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The Return of The Grumpy Old Woman From Hell

Posted in Belletristica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Interna, Moving Images by Suzanne on May 28th, 2006 | BBC Wikipedia

Kate Chase Norcross - Sixth-plate, ca. 1858 - via The Daguerreian Society - click to enlarge


Mutwillige Mädchenwünsche
Haben Flieder
Blauen und weißen.

Wie Tauben sind sie weitergeflogen,
Mit Wangen, wilden und heißen.
Hoch in warmen, schelmischen Händen
Haschender Sonne
Geschwungene Strahlen.
Hellbehende Wonne
Weißer Kleider

Mutwillige Mädchenwünsche
Haben sich Flieder
Blauen und weißen, -
Sind weitergezogen ...

(Peter Hille, 1854-1904, aus: Blätter vom fünfzigjährigen Baum)


I. Thee Shoppe will stay online - if you like it or not. Just try to ignore that pink tab on the nav bar if you have a problem with it. New artists will be added soon. You could do me a favour by visiting my rather vast artist link list and select a few artists you'd like to order prints from in the future.

II. The choice of artists will remain the same, i.e. I won't add internationally famous and commercially "successful" artists to the shop because

a) they don't need my support to sell their artworks.

b) I'm legally not entitled to sell their prints since most of them have their own representatives.

c) you don't have the kind of money it takes to buy such editions anyway.

d) trust me on this.

III. I won't charge any commission. Just because I'm Swiss doesn't mean I'm a capitalistic bastard. You can stop sending me emails about my part in the "Nazi Gold Affair" now - I wasn't really in charge of the Swiss government back then. However, these people would love to shred your letters hear from you:

Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB)
Börsenstrasse 15
CH - 8022 Zürich

IV. Thank you for your kind attention.


© Micky Modo - click to enlarge

Anthony Wallace | Betty Alazraki | Camilla Engman | CandyKiller | Chet Zar | Cymagen | D’Holbachie Yoko | Domen Lombergar | Elena Martyniuk | Ghostco | Gunsho Demonology | Holly Bynoe | Jen Corace | Julian de Narvaez | Kate O'Brien | Kris Knight | KuKulaLand | KunstKrake | Micky Modo | Muir Vidler | My Pet Skeleton | Nic Nichols | Patrick Williams | PostLoved | Ronald Kurniawan | Ruby Mag | Ventilate | Yoko Tanaka | Zeloot


Still from The Olde Headboard

The Olde Headboard - Another adorable video for Rasputina. I'd love to find out who directed this clip. Any ideas? It looks quite Sigismondiesque to me...

The Curious Passions of Sergeant Bertrand - Stand-alone short film from Bret Wood's feature movie Psychopathia Sexualis in which a case of necrophilia is dramatised through Victorian-style shadow play. Click on 'The Curious Passions of Sergeant Bertrand' on the right. Very Blanquetesque.

The Tale of How - An enchanting animated short story produced by the Black Heart Gang (via the amazing WurzelForum).

The Eraser - Beautifully cryptic promotional flash website for Thom Yorke's new album.

Smells like a Ukulele - For those of you who still haven't seen the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's hilarious interpretation of Nirvana's pièce de résistance, watch this now.


Moles and Their Meaning (by Harry De Windt, Pearson, 1909)

(via Neatorama)


Arnold Böcklin (by Heinrich Alfred Schmid / German / Illus.)

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (by Cory Doctorow / English)

War and Peace (by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy / English)


Endless Zoom Photo Mosaic - An addictive shockwave photo mosaic project - similar (but far better) to the ZoomQuilt project.

(via BoingBoing)


© Travis A. Louie at Roq la Rue - click to enlarge

Art School Confidential at Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Vernissage: May 27, 2006 | Featuring: Daniel Clowes, Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton and Charles Schneider.

Tara McPherson's A Rock Concert Poster Retrospective at BLK/MRKT in Culver City, USA.

→ Finissage: June 1, 2006

Blaine Fontana's Aadizookaan at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Vernissage: June 3, 2006

Alternate Realities - Paintings by Travis A. Louie and Robert Craig at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

→ Finissage: June 3, 2006 | Preview show | Discussion at ArtDorks

Gottfried Helnwein's Face It at Lentos - Kunstmuseum Linz in Linz, Austria.

→ Finissage: June 5, 2006 | Portal Kunstgeschichte review

Group Show Number One at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, USA.

→ Finissage: June 5, 2006 | Featuring: Sylvia Ji, Caia Koopman, et al. | Preview show

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10 comments to " The Return of The Grumpy Old Woman From Hell "

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    ro_G says:

    hooray, will have a good look through the artists lists tomorrow!

    May 28th, 2006 at 3:45 am

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    Suzanne says:

    I made the list alphabetical. With bold initials. Especially for you. Isn't it great? This way you can just stick a post-it (or a chewing gum) onto your screen and continue from the next letter tomorrow. Hurrah for the alphabet!

    May 28th, 2006 at 3:58 am

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    Bibi's box says:

    Psychopathia Sexualis

    This looks damn cool, Psychopathia Sexualis - Tales of Deviance and Forbidden Desire From the Case Studies Of Krafft-Ebing. The film, written and directed by Bret Wood, it employs a multi-narrative structure, dramatizing the case histories of turn-of-...

    May 28th, 2006 at 7:35 am

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    Bibi's box says:

    The Tale of How

    The Blackheart Gang presents a fantastic short-story about an old octopus with a tree in his back: The Tale of How. It's a marvellous animation, that also has dodos. (via Suzanne G.)...

    May 28th, 2006 at 9:12 am

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    Derek says:

    Well I appreciate your support! : )

    Speaking of moving images. I just saw the new Brothers Quay full length, The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes. If you get the chance to see it I think you will love it! I did!
    Love and squirrel brains..

    May 29th, 2006 at 7:04 am

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    Thomas Anderson says:

    The picture of Kate Chase Norcross is great. I was compelled to draw a picture of her. I think it came out well.

    May 29th, 2006 at 7:11 am

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    kid37 says:

    "The Olde Headboard" is by Lisa Rubisch, who apparently did just one music video before in 2000. Here is an article with some references to her (along with a photograph) from the the New York Times.

    May 31st, 2006 at 11:32 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Thank you so much, Kid37. I really like the fact that Rasputina are so picky about their video clip directors (.... and couturiers).

    @Derek: And I'm happy to exhibit your artworks on my site. It's a great honour, you know. And guess what was in my letterbox the other day? Yes, "Wingnut" and "Dirteater". They're so lovely. And thank you kindly for the Cthulhu drawing. You're simply the best! :)

    May 31st, 2006 at 11:46 pm

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    Diabolo-Menthe says:

    Nice to read you are back. I was also away from the net since the end of March but now got a new provider.
    Take Care :-)

    June 3rd, 2006 at 10:52 am

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    mas detalles says:

    mas detalles...


    June 1st, 2013 at 2:42 am

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