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Jan 29 2013
sup guys- should i get this bedazzled deer skull?

sup guys- should i get this bedazzled deer skull?


Sep 10 2012

The Strange Eggs are a remarkable group of collages by American artist Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929). Completed over the course of two years after he moved to New York City from Chicago in 1956, they constitute some of the artist’s earliest known works and represent a pivotal moment of experimentation by Oldenburg. Here he borrowed from the language of the mass media by collecting fragments and humble scraps cut and scavenged from commercial advertisements and images in newspapers and magazines, which he found on the street or purchased from dime stores while he was living on the Lower East Side. The process of combining art and everyday life would define his work, and Oldenburg went on to become one of the most important artists who came of age in postwar America.

The Strange Eggs are a remarkable group of collages by American artist Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929). Completed over the course of two years after he moved to New York City from Chicago in 1956, they constitute some of the artist’s earliest known works and represent a pivotal moment of experimentation by Oldenburg. Here he borrowed from the language of the mass media by collecting fragments and humble scraps cut and scavenged from commercial advertisements and images in newspapers and magazines, which he found on the street or purchased from dime stores while he was living on the Lower East Side. The process of combining art and everyday life would define his work, and Oldenburg went on to become one of the most important artists who came of age in postwar America.


Aug 9 2012

i get my hair did right down the street from my favorite mural in houston


Jul 12 2012

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Jun 20 2012

Jun 19 2012

erikangstrom:

Origami Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

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Jun 14 2012

this faulkner interview is off to an amazing start

INTERVIEWER

Then what would be the best environment for a writer?

FAULKNER

Art is not concerned with environment either; it doesn’t care where it is. If you mean me, the best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it’s the perfect milieu for an artist to work in. It gives him perfect economic freedom; he’s free of fear and hunger; he has a roof over his head and nothing whatever to do except keep a few simple accounts and to go once every month and pay off the local police. The place is quiet during the morning hours, which is the best time of the day to work. There’s enough social life in the evening, if he wishes to participate, to keep him from being bored; it gives him a certain standing in his society; he has nothing to do because the madam keeps the books; all the inmates of the house are females and would defer to him and call him “sir.” All the bootleggers in the neighborhood would call him “sir.” And he could call the police by their first names.

So the only environment the artist needs is whatever peace, whatever solitude, and whatever pleasure he can get at not too high a cost. All the wrong environment will do is run his blood pressure up; he will spend more time being frustrated or outraged. My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.

INTERVIEWER

Bourbon, you mean?

FAULKNER

No, I ain’t that particular. Between Scotch and nothing, I’ll take Scotch.


Jun 12 2012

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Aug 21 2011

Jul 1 2010

obama’s weekly addresses are getting a little weird