Friday, August 29, 2014

Mr. Speedo aka Leith Longcor

One of the first videos by Randy Magnus with a camera borrowed from
Brenda Kleinfelder in 1984, shows a Mr. Speedo looking for Mr. Bingle,
as the downtown of Modesto, CA is being demolished behind him for re-development.
A classic, edited a year later at the ROP Video Studio in Mendocinco, CA.

The last time I saw artist Keith Longcor in his house, explaining a new painting to me.
I went by a few years later to find both him and his house were gone.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

John Collier Jr.

John Collier Jr was one of my teachers at SFAI. John always had interesting stories about the FSA days. Sometimes I would sit in his class when I wasn't even enrolled, just to hear his insight.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sheri Lee - Wonderful World Set

My friend Sheri Lee.
 Music to relax to.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Last Fast Ride - The Movie about Marian Halloway

The movie about the Life, Love, and Death of a Punk Goddess,
Last Fast Ride is about Marian Anderson and includes footage of
the first band that she was in, the audio art band, 5 Fingers.
 The film is playing at the CBGB Film Festival, with a review in the Village Voice.
Also aired at KQED Public Television in the San Francisco Bay Area,
with comments in Please Kill

Its good to see those old 5 Fingers performance clips again.
To see more about 5 Fingers, the audio art band, and Leonard's Artspace,
go to: 5 Fingered Archives.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


 Photograms by Randy Magnus on hand-coated blue print paper.

Photogram of fish on printing out paper by Randy Magnus, 1974.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Theory of Obscurity

A movie about The Residents
Inside information about the music group: The Residents.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Elaine Mayes in Autolandscapes

Elaine Mayes is in a show titled

To read an interview with Elaine click on LightBites.

Its now on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
A review can be seen at PBS News Hour
and in the Washington Post

SX-70 photo of Elaine Mayes at her loft in New York City.
photo ©1979 Randy Magnus.

see more of Elaine's work at her website,