Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

my Shangri-La beneath the summer moon

40 Years ago this mysterious billboard went on display on Sunset Blvd in LA.

It was among the first ads for Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album, which appeared in various music papers in Autumn 1971.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

unbearable lightness

In 1956, at the age of 23, Sylvia Plath met and married Ted Hughes, an English poet. While they honeymooned in Paris and Spain she produced a body of pen-and-ink drawings, 44 of which are now showing in London. It is the first time they have been seen in public. Read more here.

Last summer's reeds are all engraved in ice
as is your image in my eye; dry frost
glazes the window of my hurt; what solace
can be struck from rock to make heart's waste
grow green again? Who'd walk in this bleak place?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Over and over and over

BOOOOOOOOOOOM - remade art works

After learning yesterday that many of photographer Jeff Wall's works are remakes of much older great and famous works (in the spirit of modern life as grand narrative), it is fortuitous that this lovely blog pops up today.

“Girl with Ice Cream Cone” remake by Stephanie Gonot

“Girl with Ice Cream Cone” by Wayne Thiebaud

“The Ship” remake by Justin Nunnink

“The Ship” by Salvador Dali

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet Sweet Galaxy

Sweet Sweet Galaxy is the first major British show by Tanya Schultz, Nicole Andrijevic and John Kassab. Schultz and Andrijevic have worked in collaboration since 2007 using the alias Pip & Pop and this is their second collaboration with sound artist Kassab.

Sweet sweet galaxy is a unique installation depicting an infinite psychedelic landscape of coloured sugar, cake decorations, origami, found objects and an immersive soundscape by the other great JK from Melbourne.

If you're in London - go check it out at http://www.smithsrow.org/site/visit/!