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Arts Bombast: Bargain Bin Blasphemy

It’s a well-known fact that I dig me some low-brow art, especially if it’s a little tongue-in-check, and ESPECIALLY if it’s dark and/or inappropriate. Enter: Bargain Bin Blasphemy. How wonderful … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Arts Bombast: Rene Ricard

Tonight (!) is the opening for Warholian art hero Rene Ricard’s “New Paintings and Not So New” at Highlight Gallery here in SF. I’m not sure why he has never … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: The Thing Quarterly

Subscribers of San Francisco’s “object-based publication” The Thing Quarterly receive a new issue of the “periodical” at their doorstep 4 times a year. The periodical, as it happens, is actually … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Raw Magazine

Fun fact: Before Art Spiegelman was busy winning the Pulitzer Prize, and before Francoise Mouly was busy being the art editor of the New Yorker, the quirky couple co-edited a … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Wayne White

Go ahead and EXALT, San Francisco: All weekend, Roxie Theater will be showing BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING, a documentary about weirdo/artist Wayne White. I lovelovelove his repurposed thrift-store paintings, and even … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Madge Gill

I discovered visionary outsider artist Madge Gill the other day when I read that she was the inspiration behind this Ikue Mori album. The term “outsider art” has always been … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Mark Mothersbaugh

Fun-but-not-surprising fact: Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh is not only a weird and good musical artist, he is also a weird and good visual artist. Part of an ongoing series called … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Mood For… A Giant Painted Jesus Mountain

My southern California adventures continued yesterday with a trip to National Folk Art Site Salvation Mountain. Built by Leonard Knight on the outskirts of Niland, California, the message is simple: … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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