Ribbon Around A Bomb

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Arts Bombast: In Dreams at Spoke Art

My hatred of Twin Peaks is pretty well documented at this point.  So deep and obsessive is my disdain for the cult TV show, in fact, that I can’t tear … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Arts Bombast: Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls were/are a group of anonymous radical artists and activists dedicated to fighting sexism and discrimination in the art world. Around ’85, they started printing cheap, humorous posters with … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Bauhaus Women

I’m sick in bed, and I’ve spent more time than I like to admit today researching women of the Bauhaus movement. There is some really incredible shit to be found … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Style Ish: Androgynous Female Artists

If this is your first time reading, let me take a moment to tell you the absolute number one tenet here on Ribbon Around a Bomb: ALWAYS style over substance. … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

San Francisco: Alan Forbes Benefits

Something worth pulling my head out of my ass and finally returning to the, um, “blog-o-sphere”: San Francisco-based rock ‘n’ roll poster artist Alan Forbes is in trouble.  A couple … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Swissted

Something that happens to me more than I’d like to admit: I see something BEAUTIFUL, I stop and question how I feel about the principle behind it, and then I … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Arts Bombast: Louise Nevelson

“The greatest thing we have is the awareness of the mind. There we can build mansions. There we have all the things that are not given to us on earth.” … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Rita Wasted

Wednesday, or as we in the corporate world like to refer to it, “Hump Day,” calls for some super-negative, “anti-everything” unspiration from Berlin-based Wasted Rita. I’m particularly fond of the … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: No Wave Film

Gallery 98 just opened an online exhibition of photographs, posters, and other ephemera from No Wave film. The exhibition features rare materials from the films of Amos Poe, Beth B … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: La Pocha Nostra

Aliados:  You may (or may not) have noticed that my posting on Ribbon Around a Bomb has decreased lately.  The reason is a very exciting one indeed.  I recently accepted … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

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