Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kevin Francis Gray

Face Off
{cast bronze sculpture}

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Francesca Woodman photographs

my new obsession... PS all of these photos were taken before her death at the age of 22

Friday, June 3, 2011

another stunning hans bellmer piece

annette messager's work

erotic surrealism

hans bellmer drawings

Sunday, May 1, 2011


When a country arrests and detains its artists and liberal thinkers, it is not only a crime against human rights but a negation of the mind. Nearly one month ago, on April 3, the artist and activist AI WEIWEI was arrested at the Beijing airport. Since then, he has not been seen or heard. Detained for alleged economic crimes - a term frequently used by the Communist Party as a legal cover for someone considered a political threat - the government has merely denied that his arrest has anything to do with ‘free expression’. Sit-ins at Chinese embassies have been internationally held, foreign governments and international rights groups have all demanded he be released immediately. Whilst members of his family, employees and friends have been taken into custody and his studio raided, it is the power of AI WEIWEI’S ideas that resonates through the arrests and his disappearance.

Inspired by the revolutionary movements of political upheavel in the Middle East and North Africa, online campaigns demanded political change and protests in China. Yet since February, the authorities’ detentions have spread like fire, silencing the country’s dissidents and obliterating the individual in the face of the law. Never one to shy away from challenging the state, AI WEIWEI is a known agitator and ambassador for free-speech. A member of radical conceptual art-movements in China, AI WEIWEI embodies the artist as public intellectual, articulating his critical commentary as performance art. AI WEIWEI’Sdetention and arrest are nothing more than barbaric censorship of a regime in fear of losing control. When a discourse speaks a public conscience, ideas can never be imprisoned for long.

In support of AI WEIWEI for his release, a petition has been created by the R. Solomon Guggenheim Foundation supported by the Association of Art Museum Directors; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Gwangju Biennale, Korea; and the Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Paris. Most recent news has come that the petition’s hosting website ( has experienced denial of service attacks from locations in China, making the petition unavailable for several hours. The petition is now available again here. Photo and text Sophie Pinchetti

Thursday, April 28, 2011

salvador dali and alice cooper.

this is the best. period.
Soul Groups by Kazuya Akimoto

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism by Filipo Tommaso Marinetti

Saturday, March 5, 2011

David Maisel's Library of Dust

Library of Dust is a series of photographs of copper canisters that have held the cremated human remains of unclaimed patients (From the Oregon State Insane Asylum) for over 100 years.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

memento mori

christian boltanski's enfants de dijon
new favorite word: empyreal
belonging to or deriving from heaven

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

joel-peter witkin

just saw one of his pieces here
it was really stunning

Sunday, February 6, 2011

edvard munch