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Art Du Jour

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Super-Hero Fatigue is Real: My Thoughts on “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Sax von Stroheim writes: Back in 2008, A.O. Scott wrote a think piece about how, in the wake of movies like The Dark Knight, which, according to him, took the genre as far as it could go, audiences were going … Continue reading

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Fuck Clement Greenberg

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In discussions of literature and architecture, I still come across would-be intellectuals who invoke art critic Clement Greenberg’s distinction between the avant-garde and kitsch. Of course, for such people avant-garde is doubleplusgood, while kitsch is one small step … Continue reading

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour: Dan DeCarlo

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Artist Dan DeCarlo is most known for modernizing the look and developing the house style of Archie comics, as well being the creator of Josie and Pussycats and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. During his freelance years in the … Continue reading

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour: Steve Ditko

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been enjoying this biography of Steve Ditko which also contains a healthy survey of his work. Check out this trippy, psychedelic sampling of some of his comic covers and art from the late 50s and 60s. Fabrizio … Continue reading

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Unappreciated

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Fanservice

Sax von Stroheim writes: I picked up the first seven issues of Red Hood and the Outlaws from the same digital comics sale that netted me those Batman comics. As I noted (briefly) in that post, Red Hood and the … Continue reading

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