Tag Archive | Clowns

Modern Art Monday Presents: Sextant in Dogtown by David Salle

Sextant in Dogtown
Photo By Gail

David Salle’s paintings juxtapose images from a variety of sources to startling and often provocative effect. In  Sextant in Dogtown (1987) Salle arranges disparate elements within a grid and in a manner evoking film montage, while combing a pastiche of painterly styles and subjects. Here, the act of seeing — or not seeing– becomes a subject in itself. A half-dressed woman, lifted from the artist’s own photography, is shown from different vantage points, her face always obscured. Above her, a cartographer uses an old-fashioned measuring device known as a “sextant.” Confronted with these disjunctive images and with no evident narrative, we are ultimately left to forge connections on our own.

While Salle’s work is frequently associated with the resurgence of figurative paintings in the 1980s, it is also linked closely to that of the Pictures Generation — artists who employed appropriation to explore the relationship between image and consumption.

Photographed as Part of Fast Forward: Painting From The 1980s at the Whitney Museum of Americana Art, on Exhibit Through May 14th, 2017.

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Roomful of Bozos

Bozos Store Front
Donald Trump and His Campaign Staff Finally Behind Bars Where They Belong! (All Photos By Gail )

Well, I had to stop and snap some Instagram fodder when I walked by this restaurant (see B for Bozo rating in window) located on the south side of Houston Street just east of Avenue A.

Bozo 1

I looked these up on the Interwebs, and apparently they are called “Bop Bags.”

Bozo 2

Look how happy they are!

Bozos Bars

Creepy Art: Clownmirror (2) By Roni Horn

Clownmirror 2
Photo By Gail

Seriously, how fucking creepy is this thing? Who knew it was possible to make pictures of clowns that look even scarier than real clowns?

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Photographed in the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.

Yes, It Exists: Jello Birthday Cake with Clowns

Jello Cake with Clowns
Photo Courtesy of Monica Hieber

Rob and Monica are a fun couple I know from the FaceBook. They enjoy first wave British Punk Rock, shopping for vintage housewares and collecting mid-Century design. For Rob’s birthday this past week, Monica presented her true love with the dessert pictured above, which Rob described as a “Jello Cake with Clowns.”

“It really was not cake,” Monica clarified, “it was just Jello with Redi Whip on top! I used a vintage red Pyrex bowl and vintage clowns (Rob likes clowns) and a vintage birthday cake sign.” Who would not want a girlfriend who would make them such a fun and personalized dessert? Monica further explained that she made the Jello because Rob already had cake at work, and then they had more cake the next day at her sisters. And, as they say, there is always room for Jello.