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Be Drunk

The Yellow Scale, a portrait of French poet Charles Baudelaire by Franz Kupka Be drunk always. Nothing else matters; there are no other subjects. Not to feel the grim weight of Time breaking your backs and bending you double, you must get drunk and stay drunk. But Drunk on what? Wine, poetry, virtue – the … Continue reading

Just Do It!

The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America… Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it–reproducing the effects of tapestries, … Continue reading

Everything Must Go

“Everything Must Go”, the battle cry of corporate retail stores, encouraging us, the public, to accumulate, to buy more… This particular phrase was an impetus for the art installation known as “Breakdown”, by Michael Landy, a British Artist and member of a celebrated generation of artists known as “The Young British Artists”. Landy systematically catalogued … Continue reading

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