Sony Six Transistor Pocket Radio

4"x6" oil on raymar panel. Besides the plain moniker of transistor radio, these little radios were also known as pocket radios because they were small enough to fit in a breast pocket. They all came with a small earphone jack, so that you could plug in your little white earphone and quietly listen—in glorious mono—to a ball game or music whilst sitting in a boring class. That little cord hanging from your head meant either you were cool like a secret agent or there was a good game being broadcast or you were just plain ol' bored. And, if you were talking with nobody around, you were just considered insane. Now, if you have a cord hanging out of your ear and you're talking, people know you're just on the phone. (Though I still think it looks a little insane.)    Man, I feel old just typing that.

The Cityscape Show III at the George Billis Gallery/LA
I will be exhibiting in this group show running from July 20th to August 31st. It looks like it will be a great show.  
The opening reception will be July 20th, from 5 to 8 PM, come on by and check it out.

George Billis Gallery/LA
2716 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90034

Posted July 8, 2013

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