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)



"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)



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. :)



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!


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



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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