Don’t you love a good mash-up? I sure do. This T shirt makes the most sense if you are a hardcore fan of The Simpsons and recall episode 21 of season 7, entitled 22 Short Films About Springfield. It’s in this episode that Principal Skinner utters a line about “Steamed Hams” — thus the inclusion of Skinner-as-Glenn Danzig AKA Hamzig. Meta(l)!
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
If you’re feeling like you want to do something positive to help the people of Ukraine, who are suffering horribly, you can visit This Link for ideas on ways to donate, or Google “Best Ukraine Charities” to find an organization whose mission suits you best. Remember: I help you today, you help me tomorrow.
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