Gordy Grundy authors 'Throttle', a column in the national art magazine artillery. His column "Genuflect" has appeared in the Coagula Art Journal from 1996 to 2015. He writes of art and marketing on the Huffington Post. Grundy has written for ARTnews, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly and many more.
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STRATEGIES, SURVIVAL SKILLS and GUERRILLA TACTICS for the
AMERICAN FINE ARTIST
This well-received essay is often required reading in graduate art schools. A fun read!
HO HUM BLUM, Once A King in LA
I was excited to meet Blum, a hero of art-world legend, fame and renown. Ferus Gallery and the Venice Boys have always been a blood focus and a fascination for me.
MARXIST GLUE: IT'S STICKY
"Marxist Glue" is a group show, actually a historical gathering, of thirteen Los Angeles artists. This show covers an epoch and illustrates the motivations of a movement. Los Angeles street art shall be redefined...."
BUCK UP: DOWN THE AMERICAN RABBIT HOLE!
Located two blocks from LACMA and two miles from the studio gates of Paramount Pictures, the Buck House, a Rudolf Schindler creation, is the principal set piece for an epic, globetrotting tale of over-reaching hope, American ambition and page-turning tragedy.
Coagula Art Journal
"...But on the whole, there is much less fire and lava than I thought there’d be... I intend to laugh my way through the Apocalypse..."
"Perform! Now! was graced with perfect weather. A balmy weekend with a full moon on the wane hovered over old Chinatown, one of the most romantic secret spots in Los Angeles. The four-day performance fest featured over eighty artists..."
Coagula Art Journal
JAMES FRANCO AND THE APOCALYPSE
"...The sun spits, flares and furies, blistering toward the great Solar Maximum. The celestial revolution oscillates to the alignment of the Mayan, to the Day of the Great Reckoning, to the day the world will end..."
Coagula Art Journal
WHY I DRINK
"Why do I drink? Oil spills. Spending your way out of poverty. Deeply held resentments. Insecurity. Loneliness. American lives lost in the Middle East. Any authority. Art world schadenfreude. I’m just getting warmed up..."
MARCH/APRIL 2010; artillery magazine
DEITCH OR DIE
What in the hell is Jeffery Deitch doing in Los Angeles? Never have I been more excited or worried by such a thrilling prospect... Los Angeles has a long history of killing its showmen.
MARCH 2010; Coagula Issue No. 100
NECAP: National Endowment for the Contemporary Arts Projects
Thirteen months ago, the art market tanked... Annie Liebovitz spends like I drink... An old East German curatorial practice... Working on a tan at the Four Seasons Dubai
DECEMBER 2009; artillery magazine
BUDDHA OF JOY
Rewards Are Few And The Indignities Many; Knucklehead; Get Your Zen On; New Age of Aquarius; The Revolution of Reason; The Modern Era of Marvel
NOVEMBER 2009; Coagula Issue No. 99
HOW I BECAME A BRILLIANT COLUMNIST
A Study Of Success In Literature; Blackened By The Philistines; An Ugly Act Of Violence; Bean Counter; Young Lincoln;
AUGUST 2009; Coagula Issue No. 97
MY FAVORITE WEEKEND
Gonzo; Gwyneth Paltrow; Johnny Depp; Will Ferrell; Jennifer Aniston; The Nine Fingers Of Doktor Palparbueno; Skiing In Argentina; Voodoo Vanda
JANUARY 2009; Coagula Issue No. 99
AN HONEST STATEMENT
"All artist statements are lies, obscuring words crammed into a grad school boilerplate. I shall attempt an honest one."
AUGUST 2009; Coagula Issue No. 98
IN SPITE OF MYSELF
"I really am remarkable. I’m quite proud of myself. It’s not in my nature to feel or say something like that, but then again, I’ve never been in my nature..."
JUNE 2009; artillery magazine
Fathers And Sons Are Never An Easy Plotline; A Solution Not A Reaction; Bonnie And Clyde; Spam And Annie; Roar Of The Highway
MAY 2009; Coagula Issue No. 96
Louis Vuittons Under My Eyes; Mahi-Mahi; Sea Of Eternal Saddness; I Am Tintin; Trying To Be A Good Son; The Jamaicans Raising Hell; The Buddha Of Joy
FEBRUARY 2009; artillery magazine
CHANGE. HOPE. RUN.
A Succinct And Commemorative Thirty Minutes; In True American Style; Until Brittany Gets Recruited By The CIA; Now Taxable
JANUARY 2009; Coagula Issue No. 95
THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE JUST DON'T KNOW: A FORTUNA SALVO
Our Predisposition To Fear; Holy Mount Olympus!; New Yorkers Prefer To Winter In Florida; A Duxinana Mattress Beat A Bale Of Hay
MAY 2009; artillery magazine
"I stumbled into the Little Joy, blind, my eyes scrambling to adjust to the sudden darkness. Richy the bartender was lighting incense, a flavor that married well to the aroma of stale beer and cigarettes...
OCTOBER 2008; Coagula Issue No. 94
( An Epic Novel In One Chapter )
Run And Run Like Hell; If You Got A Million And A Half; A Few Pussy Galores; $275,000 Retail; The Dog Has A Shoplifting Problem
SEPTEMBER 2008; artillery magazine; Issue No. 12
You Can't Afford It; Seated Between Two Blondes; A Honkin' Nose Or Inverted Breasts; Provenance Of A Picasso; Doing A Clint Eastwood; Hollywood Caste System
SEPTEMBER 2008; Coagula Issue No. 93
THE CRYING ROOM
[ With A Nod To J. G. Ballard ]
Double Major: Pre-Med And Fine Art; Voice With Many Melodies; Eldorado; Art Deco Cave; Rules And Assurances; Conjectures; I Must Have Fallen Asleep
JULY 2008; artillery magazine; Issue No. 11
Extended Middle Finger; The Jasmine Thought It Was A Fast Summer; Blasted My Forehead And Held Its Target; Delicate Features Of A Gibson Girl; Sparkling Red Diamonds
MAY 2008; Coagula Issue No. 92
"When the pressure gauge hits red, when one needs to refocus, when inspiration is required, when responsibility sours to obligation, when passion falls flat, when the sublime is found in an empty candy box; these are the times to hit the road."
MAY 2008; artillery magazine; Issue No. 10
Paris in the Twenties. Greenwich Village in the Fifties. Right here, right now, Echo Park in Los Angeles is a mad bonfire of energy and passion, a white flame that can burn no brighter.
APRIL 2008; Coagula Issue No. 91
"Like anything good, you want more of it. The categories of chocolate cake, cigarettes or cognac cover most of the bases...." Transcendence and the state of feeling real good.
MARCH 2008; artillery magazine; Issue No. 9
My Greatest Influence; Goodnight David O. Selznick; A Better World; Hollywood In Newport Beach; The Web Of A Bra Strap; Brighter! Happier! With A Song In My Heart!
JANUARY 2008; artillery magazine; Issue No. 8
Black Friday; Murakami: The Japanese Warhol-Hasbro; Pecker; Svasti No-No; Jaded Nine Year Old; OBEY Shep; Not A Goddamned Coffeemaker
JANUARY 2008; Coagula Issue No. 90
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Wet My Pants; Sounds Like A Dating Wish List; Destiny Is A Drag; Burning Bush; The Colonel Sanders Project
NOVEMBER 2007; Coagula Issue No. 89
PHASE TWO OF FOUR
This column is only available in the original Coagula newsprint.
OCTOBER 2007; artillery magazine; Issue No. 7
A BOY AND HIS DOG, PART TWO
Love At First Sight; I Don't Like Gothic; Modernist Manderley; Canine Caterwaul; A Soul In Arrears
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SEPTEMBER 2007; Coagula Issue No. 88
ARTISTS IN ADVERSITY
A Tear Falls From My Eye; To Sally Forth And Carry-On; Photographer Frank Hurley
AUGUST 2007; Coagula Issue No. 87
I Am An Angeleno; Artworld Unionized; Seven Years Of Burnt Umber; Biblical Epic; Twisted Cults And Evangelical Start-Ups
SEPTEMBER 2007; artillery magazine; Issue No. 7
PEACE FOR PACE
A Tribute To Linda Pace of Artpace
JUNE 2007; Coagula Issue No. 86
A Very Bad Impression; Philip Marlowe, Jay Gatsby and Pee Wee Herman; End Of A Romantic Notion; Never Alone
JUNE 2007; artillery magazine; Issue No. 6
A BOY AND HIS DOG, PART ONE
The Inner Adult Is Having Trouble With The Inner Child; Responsibility Versus Meds?; Doberman
APRIL 2007; artillery magazine; Issue No. 5
AGE AFTER BEAUTY
Clint Eastwood; Hardly Never Too Late; Dumping Damien Hirst; Only One Grandma Moses; Not Now And Not Hot; My Golden Years
APRIL 2007; Coagula Issue No. 85
THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE
Lowest Common Denominator; A New Pandora's Box; The Breaking Point; 'Get Me Security'; Christmas Frottage; The Bum's Rush
FEBRUARY 2007; Coagula Issue No. 84
I WAKE UP SCREAMING
A Coupla Tear Drops Tattooed At His Eye; Sweet Lilly Larraleaf; Cho-Cho The Chimp; My Elbow Had Pierced The Canvas
FEBRUARY 2007; artillery magazine; Issue No. 4
The Annual New Year Good Intention; Stu Gimlet Returns; Bending Over For Beckham; Neon And Pink Bubblegum
FALL 2006; ARTL!ES Volume 52
CULT OF PERSONALITY
DECEMBER 2006; artillery magazine; Issue No. 3
WAITING FOR SHACKLETON
Captain's Log Day 81; My Ship The Terra Fortuna; Good Spirits On A High Tide; Where The Devil Are Me Skivvies?; Frozen At Sea--Frozen At Heart
NOVEMBER 2006; Coagula Issue No. 83
BETTER THAN: A Fortuna Salvo
Poet Brenda P. writes: "I had to tell you my new mantra is Better Than. I am passing this article on to others." Thanks Brenda!
OCTOBER 2006; artillery magazine; Issue No. 2
A Boy And His Horse; Too Young To Saddle And Not Ready For Dog Food; 86 Tattooed On Our Forehead; Something More
SEPTEMBER 2006; artillery magazine; Issue No. 1
IN MY DEFENSE
Crazy!?; Hanging From A Chandelier; A Radiant Bundle Of Fascinating Contradictions; At Least I Have Goals
AUGUST 2006; Coagula Issue No. 82
GUNG HO! HELL, NO!
Slippery As Ice; Redemption Is For Others; Fear Of Failure And One Of Success; A Panicky Stew; Be All You Can Be
JULY 2006; Coagula Issue No. 81
The Gumshoe and the Knight Errant; The Newport-Inglewood Fault; A Frank Gehry at All The Right Angles; The Child and The Lily White Moon; Hanging By My Ankle...
MAY 2006; Coagula Issue No. 80
THE WARM, CHILLY WINDS OF CHANGE
A Hole In My Pants; I've Learned Bad Habits In Far Less Time; Change Everything Except My Truck; Nick and Nora; Fitty-Thent; Capt. Jack Sparrow; Jack Kerouac: Get Me Outta Here!
April 2006; Coagula Issue No. 79
A Riot; Wild-eyed, Red-eyed and Yelling; That's Not Funny; Like A Grizzly Mauling A Camper; (Figuratively) Burned My House Down
January 2006; Coagula Issue No. 78
THE THIN PURPLE LINE
Like God's Own Disco Ball; Statue Of Liberty or Angelina Jolie?; A Life In The Arts; World Peace; The Razor Sharp Edge Of The Thin Purple Line
October 2005; Coagula Issue No. 77
BLOOD NOT SO SIMPLE
Pregnant and Alone; Are You Going To Throw It?; A Coupla Test Tubes; Do-It-Yourself Bloodletting; Tawny The Renegade Nurse
August 2005; Coagula Issue No. 76
Los Angeles Divided and Balkanized; Dr. Woo And My Committment To Form; The Evil Crime Lord Mrs. Sylvia James
July 2005; Coagula Issue No. 75
A Dog Story; My Old Pal; A Breed I Prefer To Avoid; An Expert In Carpet Care; Some Situations You Can't Play; Warm And Muddy
March 2005; Coagula Issue No. 74
IS THERE A CURATOR IN THE HOUSE?
My Two Dukes
March 2005; Coagula Issue No. 73
AT ISSUE WITH ART ISSUES
Fallen But Can't Get Up In a Painterly Way; Eyes Glazing Over; Changing My Monogram?
January 2005; Coagula Issue No. 72
LIVING IN WARTIME, Part Fourteen
A Year to Forget; Lifestyle Adjustments; An Old Man of Fourteen Years; Shredding Carpet and Barking Orders
November 2004; Coagula Issue No. 71
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ARTIST
LIVING IN WARTIME, Part Thirteen
Tenure Nor Trust Fund; Golden Cash Cow; Lover Not a Fighter; Bacchus-based Initiatives; Gloss Over the Glory
September 2004; Coagula Issue No. 70
THE PERFECT (HUMAN) STORM
Not a Confession Nor an Apology; The Tuscan Sunrise: Villa Bestia Nera; Full Moon Over Roma; Nine Coins in the Fountain; "J'Accuse!"
July 2004; Coagula Issue No. 69
LIVING IN WARTIME, Part Twelve
An Early Spring; Ants in Yo' Pants; Man of Today; My New Reality Series: The Studio Visit; Pay to Play; Hollywood Spiders
MAY 2004; Coagula Issue No. 68
LIVING IN WARTIME, Part Eleven
Resurrection Begins One Nail At A Time; Formal Sleepwear; Dead and Dying; Upgrade Hell; Snowing Gold
SEPTEMBER 2003; Coagula Issue No. 64
LIVING IN WARTIME: Part VIII
SELECTED JOURNAL ENTRIES FROM THE YEAR 2007
The Malibu Children's Crusade; Gov. Schwarzenegger; Justin Timberlake; Tom Cruise; Brittany Spears; Hillary Clinton; Martha Stewart and more!
FEBRUARY 2004; Coagula Issue No. 67
OUTSOURCING THE NEW YEAR
A Million Bucks and a Ukulele; Curry, Not Casino; Black Eye for the Queer Guy; A Spa-Based Economy
DECEMBER 2003; Coagula Issue No. 66
A HOLIDAY GREETING FROM THE FRONT
LIVING IN WARTIME: Part X
The Halliburton Arts 390; Mad for the Mullah; Palm Springs Redux; Sandy Santa
NOVEMBER 2003; Coagula Issue No. 65
RELIGION and WHY WE NEED IT NOW!?
LIVING IN WARTIME: Part IX
Lord, Take Me Now; Lava Too Hot To Handle; Nudity Is Good; Underwear (and the Ties) That Bind; My Little Nephew Archie; Blow Like Tommy Dorsey; Blood and Sand
JUNE 2003; Coagula Issue No. 63
LIVING IN WARTIME: Part VII
The Undeniable Appeal of the HyperReal; Clothes Make the Colonial Man; An Elephant's Foot Ashtray; All That We Prefer
MAY 2003; Coagula Issue No. 62
LIVING IN WARTIME: Part VI
I Really Stepped in It This Time; A Warm Welcome to Our New Cultural Influences; National Empowerment is Personal Empowerment
MARCH 2003; Coagula Issue No. 61
I'M NOT WORRIED AT ALL: LIVING IN WARTIME: Part V
I'm Not Worried At All; Star Struck; Oblivion; Standing Humbly Before The Unknown; The Healing Power of Pop
DECEMBER 2002; Coagula Issue No. 60
2002: A Year In Review; My First Lecture Tour; Andy, Andy Andy (Warhol); A New Years Wish
NOVEMBER 2002; Coagula Issue No. 59
TREADING WATER: NINE-ELEVEN, Part IV
The First Anniversary; Why I Drink; Under Cover; The Harbingers; The Ski Accident of Our Lives; Comparitive Religion 101
AUTUMN 2001; Coagula Issue No. 54
LIVING IN THIS WARTIME: THE RESPONSE TO NINE-ELEVEN, Part I
Hell Is Other People; The Island of Walihi; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; The Hollow
JANUARY 2002; Coagula Issue No. 55
A RANT: NINE-ELEVEN, Part II
As an Artist, I Choose My Influences Carefully; Damn, You Bin Laden; Everything Has Changed Not At All; Adam, Eve And the Dinosaurs; Beachhead 2002
APRIL 2002; Coagula Issue No. 56
THE SCRAMBLE: NINE-ELEVEN, Part III
Pinched; Shanghaied and Waylaid;Priorities and Their Order; The Swell Outside
JUNE 2002; Coagula Issue No. 57
Huzzah! Huzzah! The End of Genuflect; Hollywood, Concepcion & Lei-Lei: My New Lease On Life; Feng Swayed
SEPTEMBER 2002; Coagula Issue No. 58
Strategy, Survival Skills and Guerrilla tactics for the American Fine Artist
AUGUST 2001; Coagula Issue No. 53
Change: To My Greatest Consternation; Advice From a Missionary; I Don't Look Good With A Mullet; The Call of the Lei; American Royalty; Taboo Terrace
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