Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Edwin Henry Landseer, The Champion Landseer appeared on Jahsonic’s microblog a couple days ago but there was no mention of Sir Edwin being the greatest artist of the Nineteenth Century by American standards. He made more money at his art … Continue reading

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Jacques Callot

Woke up this morning thinking about the work of Jacques Callot and his images of war and hell… and   William Tecumseh Sherman’s concise dictum: “War is Hell.” And after committing troops to Syria the other day exactly how many … Continue reading

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The Prophecies of Mr. Burroughs

From William S. Burroughs  Nova Express (1964): At the immediate risk of finding myself the most unpopular character of all fiction–and history is fiction–I must say this: “Bring together state of news–Inquire onward from state to doer–Who monopolized Immortality? Who … Continue reading

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Rebels

Edward Burra video: Albert Camus on nihilism: BBC Crumb documentary: George Carlin: Harvey Pekar on Crumb: Jodorowsy: Brendan Behan: Bukowski: H. L. Mencken: Edward Snowden: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/23/edward-snowden-us-politicians-react

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Anti Warhol

Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an IQ of 60. –Gore Vidal As the Art Swindle percolates as the New York Times today published an interesting article by an “opinionator” trying to shed some light on the … Continue reading

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Hans Sebald Beham & More Prison News

Hans Sebald Beham, The Year’s End, engraving, 1546 Beham (1500-1550) was a Nuremberg artist expelled from his hometown on charges of plagiarizing Albrecht Dürer, making Hans an early Post-Modernist. It’s a shame the practice of expelling Postmodern plagiarists from town … Continue reading

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Police State Amerika

Giovanni Piranesi, untitled etching (called “The Pier with Chains”), 1761 Giovanni Piranesi,  etching  from Le Carceri, no. XIV, 1761 http://www.salon.com/2013/06/16/from_ike_to_the_matrix_welcome_to_the_american_dystopia/ On an earlier post I’d noted Chris Hedges’ description of the current reality of American life as a cross between … Continue reading

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