Tag Archives: Frida Kahlo

somebody’s baby

The Surrealist movement was founded in Paris by a small group of writers and artists who sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and extensively influenced by … Continue reading

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next time diego staggers home late…

by Art Chantry: I’m going back to only posting things i find in the real world and scan myself. i have to admit i was totally fooled by this….referring to the fact that the pistol was chopped off on the … Continue reading

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leon trotsky: hipster

Member of the rat pack. The poster is almost ninety years old and does evoke a Trotsky as a sort of hipster of the digital age; rappy, street savvy, beat box man who bears a smattering of resemblance to Sammy … Continue reading

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a marxist built for 2

Trotsky in love. Whatever his initial motivations, Bronstein’s revolutionary career began under appropriately romantic auspices. He was introduced by school friends into a radical discussion group conducted by a self-educated Czech gardener named Franz Shvigovsky. Though the group’s subversive activities … Continue reading

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boutique atheism : babel banter

What are the limits of scientific rationalism? But what actually is atheism, besides an ecological and scientific dirt disher despite Chris Hitchens ¬†perhaps stuck in limbo, a purgatory of the missionary position somewhere in rhetorical rebuttal to the anal perversions … Continue reading

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is that your hand on my thigh?

A story of sex, secrets, and Ivy League denial or is it fantasy? Disavowal. Complicity. A career boost. Might as well milk it for what its worth. As if fawning over her is somehow a mark of distinction, A heaven-sent … Continue reading

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politics between the legs: the libidinal party

…The link between sexuality and political revolution has always been a tenuous one. Nonetheless, the Lenin era tolerated a limited notion of equating liberation theory with sex as an antidote to repressive bourgeois capitalism and a working class protest- or … Continue reading

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frida in negative print

Lucienne Bloch grew up surrounded by many of the great intellectuals and artists in the interwar period after her father emigrated to the United States in 1917. This might explain her lack of interest in fame and power. After all, … Continue reading

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fame suckers

The following are some quotes from a Donald Kuspit article that seems an apt critique of much of popular culture in general. Kuspit is really an important voice in art criticism since his views on art and culture are situated … Continue reading

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the ballad of trotsky: revolution of disavowal

There was a rise, there was a fall. Though a Stalinist secret agent, Raymond Mercader, drove a pickaxe through his brain, the theories of communism were remarkably not consigned to the scrapheap of history as had been assumed. Trotsky always … Continue reading

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