberately Exaggerated Myth.
Thanks for the article about the well-known "secret" that Charles Krafft is a white nationalist, a holocaust denier and basically a tiresome Nazi apologist. The cranky old coot is a boor, at the very least, and why he continues to be celebrated as Seattle's greatest living artist because of a few incendiary ceramics--oh, and "spone"--is beyond me, but this throws into question our critical abilities. Of course, many generally unpleasant if not outright nasty misanthropes have created wonderful art (witness Ezra Pound, another Nazi apologist, and the notorious misogynist Strindberg, among others) but the celebration Krafft (who is not at their level by an means) remains a puzzle. Is he really running the long con, "laughing at the liberal art establishment he's fooled," or are we just so starved for meaningful art we are his willing accomplices? Some would say leave well enough alone, but since Krafft has recently cranked up his Nazi nastiness on White Power blogs and podcasts, maybe it's time to reassess his worth.
Sep 24, 2012 Bob Rini commented on My Feelings on the Matter of the Genius Awards Process.
Regarding process, maybe this is preferable to announcing winners two weeks ahead of the party, but to avoid nerve-racking evenings for short-listers who might otherwise enjoy the evening, why not announce the winners two weeks AFTER the party? That way, all could mingle and greet and bask in the warm glow of purported geniushood. Looks like a wonderful crew of winners (and losers, er, runners-up) this year, and I appreciate The Stranger casting a wider net than the usual suspects. It takes guts to boldly recognize previously unheralded award-winning artists, which is why I was somewhat puzzled when Gary Hill took home the award last year. I love Gary's work (his recent show at the Henry was outstanding) but perhaps his genius award should have come earlier in the stellar trajectory of his celebrated career--before he won the MacArthur, say (the "other" genius grant), the Leone díOro, Prize for Sculpture, at the Venice Biennale, a couple Guggenheims, and countless prestigious awards bestowed in Tokyo, France, Spain, Germany and Brazil. Then again, perhaps now, with the Stranger's help, Gary's career will really take off.
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Apr 13, 2012 Bob Rini commented on Never Heard of 'Em: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band.
Oh, and it sounds good, too.
Apr 13, 2012 Bob Rini commented on Never Heard of 'Em: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band.
There is a huge disadvantage to plucking sounds our of context, since this album (and many, many you haven't heard) existed in a dialog with other records, and "in real time" some of these records made different sense. Beefheart was a twisted genius, but it probably helps to think of it as an avant garde art project with equal parts Howlin' Wolf, beat poetry, music concrete, sixties garage rock, James Joyce, Richard Nixon, LSD, Southern California, dissonant found sounds, Ornette Coleman, experimental electronica, R&B, Stockhausen, John Cage, Fellini, and the fear and trembling of crawling out of a frozen garbage can in an alley in the middle of the night. This is not easy listening, after all, and without a little homework and some cultural digging, it's just tossing pearls before swine.
Mar 3, 2010 Bob Rini commented on Large Chihuly Museum Being Planned for Seattle Center.
A Chihuly Museum will be a nice replacement for the Fun Forest and a great addition to the Seattle Center, and I look forward to visiting. I thoroughly enjoyed his contribution to the Bellagio--his amoebic carnival balloons complemented the festive "elegance" of the Vegas casino and was a good fit, unlike Chihuly Over Venice which seemed as out of place as a clown hitting golf balls in St. Peter's Basilica.
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Oct 7, 2009 Bob Rini commented on Currently Hanging.
Very nice piece, but what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it? Is it table or sculpture, and is that bobbing skull the lone survivor of the Pequod or a pasteboard mask? Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way? Aye, aye! it was that accursed sculpture/table that took my leg--though it had four of its own--and made a poor pegging lubber of me for ever and a day! What say ye, sailors?
 
 

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