Calendar Girls 1

6 08 2017

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AugustDecemberFebruary1JanuaryAprilI got bored at the pin up calendar girls in gas stations, pool halls, rectories during the 1960s that I created my own calendar. For the brain.

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Calendar Girls 2

6 08 2017

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Why is the male so visually stimulated by any image of a woman or suggestion of an image? There are graphic images of penises scratched on walls dating back before the Roman Empire. (Why they are phallic images is another question.) You can see these same crude images on bathroom walls in gas stations, and bank towers. The male brain always seems to be in a state of readiness. The rest of his body, not so much.

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Prisoners 1

6 08 2017

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Prisoner500-150jpg7Prisoner500-150jpg8Prisoner500-150jpg9Prisoner500-150jpg10I lived for four years in Belgium with my wife and son in a small apartment across from a church in the village square. The apartment was covered in flowered wallpaper. It made me clausterphobic. I could not speak Flemish, the language of the village so I was pretty alienated. That’s when these collages were created. Visit Hamme, Belgium.

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Prisoners 2

6 08 2017

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I lived for four years in Belgium with my wife and son in a small apartment across from a church in the village square. The apartment was covered in flowered wallpaper. It made me clausterphobic. I could not speak Flemish, the language of the village so I was pretty alienated. That’s when these collages were created. Visit Hamme, Belgium.

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Hermann Pleur 1863-1911

6 08 2017




Prisoners 3

6 08 2017

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I lived for four years in Belgium with my wife and son in a small apartment across from a church in the village square. The apartment was covered in flowered wallpaper. It made me clausterphobic. I could not speak Flemish, the language of the village so I was pretty alienated. That’s when these collages were created. Visit Hamme, Belgium.

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Marco Polo 1

6 08 2017

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I don’t know why I gathered these images under the name Marco Polo. I know we studied him a lot when I was a kid. The spice routes. His different journeys. It was such a great adventure and excited all of Europe when his book was published. For me, it was like science fiction before I’d read Asimov, seen Star Wars, been introduced to Mr. Spock.

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Marco Polo 2

6 08 2017

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I don’t know why I gathered these images under the name Marco Polo. I know we studied him a lot when I was a kid. The spice routes. His different journeys. It was such a great adventure and excited all of Europe when his book was published. For me, it was like science fiction before I’d read Asimov, seen Star Wars, been introduced to Mr. Spock.

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Franz Falckenhaus

6 08 2017

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One of the things I’ve always loved about collage work was the sense of ‘whimsy’. A kind of silliness. A universe where no great harm can come to you. The universe of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. This is the universe of Franz Falckenhaus.

Polish artist Franz Falckenhaus never had any formal art training.

Perhaps his outsider status is what makes his collaged cut-ups so intriguing, as they resemble the marriage of a Man Ray photograph and an old edition of LIFE magazine. Using vintage illustrations and found materials, Falckenhaus creates digital collages that are witty, naughty and everything in between. Pin-ups appear demonically possessed while buff, retro athletes gain supernatural capabilities.

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Palmer Hayden

6 08 2017