Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Phantom Limbs & Honeydew

by Suzanne G. on March 18th, 2005

© Jeffery Scott - via Peep Show Stories
(click on images to enlarge)

This dart of love, whose piercing point, oft tried,
With virgin blood ten thousand maids have dyed
Which nature still directed with such art
That it through every cunt reached every heart -
Stiffly resolved, 'twould carelessly invade
Woman or man, nor aught its fury stayed:
Where'er it pierced, a cunt it found or made -
Now languid lies in this unhappy hour,
Shrunk up and sapless like a withered flower.

(Excerpt from A Debt to Pleasure by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester)



© Miss Van

In association with Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris, Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles presents:

P A R I S I A N      T E N D E N C I E S

Featured artists are Miss Van, Nicolas Ledoux &
Icon Tada

→ Opening reception is this Saturday, March 19th, 8 - 11 PM


© Tiffany Bozic

If you stay in L.A. this weekend, be sure to check out Tiffany Bozic's solo show at BLK/MRKT too.

© Caitlin Kuhwald

Meanwhile, folks who live in the Bay Area should go visit Caitlin Kuhwald who'll be opening her show this Saturday evening from 6 - 10 PM.

Stop by at the Low Gallery to see her newest paintings, have a glass of wine, and swallow some paint caviar cheese. :)

All non-Californians are advised to have a look at Stephan Doitschinoff's spanking new website - featuring samples of his unique paintings, illustrations and murals. Ooooooh!



© Autumn Whitehurst

YEN Magazine just announced the release of CURVY II - the follow-up to the curvilicious 1st volume. It will be available online & in stores from today, March 18th.

Featuring Autumn Whitehurst (c.f. tiny image above), Yuko Shimizu, Julia Staite, and many, many other talented female illustrators.

Click here for more details about CURVY II



© The late Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Institut Français Londres invites to a Jean-Paul Sartre Symposium that will start today - in a few hours in fact - and run until Saturday night.

KultureFlash writes:

"[...] Though Foucault disagreed with him philosophically, Sartre was the very model of the politicised thinker that he aspired to be; in fact, they frequently found themselves at the same barricades. So on the centenary year of his birth, the UK Society for Sartrean Studies is bringing together Sartreans from all over the world to speak on topics from his life to postmodernism, phenomenology, literature, among others."

→ More details over at The Lecture List

Recent article on Sartre from NYT's Ideas column



© The Onion

Happy belated St. Patrick's Day, my dear Irish friends & otters. :)

Make sure you read The Onion's historically profound Irish-Heritage Timeline, if you haven't done so already...



Reason No. 4 To Have Kids:

They hardly ever never suffocate when attacked by a facehugger.

(c.f. previous issues: Reason No. 1 | 2 | 3)



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