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Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 10



I think it's unfair that we have not yet allowed a female artist to rile up Khrushchev. So here is Hedda Sterne with "Cadavre exquis 259," 1930-1932.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 12, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, 1930s, Women, North America, Russia

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 9



"Unique Forms of Continuity in Space," 1913 bronze by Umberto Boccioni

More info on the artist.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 25, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, 1910s, Russia

Heidi Lee’s Hats





Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 10, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Eccentrics, Headgear

Fall

Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) created a series of short films of himself falling down in various situations, such as from a roof and out of a tree.

Ader is one of the few people who ever literally died for their art. In 1975, he attempted to make a solo Atlantic crossing in the smallest boat ever. It was supposed to be part of an extended art project about a lonely figure in search of the miraculous. His boat made it across, but he didn't.

More info: wikipedia

Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 26, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Avant Garde

Neverlasting Miracles

I just received my contributor's copy of this phenomenal book, full of the most gorgeous weird art by my friend Todd Schorr. My part in it was tiny, just a small essay on the art. But I am extremely proud to be connected in any way with this genius work.

A perfect gift for yourself or other weirdos!





Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 17, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Books, Paul

Tempest, by Robert Seidel


tempest | robert seidel | digital graffiti festival | florida 2017 from Robert Seidel on Vimeo.



Essentially, similar to those projectors that cast Christmas snowflakes on your ranch house.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 09, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Psychedelic, Twenty-first Century

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 8

Continuing our series of esthetic creations that would probably have displeased stern traditionalist Nikita Khrushchev.




About the artist.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 08, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, 1920s

Action Artist William Green

Dismayed by the negative reaction to his art, which involved pouring printer's ink on a canvas and then riding over it with a bicycle, William Green gave up art in 1965. But he took it up again in 1995, at which point "He continued to paint every day and systematically sawed up and destroyed almost all his furniture and house contents, with the resulting debris incorporated in vast black bitumen-covered paintings."

More info: wikipedia



Battle Creek Enquirer - Sep 16, 1957



Untitled (1958), by William Green - via Tate.org.uk

Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 04, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Art

Bras across the grand canyon

A great dream that never came to fruition. In the early 1990s, the California artist Nicolino launched a project to string 10,000 bras across the Grand Canyon. First he needed to get 10,000 bras. Then he needed to get permission from the park service. He never got either.

Saint George Daily Spectrum - Nov 16, 1993



St. Louis Post-Dispatch - June 1, 1994



Albuquerque Journal - Dec 25, 1993

Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 27, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, Underwear, 1990s

Messy Girls Gift Book





With Xmas just around the bend, the search for presents intensifies. Who wouldn't like a book of photos of women covered in foodstuffs?

More pix here at eBay for as long as the auction is up.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 21, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Food, Hygiene, Misbehavior, Rebellion, Acting-out and General Naughtiness, Photography and Photographers, Fetishes, Women, Body Painting

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