Category:
Surrealism

Timothy Leary:  While Birds Sing





Album info and track listing.

Let me know when you bail!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 09, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Drugs, Psychedelic, Music, Surrealism, 1960s, 1970s, 1990s

Bosch Parade





Explanation here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 04, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Parades and Festivals, Surrealism, Europe

Polka Dotted Poliwampus

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 12, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Music, Surrealism, 1950s, Fictional Monsters

Lou Bunin’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND





It's harder to be more surreal than the original, but this mixed live-actor stop-motion version by Lou Bunin tries hard.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 24, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Surrealism, Books, Fantasy, Stop-motion Animation, 1940s

UFO Noodles

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 04, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Aliens, Business, Advertising, Food, Pop Art, Surrealism, Science Fiction, Asia

Follies of the Madmen #284

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Reminding me of that old proverb, "If billfolds were neckties, publicists would be geniuses."

Scanned from Good Housekeeping for December 1953.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 09, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Holidays, Surrealism, 1950s

Cabbage Walking

Vice.com reports that artists in Kashmir have started walking cabbages (and other vegetables) on a leash, as a way to protest the ongoing military conflict over the region. One artist explains: "What I wanted to do basically is juxtapose the absurdity of this performance with what was happening around—the structures of violence that I was seeing around me."

These Kashmir artists cite the Chinese artist Han Bing as inspiration, because he was the first to "walk a cabbage."

But it also reminds me of how, according to legend, the French poet Gerard de Nerval used to walk his lobster through Paris.

Image source: Shahid Tantray via Vice.com

Posted By: Alex - Sat Apr 16, 2016 - Comments (13)
Category: Performance Art, Surrealism

Hat Styles From the Kitchen

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 09, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Domestic, Surrealism, Headgear, 1950s

Battle Bike

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Original pic here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 23, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Destruction, Surrealism, Transportation, 1940s, Weapons

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