Archive for Art
Ray Dennis Steckler, Low-Budget Auteur, Dies at 70 – NYTimes.com: “So urged an ad for “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?,” the 1964 cinematic tour de force by Ray Dennis Steckler, a director whose surrealistically impossible plots went beyond zombies to display superheroes, rockers, bikini-clad beach girls — and flourishes of what some saw as inspired moviemaking.”
The Living Art and Sounds of Michael Alan | .Crudo: “I’m working a record deal/split album and maybe more with Vas Deferens Organization. I believe they’re the future of sound and people should really pay attention to them. It’s why I’m doing this record thing. I never had any intention of a record deal. It’s a limited edition and going to be coming out on vinyl or CD soon. I believe what they’re doing is really high art and the sounds…oh boy, I just had to join them. I don’t believe in much art today, but they are doing it!”
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – News – Story – Michael Alans Living Installations We Are All Living Installations At Dumbo: “The soundtrack from Sound Drawing ranges from collaborations with Alan and artist Kenny Scharf, Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys, Vas Deferens Organization, Japanther, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Geneva Jacuzzi, Noah Becker, Renaldo from Renaldo and the Loaf and many, many more. A new way of merging art and music and bringing it into a gallery and performance space, the Living Installation asks the audience to slow down, listen to the soundtrack, watch the performers act out the music while Alan turns himself, the performers and the space into an installation.”
Mike Kelley obituary: L.A. contemporary artist dies at 57 – latimes.com: “Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57.
He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in South Pasadena in what several friends described as a suicide following a serious depression. “We can’t confirm a suicide pending an autopsy or coroner’s report,” said one of the estate’s trustees, art historian John Welchman.
Paul Schimmel, the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, called Kelley a “great advocate for artists as well as a great artist,” noting his role teaching at the Art Center College of Design.
Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of 1940s New York – mashKULTURE: “Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of 1940s New “
Primate Watching (junky plaza) | Inside Mundoblaineo: “Yesterday I had to go over to the post office on Ebay business. The local post office around here is at the Platia Dimarchios, city hall plaza. For some reason, local junkies and other permanently bewildered types have taken up a sort of residence there. There seems to be only minimal dealing going on, furtive ingestion, not much else except for a sort of Brownian motion and social interaction. I told Maria it was like going to the monkey house to watch our distant cousins. Big time voyeur action. I watched a strange menage a trois as one belle of the balle, her left eye blackened and swollen, squeezed into jeans and boots, decorated with chains flirted openly with another candidate as her bearded oblivious companion phased in and out of existence off to one side. He lifted her up from behind, stretching her back while beardo, resplendent in plaid shirt and baseball cap had image iteration and rendering problems. Then the police came by and no one altered their behavior in any way.
Hyper realistic sculptures – Wall to Watch: ” Hyper realistic sculptures
Ron Mueck makes these amazing sculptures..”
16 Unbelievable Urinals | KikiRiki Pics: “16 Unbelievable Urinals”
ALTERED ZONES – Vas Deferens Organization: “Defenestration At The Gravity Pit”: “In Eric Lumbleau’s recent piece for The Wire’s Collateral Damage column, the Mutant Sounds writer weighs in on the effects of file sharing on the underground music timeline. Forgetten outsider gems are gaining exposure to a new and surprisingly willing audience via torrents or mp3 blogs like Lumbleau’s own, allowing everyone to be their own curator, to write alternative musical histories based on what resonates with them in the now
Though Dallas’ Vas Deferens Organization, Lumbleau’s band, have a varied and prolific output, it’s safe to assume that their own musical timeline would give due props to veteran freaks like Captain Beefheart, The Residents, or Throbbing Gristle. In “Defenestration at the Gravity Pit,” the opening track from their latest Eye Peels And Brain Picks LP, this goofball approach to psychedelia manifests itself as a collagist, peyote-fueled soundtrack for your ritualistic mating dance. –Matt Sullivan, Altered Zones
Eye Peels And Brain Picks is sold out on Puer Gravy, but Side A is available as a free download”
Psychedelic Art | The Suite World: “Korean surrealist artist Jung Yeon Min’s works are visually stunning, and made us curious to dig into what kind of psyche it takes to produce such artistic beauty. In our research we discovered a view into the infinite imagined world that exists outside the boundaries of our cranium. In the imaginary spaces depicted in her works, the extraordinary and the realistic merge, the micro and the macro coexist, and rules of physical space and time are manipulated.”
Posters by Kazumasa Nagai ~ Pink Tentacle: “Here is a collection of posters by graphic artist Kazumasa Nagai from the 1960s and 1970s.”
Sid & Marty Krofft Interview | The World of Sid & Marty Krofft: “Sid & Marty Krofft By Will Harris August 18, 2011
Although siblings Sid and Marty Krofft started working in show business several decades before they made inroads on the small screen, by the time the ’70s rolled around, they were the uncontested sovereigns of Saturday morning. After creating a cornucopia of classic series, including H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Sigmund And The Sea Monsters, and Land Of The Lost, the Kroffts made the jump to prime time, producing variety shows for everyone from the Brady Bunch to Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters. In recent years, Sid and Marty have taken a step back from working on new properties, instead turning their attentions to repackaging their ’70s shows—the duo signed a deal with Vivendi Entertainment which thus far has seen the release of H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Seriesas well as a single-disc best-of collection, Sid & Marty Krofft’s Saturday Morning Hits—and transforming more of their past successes into feature films. With the reissue of Sigmund And The Sea Monsters: Season 1 on the horizon, the Kroffts spoke with The A.V. Club about what the future holds for H.R. Pufnstuf as well as the origins of their career, their disappointment over the Land Of The Lost movie, and the fine line between Charles Nelson Reilly and the character he played on Lidsville.”