Twin Sister, All Around and Away We Go. 2010.
The Shangri-Las, Sophisticated Boom Boom. 1965.
Psychic TV, Godstar. 1985.
A perfect homage to the weather in New York City...
A little Sunday night lullaby. Roy Orbison, In...
Here’s a little springtime ditty for you....
Smashing Pumpkins, 1979. 1995. Now that’...
Always a favorite, especially in the springtime...
The Coasters, Down in Mexico. 1956.
Shox, No Turning Back. 4AD, 1980.
Very into Theodor Kittelsen (April 27, 1857 – January 21, 1914) right now. Especially this bear raping/mauling scene. Much of the Norwegian artist’s other work has a very fuzzy/incandescent/ethereal feel, which I love. He is also quite famous for his many illustrations of Trolls, which as you may know, really gets me going. And you black metal fans out there might recognize this work,...
Suicide, Cheree. 1977.
I just discovered Poland’s own Wojtek Siudmak. He describes his own work as “fantastic hyper-realism”. My favorites of his work are these sort of dark portraits, reminding me for some reason of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. You can see more of his work here.
Felt - Primitive Painters, 1985. A late Sunday...
Amano in Monochrome.
Some examples of my Yoshitaka Amano’s sumi-e (monchrome ink on rice paper) works. Gosh he’s just my favorite. There’s a book of these pared down works of his here. Also, an exhibition of his work just opened in Los Angeles. Hoping it comes to New York. In the meantime, stay tuned for images of his latest paintings.
Chou Aniki is a series of video games released only in Japan, and are the most homo-erotic video games I know of. The one I have played is a fighting game for the SNES, however, other incarnations are more of a Gradius-style shooter, from what I understand. Here are a few more images. If you’re really dying to play, let me know, and I can send you a ROM. Kind of arousing, you have to...
The Go-Go’s - Vacation, 1982. Happy...
The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by Italian Artist Luigi Serafini in 1976-1978. It is an encyclopedia written about a fictional world, in one of this world’s fiction languages (as yet undecipherable). The illustrations are lush and gorgeous. I really wish I could read this language, as it seems there is a lot of information here. Like, how do these trees get up...
Boglins, Boglins. Boglins!
Yes, Boglins. These were possibly my favorite toy as a child. I recall for one birthday I somehow scored the original three big boglins: Vlobb, Drool and Dwork. These were some fuckin’ deluxe handpuppets. They were made of sumptuous latex, air brushed, and had moving internal parts which could make them wink. Had I been older than six upon their release, these may have led down a slippery...