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Sounds from the AIR Vintage Photographs of Ether by Jim Linderman

Vintage photographs of mystery and science. In SOUNDS FROM THE AIR one will find pictures of the invisible. The presence of audible waves as captured by anonymous photographers. Mysterious and beautiful visions in sepia. The language of ether. Collected and curated, the pictures generate the buzz of static without making a noise. 78 pages. Available in paperback and instant PDF download. Jim Linderman has produced numerous art and photography books on the obscure.  AVAILABLE HERE FROM... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 2/16

Antique African-American Folk Art Sculpture Memphis, TN

An African-American effigy made of cement with bead eyes and gold paint.  Circa 1920 (?) found in the Whitehaven neighborhood of Memphis, TN in the mid 1980s.  Purchased at an African-American family yard sale.  They likely "inherited" the piece, as they said it was "always sitting on the back steps."  Inscribed around base "JIM LADY".  A very early example of the African-American esthetic retained in the United States in a figural manner.  Antique African-American Folk art sculpture with... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 1/24

The Garden of Hawkins Bolden African American Folk Outsider Art

    Mr. Bolden's make-do scarecrows have attracted attention from collectors (and some scholars) for many years now…but you don't really need a scarecrow unless you have a garden. If you ever wondered what a blind man's garden might look like, this is it.  Years had passed since he laid it out and surrounded it with muscular figures, somehow, from his mind's eye.  The only eyes Bolden had were taken from him as a child while playing in Memphis, TN. Like the figures for which... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 1/18

B. E. Riddick African American Erotic Obsessive Outsider Art

The fetishistic, obsessive drawings of Virginia artist B. E. Riddick were discovered likely after his passing.  While drawn in the 1970s (on flattened shopping bags) the work still has the power to shock.  Beyond erotic, Riddick's drawings are a personal (and likely once secretive) exposing of the hidden obsessions of an artist.  Bizarre and beyond.  Some 200 works appear to exist.  [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 1/18

Outsider Art Victor Joseph Gatto

  "Most of Gatto's paintings—scenes of everyday life in New York, exotic cultures, historical events, and tropical episodes —are packed with endless detail built up with many layers of minute brushstrokes. Gatto, a bachelor and a former featherweight boxer, lived with his widowed stepmother in the section of New York known as "Little Italy." Painters Elaine and Willem De Kooning lived in the next apartment in the late 1930s, and Elaine De Kooning and other artists encouraged Gatto's... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 1/15

Justin McCarthy American Painter Outsider Art

  Justin McCarthy untitled Collection Jim Linderman     Justin McCarthy "The Last Supper" private collection Slotin Folk Art Auction   Justin McCarthy "Yankees Stadium" Private Collection Justin McCarthy "Goodyear Blimp" Private Collection "He didn't know he was painting quirky.  He thought he was painting straight."  So said Justin McCarthy's major benefactor the painter Sterling Strauser.  "People often found it... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 10/20/16

In Situ American Folk Art in Place Book jim Linderman

Original vintage photographs of folk art environments, vernacular architecture and early outsider artists at work from the collection of Jim Linderman.  Available from BLURB.  260 pages. FREE PREVIEW HERE [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 7/10/16

Antique American Folk Art in Place IN SITU by Jim Linderman

American Folk Art in Place In Situ brings together over 250 pages of original vintage photographs of folk art environments, vernacular architecture and early outsider artists at work from the collection of Jim Linderman.  Available in Paperback or Instant PDF Download from BLURB. COM  FREE PREVIEW and ORDERS HERE.   [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 7/7/16

Eccentric Folk Art Drawings of the 19th and 20th Centuries BOOK

250 works of outsider art or what have you!  200 pages of odd and unusual folk art drawings from the collection of Jim Linderman. Available in paperback or instant pdf download from Blurb. com.  Sample works from the book follow, a free preview is available at LINK  HERE [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 10/26/15

Found Photographs Document the Birth of Rock and Roll (The BOOK)

    The Birth of Rock and Roll is now available for pre-ordering on Amazon.  I received a copy and it turned out beautiful.  A coffee table book, and a book about music unlike any you have seen. My vintage photographs were handled beautifully by the fine folks at the publisher DUST-TO-DIGITAL and the design by award-winning Martin Venezky and his Appetite Engineers shop is fantastic.  Historian, essayist and music-writer Joe Bonomo contributes elegant prose.  160... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 1/31/15

The Dishonesty of Outsider Art

HYPNOTIST COLLECTORS AND WALKING ANTIQUES: NYLA THOMPSON AND THE DISHONESTY OF OUTSIDER ART   By Jim Linderman Pioneer folk art collector Herbert Hemphill, Jr. was on a mission in the early 1970s. The first director of the nascent Museum of American Folk Art and compulsive collector of same intended to disprove the commonly understood belief that folk art had died with the emergence of 20th century popular culture. Certainly there were artists working at the time using the same... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 10/30/14

Erotic Naive Drawings by PECS 1942

Erotic Naive Drawings of Pecs 1942  Each 11 x 17  Collection Victor Minx BOOKS AND $5.99 EBOOKS AVAILABLE HERE     [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 10/24/14

BANNED by the SUPREME COURT Five Books you Never Saw

It is again Banned Books Week, a noble annual endeavor which celebrates intellectual freedom and advocates against censorship.  Yes, books are indeed still censored around the world on a regular basis.  Banned Books Week is sponsored by a group of important organizations such as The American Library Association,  The American Booksellers Association, and even the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  We are generally presented with the same examples of notable censored books... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 9/24/14

Basil Merrett obsessive drawings circa 1945

    Basil Merrett was institutionalized at Bethlem Royal Hospital in London as a psychiatric patient.  These drawings, each approximately 4" x 6" were done circa 1945-1950.  They are a sampling of the some 1,000 works he created of this size, each heavily filled with handwritten text on the reverse.  The work was created in series, each numbered, and included authors, musicians, religious images and prominent figures from history.  Basil Merrett Drawings... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 9/12/14

Jay Jackson African-American Illustrator and Cartoonist by Jim Linderman

  Jay Jackson isn't best known for superheroes, but he certainly was one.  He was also fearless.  Who but a hero would draw this image at a time when integration was unheard of, segregation was the unwritten law and yes, African-Americans were still being beaten when they dared to say the races should get along.  Much less that they might interact in skimpy attire.  At the time this postcard was drawn by Mr. Jackson, swimming pools were segregated.  If you watch the news, you know we... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 8/18/14

B. E. Riddick Big in Back

        Well, you have to say he had a unique, consistent vision, which is the hallmark of a great artist.  B.E. Riddick worked in the late 1970s and into the early 1980s, and most his several hundred works were created on the flattened paper of shopping bags.  That isn't unusual for "outsider artists" who often work on found materials or whatever is available.  Certainly African-American, which is of interest, but also certainly obsessed and driven. B. E. Riddick, presumed passed... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 3/8/14

Joe Shuster of Superman Fame Bondage Illustration PRINT Available

 Poster size high quality prints of a drawing by Joe Shuster from Vintage Sleaze the Blog!  Just in time for a "super" Black Sunday!  ORDER TODAY! An original illustration by Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, who after selling the rights to his creation was forced to sell work to a minor member of organized crime to pay the rent!  Shuster created bondage and S&M works to illustrated pornographic digest publications during the early 1950s.  This image has not been seen since the book,... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 11/16/13

19th Century American Landscape Painters on TIN

        Tintype studio backdrops try to overpower the sitters in this little photo essay of staying dry while visiting the falls.  These all appear in my book The Painted Backdrop but it is too expensive now.  So if you are interested, buy the ebook instead. The Painted Backdrop (EBOOK version) is HERE Group of Tintype Photographs, circa 1870 - 1890 Collection Jim Linderman [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 8/16/13

Nyla Gladine Thompson Mouth Painter of Texas

Original Paintings by Nyla Gladine Thompson by Mouth Polio Survivor Painter Collection Jim Linderman  Nyla Gladine Thompson Mouth Painter Small hand-painted works by a remarkable artist.  I've been collecting her original works for a few years, and always try to purchase them when I find them.  Do not be confused by reproduction postcards, which the artist also sold…these are all small oil paintings by a woman who painted with her mouth.Ms. Thompson... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 6/24/13

REBUS ! The Victorian Puzzle Drawings of Anonymous Book

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... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 4/25/13

Secret Erotic Drawings of D.H. Erotic Primitive Folk Artist

Often the artistic quality of an artist means far less than the story. This is an example, though I find the paintings, of which there are hundreds and hundreds, charming and accomplished in a perverted enough way. Yes, they are severely cropped here. I'm showing mostly the heads (when I can isolate them among the morass of limbs, hands and other body parts, most rendered WAY out of proportion) including enormous, almost comical huge erect phalluses. Trust they are, well...creative. All are... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 4/5/13

Ryan Heshka Vintage Sleaze Contemporary Profile #34

Ryan Heshka We are pleased to have the participation of modern pulp painter Ryan Heshka for the Vintage Sleaze Contemporary series. Ryan is Number 34!  A noted illustrator who has worked his way into a most successful art career.  As you see, he is an artist who combines popular culture influences and artifacts which fit the esthetic values of the blog here so well.     It is fantastical work which manages to be challenging as well as entertaining.  Children love it (he has... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 4/1/13

Comic Foreground Photographs from Argentina? New Vernacular Photography Book

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... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 3/5/13

Story of Candid Charlie and artist B. Gordon Guth by Jim Linderman

        Comic Book Photographica  and the first paparazzi Candid Charlie of Target Comics! For the record, I do not collect comic books, and I do not own those shown above.  For this post, I defer to the experts Steven Thompson and My Comic Shop, though in this case even they don't know too much.  Both are linked below.  Let's call this a query.  Who the hell was B. Gordon Guth, the artist who conjured up "Candid Charlie" a red-headed kid with... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 2/28/13

Sunny Buick Artist and Tattooist for Vintage Sleaze Contemporary

Sunny Buick Artist and Tattooist for Vintage Sleaze Contemporary Number 33 in the Series Artist Sunny Buick is a world traveler, a dice collector and a considerable canvas of her own.  Sunny would have been called a "triple threat" during the days men stupidly thought they were superior.  She juggles art forms like nobody's business…and ALL are in bright, living, peacock color and then some. (There is a peacock way down here which Sunny would love to tattoo on you.)  Ms.... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 2/19/13

Tony Fitzpatrick for Vintage Sleaze Contemporary

Tony Fitzpatrick for Vintage Sleaze Contemporary 13 minutes with Tony Vintage Sleaze Contemporary Number 32 Tony Fitzpatrick is a pit bull, but all dogs are welcome here.   We are pleased to have Chicago's favorite son participating in the Vintage Sleaze Contemporary Series!  Tony is number 32.There has been much written about Mr. Fitzpatrick, so I will let him speak for himself…except to say a chalkboard portrait he did of Bettie Page in 1988 first made me love them both. ... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 2/9/13

Hudson Marquez for Vintage Sleaze Contemporary

Hudson Marquez Artist Vintage Sleaze Contemporary Number 31 I believe Hudson Marquez is the first participant in the Vintage Sleaze Contemporary series to have been voted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, but I first knew of his work without even knowing it…through familiarity with the Cadillac Ranch and the work of the Ant Farm Collective.  Cadillac Ranch is off the scale as far as environmental art goes…one of the most famous art installations in history, and one which... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 2/9/13

Modern Fashion Photography Origins in the Camera Clubs of New York CIty

They may look tame today, even odd, but the photographs which came from the original “Camera Club Sessions” in New York City during the early 1950s not only mark the beginning of modern day erotic photography, from them emerged an unlikely fashion icon and star, Bettie Page. Nude photography in the United States was taboo and virtually unknown in the 1950s. Of course, there are some exceptions. The six photo “strip sets” sold in the back of men’s magazines and from under the counter in Times... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 9/7/12

Secret Nudes from Amateur Photographers The Vintage Early Photographs

Vintage Vernacular Erotic Photographs By Jim Linderman 2 December 2011 9,907 views No Comment Shy Shamed Secret Shadowed Hidden SSSSH! – Vintage Vernacular Erotic Photography By Victor Minx with Jim Linderman Format: paperback or iPhone download.  EBOOK DOWNLOAD FOR IPAD ($5.99)   HERE Available from: Alliteration has been used before to describe exposed women. Think “Va Va Voom” from a 1950′s film as a walk-on looker passes by. In this case, it applies and forms an acronym of... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 9/7/12

Marty Winters Portraits of Internet Escorts by Jim Linderman

Marty Winters Certified 2 Satisfy Contemporary Vintage Sleaze the Series #26 "Busty Butterscotch Beauty" by Marty Winters "I Do It ALL Baby" by Marty Winters Private Collection "Very Busty & Voluptuous" by Marty Winters Private Collection "I Know You Want Me" by Marty Winters "Certified 2 Satisfy" by Marty Winters Private Collection Marty Winters found inspiration in an unlikely place,... [more]
Posted by Jim Linderman on 8/16/12