Are you kidding me, you can watch the History of the Main Complaint on YouTube? I had no idea, and will now make up for lost time. I haven’t seen this video in years, and forgot so many intricacies… the phone and stamp inside the ribs, the prodding stethoscopes, the eyes in the rear-view mirror… it’s all gorgeous, and it’s all tragic.
June 23, 2009
Sometimes I’m convinced that a great name is what’s standing between an artist and a showcase by the Saatchi website. But this work is cool, which means that the name only helped guide things along. Boo, a lady, paints people. With actual paint on their actual bodies. Then she photographs them. I dig.
More at Saatchi: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/boo_ritson.htm
And at gallery: http://www.poppysebire.com/artists/Boo_Ritson.htm
A Danish photographer this time. I don’t know what is happening here, but I feel right at home.
We haven’t featured a Finnish artist for a while, and it was getting to me. Here’s one, and there are balloons, clouds, AND gilded piss. How can you lose?
See website: http://www.tommitoija.com/
Everyone is naked! Nipples! Everyone is skinny! Great tits! Girls! Girls! Girls! XXX! 2 for 1!
That’s kind of what I imagine goes through Ellen Von Unwerth’s head when she wakes up, and then she gets a coffee and calms down a little bit. I always joke that bondage should stay in your parents’ basement dungeon where it belongs, but in Von Unwerth’s case, it’s everywhere. She’s all about it, too, unabashedly, all talking about spanking and Bettie Page. I’m a little scared of it all, so I’m only including SFW stuff. But if you’re curious (get it?), check out more.
More, so much more: http://home.frognet.net/~mcfadden/evu/Ellen_von_Unwerth.htm