A Balladeer’s Dream: John Frame at the Huntington

The Crippled Boy, by John Frame

By Mel Malmberg

There are many amazing things about the beautiful, intricate and strange John Frame gallery show, Three Fragments of a Lost Tale, at the Huntington. I could list his intense dedication, artistry and craft; describe the surreal, quirky, Bosch-meets-steampunk-and-the-Williams (Blake and Morris) aesthetic of the exhibit; go on about the intimacy and grandeur of his enigmatic figures and the film they were made for, all in the service of the true artist’s vision that John Frame had about four years ago. (Read More.)