And to think I was almost ready to forgive the little wrench…

20 01 2017

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Mike Duffy’s pillow talk

15 07 2016

Mike Duffy's Pillow Talk





Fred Einaudi

3 07 2016





Roland Delcol

19 03 2016





Marty Gordon

15 12 2015

Using the genre of comic books, Gordon satirizes most everything. His work is big, irrelevant, and fun.





Aelxey Kondakov

25 11 2015

Aelxey Kondakov

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Al Hirschfeld

2 08 2015

Albert “Al” Hirschfeld (June 21, 1903 – January 20, 2003) was an American caricaturist best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars.

In 1924, Hirschfeld traveled to Paris and London, where he studied painting, drawing and sculpture. When he returned to the United States, a friend, fabled Broadway press agent, Richard Maney, showed one of Hirschfeld’s drawings to an editor at the New York Herald Tribune, which got Hirschfeld commissions for that newspaper and then, later, The New York Times.

Hirschfeld’s style is unique, and he is considered to be one of the most important figures in contemporary drawing and caricature, having influenced countless artists, illustrators, and cartoonists. His caricatures are almost always drawings of pure line in black ink, into which Hirschfeld dipped not a pen but a genuine crow’s quill.[3]

Readers of The New York Times and other newspapers prior to the time they printed in color will be most familiar with the Hirschfeld drawings that are black ink on white illustration board. However, there is a whole body of Hirschfeld’s work in color.[4] Hirschfeld’s full-color paintings were commissioned by many magazines, often as the cover. Examples are TV Guide, Life Magazine, American Mercury, Look Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New Masses, and Seventeen Magazine.[5] He also illustrated many books in color, most notably among them Harlem As Seen By Hirschfeld, with text by William Saroyan.

 

 





Jillian Bernot

15 07 2015

When I first spotted Ms. Bernot’s work I was immediately drawn to it. Its like a car wreck. In the good way. She has taken the iconic models of beauty and sultriness and thrown them in the blender. They are violent images. Perhaps Ms. Bernot is pissed off at the fashion industry. Or perhaps she just wanted to have a little fun. Still, they are affective pieces.





American Justice

22 06 2015

American Justiceby David Halliday





George Grosz

11 06 2015

Over the years I kept running into the work of Grosz. He seems to have captured that Nazi gene that exists in too many people. Its that look of arrogance of power. And its brutality. I saw some of this influence in the early work of John Lennon.

Grosz knew what bullies were. The Gestapo. The Brown Shirts. The SS. What is it that makes people behave like this. They have power. They do not just abuse power. No. They use power. Again. And again. Real power is of course influence. To make people do things because they want to. Otherwise power is just force. The force of a slap. A punch. A gun.

Brutes thrive in a society that is brutal. Pre-war Germany was like that. I wonder what Grosz would think of America today.