Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on December 1st, 2010

Schlafende Ariadne by Michael Triegel, mixed media on canvas, 2010

On show - together with his totally creepy portrait of Ratzi - at Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany, until February 6, 2011 

by suzanne_tumblr on November 10th, 2010

From the series Agent Orange by Philip Jones Griffiths (via WMMNA)

by suzanne_tumblr on September 26th, 2010

Just two recent findings from Spitalfields Market. 

Yes, those are doll-sized ice skates and yes, that’s an original Cyprane® inhaler. 

by suzanne_tumblr on September 13th, 2010



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EDIT: By Satomi Hirota (thanks, sleetwealth)

by suzanne_tumblr on July 1st, 2010

A small part of today’s Spitalfields finds. I particularly like my Perspex Jesus®. He’s more 80s and arty than thou cause his crucifix is made of perspex and yours isn’t. Amen. Also, Dave Gahan and I are currently writing him his very own theme tune, yo.

Not pictured is one of the VILEST purchases I’ve ever made: A porcelain figurine of a child mermaid looking dangerously constipated. Its gruesome stare destroyed the camera so you just have to trust me that it’s so horrific you really don’t want to see it. 

by suzanne_tumblr on June 17th, 2010

Shocking! I completely forgot to bore you all with my Spitalfields update last week. So here’s two weeks worth of exploits (I’m on a strict budget…):

- Mechanical monkey of doom

- Two very beautiful newbies in the doll family (I lovingly call the head “Pol Pot Jr.”)

- An always useful hand clip

- A “pot” box to go with my “snuff” box.


by suzanne_tumblr on June 4th, 2010

Busy times here at Wurzeltod HQ. Following the correlative rules of the Teutonic laws of multi-disciplinary hyperefficiency, I decided to go for changes on all fronts, in housing, career and relationship because if I’m heading for a nervous breakdown it’d better come now and with a certain degree of gravitas and heroism. 

Anyhow, so it seems I totally forgot to go to Spitalfields yesterday, so here are (some of) the findings from the previous week: 

- Carved Black Foresty stag head shelf

- Broken and burnt doll’s head with intact eye mechanism (woohoo!)

- Pearlware/creamware plate from around 1810, I reckon (it has the characteristic blueish/greyish shine, so I’m confident it’s pearlware)

- Barr, Flight & Barr plate from pre-1840, I presume, because it seems they stopped production under those initials afterwards, but I know next to nothing about ceramics, so please do enlighten me if I’m wrong. At any rate, it would make my dear friend Ernst Haeckel proud. :)

by suzanne_tumblr on May 20th, 2010

Spitalfields Treasures, May 20, 2010: 

It’s obvious that the doll and/or the chaps in the painting will try to kill me each and every night from now on, but the hell with it - it was all worth it! :)  

Photo © Wurzeltod, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on May 3rd, 2010




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This is strikingly familiar (and is tangentially giving me a demented urge to cultivate myself an ensemble exactly thus to wear for a delightful day of pedagogically discussing post-colonialism with 80s-fashion-reviving 18 year-olds who ask whimical questions about whether vagina dentata is real), but I can’t quite place it. …Anyone?

This is Narcissa et la confidence de la Lune by Julien Martinez, 2009

Here’s a view of the whole ensemble: 

Exhibition Reminder: Alice Anderson's "Time Reversal" closing at Riflemaker, London

by Suzanne on April 24th, 2010

Doll’s Mask N. 5 by Alice Anderson & Mme Tussauds, silicon mask, glass eyes, 20 x 25 cm, 2009

Please apologise for the long silence - I've been busy doing things of great importance and global urgency that I can't actually remember anymore. Hmmm.

Anyhow, here's a super late reminder for my London mates who should be waking up around about now (except Corran of course who tends to wake up with the bats).

Rapunzel by Alice Anderson, synthetic dolls hair, 3000 metres, 2008

Today is the final day of Alice Anderson's very hairy Time Reversal show at the beautiful Riflemaker - my favourite gallery space in town.

So get your sorry arses down/up to Soho and thank me later with drugs and strippers cakes and puppies!

Still from Doll’s Day by Alice Anderson, 2008

Oh, and you can buy a lovely little exhibition booklet (powered by Riflemaker) at the gallery (or get your scissors and Pritt® sticks ready and download a PDF of it here)

Closing: Tonight, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 6 PM

Address: Riflemaker, 79 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9SU, UK, tel: 020 7439 0000 | Map

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