December 1st, 2007
Excerpt from Angeleno featuring Jonathan Barnett’s Must- Haves: “Austin Blasingame’s paintings, for their blend of urban and spiritual elements brought together by shocking introductions of color” –September 2007I am honored to have Jonathan Barnett as a collector of my work and friend. I worked with Jonathan on decorating the hall of his 2,000 sq. foot home in West Hollywood. He tried 2 paintings of mine in the hall and both looked amazing, but he had something in mind and nothing was screaming “perfect.”Three or so weeks went by before Jonathan found the perfect piece: Los Angeles-Highway System. Dreamy depiction of the city, intricate details and kinetic use of color made this a perfect addition to Jonathan’s collection because this piece does a terrific job moving one’s eye through the space and with the color explosions it is an attention grabber. Jonathan owns an interior design company, Jonathan Barnett Designs, in Los Angeles. I feel fortunate to have a commissioned Peace hanging in his home. Los Angeles-Highway System is a favorite amongst LA natives.