Category Archives: Spirit

Eric Wayne on Self-Delusion

By whatever happenstance, I’ve finally run across another artist who is roughly on the same page as I am vis-a-vis the New York School. Eric Wayne in his 10 Abstract Expressionists, and the Signature Styles that Killed Them has succinctly summarized a … Continue reading

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Farewell My Lovely Friend

It’s with great sadness that I announce the passing of  my dear friend, Lester Shepherd. He’d been battling dementia for the past months and was ailing badly. I can’t put into words all the love and admiration I had for this great man whose individuality, honesty, … Continue reading

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Shigeru Mizuki, 1922–2015

The great artist, Shigeru Mizuki, died on November 30 of last year. When visiting comic book stores to see if they have any of his works I’ve yet to find anyone working there who’s ever heard of him. But in … Continue reading

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Fragments from Ezra’s Disembodied Poetics

Some lines from the mad poet interned in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C. for treason. When asked when he had been released from the mental hospital, he replied: “I never was. When I left the hospital I was still in … Continue reading

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Hyman Bloom: Visionary American Painter

                             

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2012 True Outsider Man of the Year Award

“No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do.” –Meher Baba Now that we’ve come to the end of 2012, it’s once again time for True Outsider to look back over the last year and choose our … Continue reading

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The Abbot of Glenstal Abbey on art

A very dear friend of mine sent me this video of Mark Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey.

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