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You Should Ask Elaine   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Sturtevant at Serpentine Gallery June 28th, 2013 - August 26th, 2013
Posted 7/16/13

Tasked with writing a review of the Sturtevant show at the Serpentine Gallery, I faced an unusual dilemma: which of the big, broadsheet write-ups to replicate, wholesale? If I were in a damning mood, for instance, I might repeat the Telegraph's Alastair Smart, whose weary assessment (it is "cruel that so many contemporary galleries promote art that appeals more to the expert in post-structuralist French philosophy than to the layman or aesthete") suggests a certain cynicism about the show; were I... [more]

Bettie Page Appropriated Again and Again and Again  
4/23/12 Posted 4/23/12

A POST FROM THE DAILY ART BLOG "VINTAGE SLEAZE" by JIM LINDERMAN Few people in the history of smut and sleaze have been ripped-off more than Bettie Page.  I just did a search on eBay, once home of cool antiques one could happen upon,  and now home of brand-new crap you can get anywhere but don't need.  12,000 hits.  Who knows how many I would have found if I had spelled her name wrong?  Buttons, pins, lighters, dresses, copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of "original" photographs, bad painted "tributes" and more.  Clearly Be... [more]

Comic Book Transfers from the 1940s Early Pop Art  
3/18/12 Posted 3/18/12

If I have learned anything producing these vintage sleaze posts, it is that the first application of any new technology, even one as silly as a rubbing transfer piece of paper which predates the silly copying technique of silly putty...will be to fiddle around with the female form. Even if she is only a paper doll in comic form. A selection of some young, impressionable young man's attempt at reversing the image of hot comic book babes in order to get additional views.Kopeefun Paper (which was "magic") was produced in this batch from Embree man... [more]

(In)Appropriate Behavior  
11/9/07 Posted 11/30/07 [more]

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