Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

The people have spoken, the bastards!

Posted in Cryptozoology, Curiosa & Forteana, Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Historia & Memoria, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne G. on November 4th, 2004 | BBC Wikipedia

Sorry for my lack of clever words today.
I have a nasty election hangover and it feels like it's gonna last for the next 4 years...

Have you ever noticed that most American political conspirators were dead (sic!) sexy?!?
*hint hint*

Just take Mr Lewis Payne (a.k.a. Lewis Thornton Powell, a.k.a. Lewis Paine) for instance, who was involved in the Abraham Lincoln Assassination.
And for once even cher monsieur Roland Barthes¹ agrees with me:

"La photo est belle, le garçon aussi : c’est le studium.
Mais le punctum c’est : il va mourir.
Je lis en même temps : cela sera et cela a été ;
j’observe avec horreur un futur antérieur dont la mort est l’enjeu [...]"


Civil War Photos - click to enlarge)

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AGALMATOPHILIA SIMPLEX

"Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris has fenced off a famous tomb to prevent lewd acts being performed on a statue.
The effigy of 19th Century journalist known as Victor Noir has long been popular with women visitors.

This is partly due to his reputation as a romantic figure, and partly because of the effigy's design.

Officials concerned about damage to the icon's groin area have erected a fence around the grave, and a sign prohibiting indecent rubbing."

(Read more over @ BBC)

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CRYPTOZOOLOGIA UNIVERSALIS

The Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists feature a great taxidermy gallery on their website.
You may also want to check out some previous taxidermy links that I collected here. :)

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THE LATE FAUNA OF EARLY NORTH AMERICA

My dear conspiratrice des beaux arts, Mlle Michelle, just informed me that Mr Scott Musgrove is exhibiting his works at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in L.A. from November 5 - 29, 2004.

Thanks to Michelle, we also have some yummy new nuns in our Official Vatican Pin-Up thread. Yay!

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¹: Excerpt from the brilliant book La Chambre claire : Note sur la photographie by Roland Barthes

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EDITO

Everyone who's near Zurich or Winterthur tomorrow, please join me for a visit of the DAS AUGE UND DER APPARAT exhibition @ Fotomuseum Winterthur.
Finissage is on November 7, 2004.
See you there! :)

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