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a failed jasper johns: where true genius lies

by Art Chantry: when you collect bad paintings like i do (and as do so many others), you begin to see some patterns. there are a few major categories, for instance. by far the most common bad painting is a … Continue reading

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burn baby burn

They’ll sweep out the ashes in the morning. Hard to believe this news story; but it does invoke a number of themes. One may be there susceptibility to religious propaganda, and it actually gives credence to shit disturbers and rabble … Continue reading

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thrift store masterpieces

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com): EVERYBODY  loves a great bad thrift store painting. these are those paintings you literally find in thrift stores for a couple of bucks. they are paintings made by amateur painters long forgotten and deemed lousy … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Masons: part II

A guest article by Tai Carmen at Parallax. Parallax: exploring the architecture of human perception…. For part I read here:http://madamepickwickartblog.com/2011/05/mystery-of-the-masons-part-i/ Tai Carmen (http://taicarmen.wordpress.com/): In the 19th century, the name of Baphomet became further associated with the occult when Éliphas Lévi … Continue reading

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MR. TAMBOURINE MEN & THE WAR DANCE

The idea of American Manifest Destiny is not exclusive to the mid-eighteenth century, though the period of imperial “Westward Ho!” is one of the more conspicuous symptoms of that deeper, existential malady—the messianic mission to make the world over in … Continue reading

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