Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 109 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny March 12th, 2011
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This is “Pair O Pussies”, another fabulous painting by “Bubbles The Artist”. I believe the paintings in this post are all 5 x 7 in size. I LOVE how the whiskers are reaching out onto the frame!

I don’t think you can ever have “Too Much Wah Wah” or big enough hair.

Off to the temple!

“The Business of Being A Sad Clown”.

“Still Life”. This is one of my favorite paintings by Bubbles.

5 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 109 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    For anyone who doesn’t know, Bubbles the artist was my alter-ego. She was born in 1999 because I wanted to have fun with painting. I love bad art so much and Bubbles was a way of me doing it myself as opposed to just collecting it. It started as a joke but I sold hundreds and hundreds of paintings. She even supported me during the years that I wrote my Color Purple musical.

    One of my reasons for becoming Bubbles was that as Allee, my paintings were very three-dimensional and made use of a lot of found objects. They took a long time to make and took up waaayyyyy too much storage space. The whole point of being Bubbles was to turn out flat paintings very fast that I could store easily and sell pretty cheap.

    I stopped being Bubbles in 2006, right after The Color Purple opened on Broadway and didn’t do anything as her again until 2008 when I made a whole series of the paintings that Denny has shown here, where I combined the flatness of Bubbles with the three dimensionality of Allee. The paintings pictured here are tiny, 5″ x 7″, but I painted them in five different sizes, up to 36″ x 48″.

    Here are some links to illustrate all of the above:
    Here’s the whole “Print Painting” series. I made canvas prints out by Bubbles’ most popular images and applied additional paint and assorted materials on top of them:

    The complete Bubbles the artist:

    Allee’s art, 1983-1991:

  2. BeeJay

    Jealous jealous jealous! Thanks for sharing Bubbles history! I knew it was you, but I didn´t know the details.
    I LOVE them all, specially the “Still Life” and “Too much Wah Wah”

  3. BRBill

    Each and every one is great! Really like the 3dimensionality to them, that makes each of those special. I’ll second Denny’s don’t think you can ever have too much wah wah.