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Modern Art Monday Presents: Dmitri Dergatchev, The New Icon

new icon putin photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

I happened upon Dmitri Deragtchev’s The New Icon (2022) while vacationing in Vancouver BC.  As you can see, the piece is quite visually striking and has a lot to unpack. I  felt it would be an appropriate feature choice for this column given the current political world climate, and it being Halloween and all. The artist’s statement follows:

For me, all of the evil of the world is now personified in the image of Vladimir Putin.  In my work, I want to show people the true image of the “New Icon” created by inhuman propaganda and expose the substitution of familiar iconic images and symbols. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Dmitri Dergatchev, The New Icon

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Handicapped Accessible Sign

Pink Handicapped Accessible Sign
Photos By Gail

I’ve never seen one of these symbols in any colors other than white or blue, so of course this Pink Handicapped Accessible Sign caught my attention immediately. This symbol was spotted at The Ace Hotel on 29th Street just east of Broadway.

Pink Handicapped Accessible Sign

Prince Mural at the Graffiti Room

Prince Mural
All Photos By Gail

I was on a Street Art Safari when I came upon this big game; a  mural of Prince (RIP), located on the side of the Graffiti Room restaurant at the corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets in downtown Manhattan. It looks like they are also having an Instagram contest:

Graffiti Room Contest

So, head on down to the  Graffiti Room and get to snapping and ‘gramming!

Prince Symbol

Video Clip of The Week: “Abandoned” by Prevrat

Update: Sadly, this video is no longer online. However, you can still download the album for free at the updated Bandcamp link, below.

While there are what feel and sound like Eastern European sensibilities in the music of Post-punk/electronic artist Prevrat (aka Ric Gordon), he is actually from right here in the US – Kansas to be exact. I like the arty, sci-fi images in the video for “Abandoned” that complement the music’s mix of techno elements and melodic, soft rock. At it’s core, “Abandoned” is an exercise in minor chord moodiness that reminds me favorably of 80s post-punk bands like Tears For Fears.

“Abandoned” is from Prevrat’s sophomore album, Symbols, which is available for Name Your Price Download from Bandcamp.com at This Link. Enjoy!

Prevrat Symbols Cover Art

Abbey Road Marriage Equality Symbol

Abbey Road Marriage Equality

I Like It.