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post #91 of 111
It also reminds me of that appalling band, The Shaggs, and their album cover: Their music was no less disconcerting in its pervasively disturbing naivete.
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Thought I'd resurrect this with a new musical addition, namely the new Paper Chase album, now you are one of us


I've got you now, I'll show you all
I'll kick out the chair, let you dangle slow
In the back of the bus all of us
Like the coats in cloak rooms
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Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern
post #94 of 111
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Thought I'd resurrect this with a new musical addition, namely the new Paper Chase album, now you are one of us


I've got you now, I'll show you all
I'll kick out the chair, let you dangle slow
In the back of the bus all of us
Like the coats in cloak rooms
What a fabulous image. It's like Friedlander's "Little Screens" series.
post #95 of 111
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Thought I'd resurrect this with a new musical addition, namely the new Paper Chase album, now you are one of us


I’ve got you now, I’ll show you all
I’ll kick out the chair, let you dangle slow
In the back of the bus all of us
Like the coats in cloak rooms

morbid curiosity: what's the deal with his right hand? it looks deformed somehow. i'm a little afraid to hear the answer, but not so afraid that i won't be checking this thread again.
post #96 of 111
the death card, from one of the marseilles tarot editions:

post #97 of 111
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
morbid curiosity: what's the deal with his right hand? it looks deformed somehow. i'm a little afraid to hear the answer, but not so afraid that i won't be checking this thread again.
I have no idea. I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it, but now that I have the image is even more unsettling.
post #98 of 111
I like these: Per Christian Brown: Die Zeit entführt die Schönheit 3, 2006 Nocturnal Vision 1, 2005
post #99 of 111
Also this: Thora Dolven Balke: Poolside, 2006
post #100 of 111
has anyone mentioned ron mueck yet?









post #101 of 111
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
has anyone mentioned ron mueck yet?
Well, he's dangerously close to something you'd see on rotten.com. Not exactly my cup of blood.
post #102 of 111
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Well, he's dangerously close to something you'd see on rotten.com. Not exactly my cup of blood.

i don't know rotten.com, but if it is shock value 'gross out' stuff, then i think mueck has a touch more subtlety. most of his stuff utilises scale more than anything else to instill a sense of unease in the viewer, though it is also of course highly autobiographical (dead dad) and, because of the obvious realism, bluntly honest (many of the characters have a quietly desperate expression).

i must admit i hadn't seen the birth one before, but it is far from melodramatic (it may be a touch exploitative), and i first saw his work reviewed on just the bbc breakfast show so it is deemed as being fairly family friendly. i think he is exhibiting down in london at the moment, though i may have missed it.
post #103 of 111
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
i don't know rotten.com, but if it is shock value 'gross out' stuff, then i think mueck has a touch more subtlety. most of his stuff utilises scale more than anything else to instill a sense of unease in the viewer, though it is also of course highly autobiographical (dead dad) and, because of the obvious realism, bluntly honest (many of the characters have a quietly desperate expression). i must admit i hadn't seen the birth one before, but it is far from melodramatic (it may be a touch exploitative), and i first saw his work reviewed on just the bbc breakfast show so it is deemed as being fairly family friendly. i think he is exhibiting down in london at the moment, though i may have missed it.
I remember seeing "Dead Dad" at the "Sensations" brit-art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in 1999, and I quite liked it. The Chapman brothers are a still a bit much for my tastes, though. That exhibition catalogue really sums up the nineties' brit-art scene. It's still well worth the money.
post #104 of 111
A couple of other local favourites of mine: Unni Askeland: "Halo", 2005 (From the Red light district i Amsterdam): Christer Karlstad: "Steady", 2005 Sverre Koren Bjertnæs: "Back on Boogie Street III", 2004 (I think)
post #105 of 111
Pynchon.
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