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Candid Camera: John Waters and Bad Director’s Chair   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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John Waters at Sprüth Magers Berlin February 7th - April 12th
Posted 2/27/14

The man who heroicized contenders for the title “Filthiest Person Alive” in his 1972 underground classic Pink Flamingos might have smirked a knowing smirk had he watched the line of punters push, shove, queue jump, and bicker as they endured the bottlenecked Schlange that led into his current Berlin exhibition, Bad Director’s Chair, at Sprüth Magers. For John Waters, the push and shove of narcissistic, jealous rivalry was far filthier than any of The Filthiest People Aliv... [more]

Serious Clowning Around   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Guðmundur Thoroddsen at Asya Geisberg Gallery October 24th, 2013 - December 21st, 2013
Posted 11/25/13

For his first solo show at Asya Geisberg Gallery in 2012, Guðmundur Thoroddsen presented ink drawings and wooden busts of blank-eyed bearded patriarchs—gods, men, and their progeny—as the exhibition title suggested: “Father’s Fathers.” Thoroddsen, who is Icelandic, was remixing imagery from various sources: Norse mythology, humankind’s evolutionary path, and the artist’s personal history, while the long geometric beards of the figures, depicted both in... [more]

Chatbots and Chance Operations: An Interview with John O'Connor  
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11/24/13 Posted 11/24/13

New York, Nov. 2013: John O’Connor is known for his colorful, intricately patterned drawings, often structured by a series of chance operations and other times informed by found text and data. Recently, O’Connor has added appropriated text from spam email and chatbots into these systems. We met on the occasion of his fourth solo exhibition at Pierogi Gallery, “The Machine and the Ghost” and his recently released catalogue featuring essays by Robert Storr, John Yau, Rick Moody, and Susan S... [more]

Between Yore and Today: Renaissance Men   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Generic Art Solutions at Mindy Solomon Gallery October 16th, 2013 - November 16th, 2013
Posted 11/8/13

Spill (2010) is a video that depicts a trim garçon walking up to a man seated at a table. With a nod of deference, the waiter places the menu in the hand of the quiet patron. The waiter then grabs the tablecloth with both hands to perform that sleekest of tricks where the cloth gets pulled out from under the dinnerware. Swiftly he jerks it, sending plates and glasses crashing onto the floor. This is a piece by Generic Art Solutions, a duo based out of New Orleans who deals in cheeky dra... [more]

Shoes, OMG SHOES   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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David Shrigley at BQ September 17th, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 10/16/13

In a grey winter dressed in Berlin black, David Shrigley’s miniature exhibition at oftentimes collaborator BQ Berlin is a sweet treat, embodying a vibrancy and playfulness fitting for the new Turner Prize candidate. For the uninitiated, the Scotsman’s work targets the absurd in the mundane, exposing the hypocrisy or frivolity underlying everyday norms through blunt aphoristic phraseology, an OCD eye for the off-putting detail, and weird childish doodles. You can say that he acts the... [more]

What Comes After the Royal Art Lodge?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Neil Farber & Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, Jonathan Pylypchuk, Adrian Williams at Division Gallery June 27th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Posted 7/6/13

“After the Royal Art Lodge,” which opened last week at Division Gallery, is not for the myopic. It requires a lot of close looking. The group show of new work from Adrian Williams, Jonathan Pylypchuk, Neil Farber, and the duo of Farber and Michael Dumontier, and slightly older pieces from Marcel Dzama, features 23 works in diverse media — paint, ink, watercolour, wood, old sweater — of which the majority are either small or elaborated with pictures and words. The work is... [more]

REBUS ! The Victorian Puzzle Drawings of Anonymous Book  
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4/25/13 Posted 4/25/13

The newest book from DULL TOOL DIM BULB (!)  The Cryptic Rebus Drawings of Anonymous  19th Century Picture Word Games from the Collection of Jim Linderman A modest little 40 page book for children or adults, a reproduction of miniature picture word puzzles from the Victorian age by an anonymous hand.  Available as an affordable ebook or in print. A remarkable collection of 19th Century original, hand drawn Rebus puzzles by anonymous! The practice of using pictures to represe... [more]

Comic Foreground Photographs from Argentina? New Vernacular Photography Book  
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3/5/13 Posted 3/5/13

Argentina Tintamarresque!  Comic Foreground Vintage Photographs.  The newest Book from House of Dull Tool Dim Bulb, and it is only $5.99 in Ebook form, and $21.95 in paperback.  66 pages of fun!  AVAILABLE NOW! Cutout novelty photographs were invented by the same guy who first painted dogs playing poker. That astounding fact may just be enough for you to purchase this, the most curious of books, but I will throw in a few more encouragements. One, all the photographs included in the book predate 1930, and two, all are from Argentin... [more]

Talking May Only Ruin It   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Sarah Conaway, Lisa Williamson at The Box June 4th, 2011 - July 9th, 2011
Posted 6/14/11

I usually avoid qualifiers and hedging, but let me briefly say this: I know it can be done, and will be done, but at the moment it feels like a shame to have to talk about such a pleasurably complete, beautiful, tight, surprising, weird, subtle, restrained, and resistant show. Its sense of humor might be a place to start talking. The title of Lisa Williamson and Sarah Conaway’s superb collaborative exhibition, “Weird Walks Into A Room (Comma),” reads like the set up for a joke. But, instead of g... [more]

"Pin Up TLV" is looking for Models!  
Posted 3/7/11

Dear Guest,Thank you for visiting "Pin Up TLV".Pin Up TLV ( = Tel Aviv) are members of one creative family, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. A photographer, a designer and a producer are working together since the year 2004 on projects in photography and design, with the strong emphasize on Pin Up Art in recent years. We are looking for NEW Female Models with/ without experience in modeling with appropriate proportions and emotions. Please send your pictures/portfolios to the following email gal@pinup... [more]

Old Time Religion Ephemera as Art by Jim Linderman  
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1/16/11 Posted 1/16/11

Miracles and frauds appear regularly on OLD-TIME-RELIGION the site compiled by Jim Linderman from his collection of gospel graphics and pious photographs. An outgrowth of his "Take Me to the Water" collection of vernacular photographs, old-time-religion publishes astounding examples of extraordinary and curious religious art from the American vernacular along with tales of charlatans, scams and the occasional genuine prophecy.  Child Preachers, Rabid Texts, Radio Evangelists and their many ephemera... [more]

On the Wall in Cartoonists Work? Modern Art!  
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8/1/10 Posted 8/1/10

Vintage Sleaze Modern ART Comics - Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Social Realism and the Gag Artist face the Penetrating Gaze of the Art Critic! So by now, hopefully, 200 posts in, that the point of this blog is to show vintage sleaze art really IS art is hopefully clear. If not, what better way to drive it home than to examine the art of the sleaze artist...on his WALL.Since all artists reflect the times they find themselves, what was happening? The dominant art form was expressionism...even if most folks had no id... [more]

Sex and Politics on a Wall - Contradictions at Art Basel Miami 2008  
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12/9/08 Posted 12/9/08

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Think Green. Eat Green. Make Art With Every Color And Everyone In Mind  
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8/28/08 Posted 8/28/08

Here is who I am: 1) A Reactive Improvist. 2) Performance Artist 3) Videographer 4) photographer, and last... 5) observing life and recording my thoughts with paint and words. TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES are the culminating experiences I hope to continue to achieve. I strongly believe in taking what is learned and sharing it with following generations. It is my hope to continue to do these projects through the core curriculum and based on LITERACY. All ideas begin and end with writing.... [more]


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