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Marjani Forte



Do you think this person ever asks herself, "Why has my video achieved only 68 hits in three years?"

This new one below almost doubled that count in just two years though!



If you get to NYC quickly, you can catch her latest show.

As spectators gathered there on Wednesday, a woman in a wool coat and sneakers came gesticulating toward us, the courthouse as her backdrop. A vagrant evangelical, she preached about “His glory” and shouted at confused pedestrians — a convincing display of what New Yorkers habitually dismiss as “crazy.” Only her gauzy white veil, metallic body paint and a hovering cameraman gave her away as a performer.



Regrettable Superheroes

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I have not seen a copy yet, but I am betting this book will be a winner, based on the description.

For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary.

Drawing on the entire history of the medium, the book celebrates characters that haven’t seen the light of day in decades, like Natureboy, Dr. Hormone, Thunder Bunny, and more. It’s a must-read for comics fans of all ages!


Until it appears in June, why not read an issue of DOLLMAN now.








Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 23, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Comics, Superheroes, Twentieth Century

Bollywood King Kong



More info here.

Tip of the hat to my pal Lawrence Person.

Digging in the Dirt as Art

Escape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo.



This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art.

Read the whole account here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 04, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Nature, Avant Garde, Europe

Sandrine Schaefer




Recently won a prize with an undisclosed sum of cash attached.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 06, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art

Bad Album Art, Bad Music



Caution: a few swears and some static (ie, not in motion) nudity.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 04, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music

Bora Yoon





Unlike many of the avant garde performers we poke fun at here, Bora Yoon seems to have a modicum of musical talent, a voice, and some ideas. (Although "music by carrot chopping" is probably an idea better left unexplored.) But all her skills are in service to a kind of spacey, esoteric, pretentious ambiance that seems, to me, hell to sit through.

There's an hour's worth below to test your tolerance.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 19, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Avant Garde

Toxic Psalms



Just in case you can't discern the merits or purpose of this piece on your own, here is The New York Times to explain it all for you.

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