Category Archives: Art

A Night on the Town in Manhattan: November 1963

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Quite a list of choices. Although, as someone pointed out, this occurred the week after Kennedy’s assassination, so I’m sure some of these events were cancelled.

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Starbucks Goes Kitsch

Glynn Marshes writes: Okay, I’m going to say it: when Starbucks worked, as a cultural phenom, it worked because the experience was something close to art. Yes, we sophisticates quickly wearied of the Starbucks experience. The damn franchise has been … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Claude Joseph Vernet, “Storm on a Mediterranean Coast,” 1767. Download a super hi-res copy here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Mexican Pulp Art

Sir Barken Hyena writes: I struck gold browsing through a local book store. Here we have selected highlights from Mexican Pulp Art published by Feral House. Enjoy.

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Downtown Vegas ca. 1948-1950. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Artist Stanislav Szukalski, A Forgotten Master

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Cultural memory is a roulette wheel, and there’s no telling who will survive to be one of the “deathless greats”. Some come and go, as Shakespeare has, and some never get a shot at the big … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “Daughters of Lusting Torment” is my nominee for Title of the Year. Published February 1939. Click on the image to enlarge.

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