Tag Archives: Walt Disney

2 minute warning

According to Nate Silver, there is approximately a one seventh chance of Romney getting the presidency. The statistical equivalent of being down by a field goal with three minutes to play. Maybe being down by a run with two outs … Continue reading

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real disney

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) dorothy stimson bullit was the daughter of northwest lumber and real-estate magnate c.d.stimson and the widow of kentucky politico (and FDR pal), a. scott bullit. in the mid 1940’s, the newly single heiress/tycoon looked around … Continue reading

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cinderella story

To many, its a fiction, a narrative we manufacture about ouselves, one that borders on the pretense of kitsch, yet the world of Walt Disney has always represented a utopian promise of freedom, something complementary and necessary within the broader … Continue reading

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herzog and disavowal: images of knowing and unknowing

Lately, there has been a wave of interest in early color photography which at the time was shunned in the art world. Everything had to be black and white a la Joseph Stieglitz. But, there has been an awakened interest. … Continue reading

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drifting through L.A.

Draw is it pleases you. Back to the hub of a massive American trash culture wheel…. Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): Southern California – especially Los Angeles – is the great under-rated stew pot of American popular culture. Sure, the folks who … Continue reading

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owsley bear :looking for habitats of unreason

A justifiable flight from reason? I human life inevitably alienating? At a very base and primal level does this alienation and its pathological impulse to dominate make an easy excuse to justify exploitation and thus rationalize our present societal structure?Was … Continue reading

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alienating and liberating

The art of Hollywood, or really the business of Hollywood is to dumb and trivialize any critical currents into marketable product. Absorption and coop-tion skills that dumb everything down into cheap neutral entertainment where meaningful content is parceled into bite-sized … Continue reading

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distorting mirrors: freaks of mechanical reincarnation

Was Otto Dix first and foremost a critic of capitalism? A critic through the bias of the industrial/military/cultural complex that was the beast carrying the burden of material comfort for the lambs. He made sermons without preaching and an artistic … Continue reading

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recycling plastic fantastic : less than zero

There is no question that gender and sexuality are the principal dynamics that underpin all modern marketing. This portrayal, the first division, the first cut of the economic and social pie, though ostensibly comic, even droll, is in fact ideological … Continue reading

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GRIMM TERRORS: PASSION FOR THE PRIMITIVE

“The consonants of primitive Germanic keep consistently to the same mouth areas as the corresponding consonants in the older Indo-European languages”. ┬áSo said the Brothers Grimm in stating their famous law for linguists. Dull fellows? Hardly. Their terrifying tales have … Continue reading

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