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Avant Garde

Art Lover Puts His Foot In It!

A visitor to the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, Holland made quite an impression this week after inadvertently stepping onto one of the exhibits. And if that weren’t bad enough, the exhibit in question was a featureless, floor level tank filled with over a thousand litres of peanut butter.

Much to the amusement of nearby tourists , the startled art lover promptly sank into the installation, a 1962 work by Dutch artist Wim T. Schippers named – appropriately – Peanut Butter Platform, but since the piece is only a few centimetres deep, he was quite able to extract himself, leaving only a few nutty footprints as record of his adventure.

The museum meanwhile has demanded that the unfortunate fellow pay for the damage caused by his impromptu art-criticism, but they may have no solid foundation to do so. This is not the first time someone has accidentally trod on the exhibit, but museum bosses have previously refused to erect any form of barrier around the piece claiming that to do so would spoil its beauty (Herald Sun).

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Fri May 13, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Art, Avant Garde

A True Work of Art



I think we can all agree that this is the way Van Gogh intended his work to be viewed.

Via Win!

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Thu May 12, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Bacon, Nineteenth Century

Will Connell

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I've just discovered the photography of Will Connell, who had quite a humorous streak and eye for the bizarre, as seen to the right.

Someone has constructed a Facebook page dedicated to him, which features more great shots like the one here.

Fifteen thousand of his photos are archived here. You have to click thru a couple of links (COLLECTIONS to PERMANENT COLLECTIONS to WILL CONNELL COLLECTION), but then you can search to your heart's content.

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 12, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Movies, Photography and Photographers, Avant Garde, Sex Symbols, 1940s

Intelligent Bacteria Orchestra

HONF | Intelligent Bacteria Orchestra from Christoph Müller-Girod on Vimeo.



Why do all these award-winning art installations remind me of what I and my thirteen-year-old buddies used to do with Dad's Super-8 movie camera?

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 02, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art

Globe Unity Orchestra



Trippy, man! 1970, what a year! Read about the group here.

Let me know how long you last!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 13, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, Avant Garde, 1970s

Eric Ostrowski



Twinkle - preview from Eric Ostrowski on Vimeo.



How do you relax on the weekend? I always cue up some of the music videos of Eric Ostrowski. So soothing!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 25, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Avant Garde

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