Tag Archives: Francis Picabia

keep your eyes on the road

Two hands on the wheel and not on your fly….It will be the end of the world as they know it….Sometimes things are so nuts, the wackiness only enhanced by state sanctioned religious caveats, against such things as women driving … Continue reading

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enlightened unreason

The Enlightenment. This is our tradition. This is our world view. The liberal, rational, humanitarian way of thought. It has persisted for over two centuries. This is a tradition which is bending against strains that challenge its hegemony. At what … Continue reading

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merely fresh kill

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com ) every decade has it’s little graphic design cliches. these are ubiquitous gimmicks and snappy ideas that seem to catch on like a fad and then get exhausted, yet persist long after it was ever clever. … Continue reading

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feel the feeling from without: vulgar(t)

When dreams turn into a dark nightmare, a small flickering flame extinguishable by a baby’s breath. It’s the realization of a nihilistic endgame, but its causes, and controlling forces are not always tangible, the reality is not transparent and the … Continue reading

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women and television : its raining men at the zoo

If something is not spiritual, then its opposite can be seen as nihilistic. There is a good possibility at that television and mass market entertainment is for the most part, rooted in Dadaist thought. The ready-made, the generic; the abolition … Continue reading

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cabaret voltaire: an arcade project

Dada as just another shop, another boutique in the arcade? Dada put into question the myths surrounding originality, and the relationship of the artist to the category of “genius”. Dada suggested instead, or implied that everyone could be an artist, … Continue reading

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vroom vroom

The assumption is that cars will be with us forever. And they better be since most of the economy is dependent on them in one way or another. So, the general wisdom is that they are good for the economy … Continue reading

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frank: we’re only in it for the art

Frank Zappa. A game changer. And much of the aesthetic projection can be credited to Cal Schenkel… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) Where would we all be if there had never been a Frank Zappa? I ┬ámean, the guy … Continue reading

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war on wheels: unhealthy at any speed

The war on cars. reclaim your streets. From the outset the car was associated with stardom, wealth and the American Dream. From the outset it was a fetish object initially associated with the upper classes in the first decades of … Continue reading

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everything must go: but deep pockets not enough

The intricate relationship between art and commerce.This past Wednesday, Christies auction house in New York sold an astounding $300 million of art……Does it really matter if its good or worth it? Is it art or a commodity?…. The sales figures … Continue reading

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