The Riches of Martha Rich

By Alissa Walker Comment


Remember LA artist and Freedom Wig-wearer Martha Rich, who we first met at the Yosemite Studios party last summer? She’s got a show up with David Sandlin at La Luz de Jesus, one of the galleries curated by the fine Billy Shire here in LA. We braved the worst night of weather in Los Angeles history (we actually had to use an umbrella) to attend the opening last Friday, but the show is up until January 27, and it probably won’t rain anymore for the rest of the year, so it’s safe to go. If you really can’t make it, view all the images here.


The woman, and her minimizer. Rich used to be a model for commercials and catalogs when she was a teen, and became fascinated with the visuals upon discovering an old JC Penney photoshoot of hers.


Rich was doing one painting a day at Freedom Wig, a year-long experiment that was supposed to end on Halloween 2007…but she extended it in honor of this show.





We liked Sandlin’s work, too.


The weather outside was frightful. And who did we see in the back? Our old Tim Biskup-created friend, who we last ran into at Billy Shire Fine Arts. Only $5000!