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Codeblue
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:21 pm

Are ya going?
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halftonegraphics
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:38 pm

Codeblue wrote:Are ya going?

yeah. i wanted to check out the frida/diego exhibit and this seems like a good reason to get my ass over there.
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:31 am

I broke something today, and I realized I should break something once a week.. - Warhol

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steub13
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:32 pm

El Macs are up...
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frykitty
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:18 pm

crying old lady? or kid poked in eye?
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steub13
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:46 pm

frykitty wrote:crying old lady? or kid poked in eye?
from the artist:

'Winter in America': It seems that much of this country, if not the world, has been experiencing a growing climate of fear and confusion. Daily tragedies overwhelm and desensitize as we grow accustomed to hearing constant reports of killings by terrorists, criminals, and police. We face obscene and ever-worsening economic inequality alongside countless social and environmental problems. A dismal and surreal political atmosphere have contributed to a collective feeling of frustration and powerlessness.

I started working on this portrait of a woman in despair late last year as a response. This piece is also an homage to the great German social realist Käthe Kollwitz, who was known for her melancholy drawings and prints depicting the struggles and suffering of the working class from poverty and war. She was born 150 years ago in July of 1867, and her work is still just as powerful and relevant today. The figure was modeled after my wife's grandmother, and like most of my paintings it was not intended as a specific portrait of just one person but a representation of many people. It is a simple, direct expression of grief and fatigue in troubled times.


"It is mid-winter in America; a man-made season of shattered dreams and shocked citizens, fumbling and frustrated beneath the crush of greed of corporate monsters and economic manipulators gone wild (...)

We must all do what we can for each other to weather this blizzard. Now more than ever all the family must be together; to comfort, to protect, to guide, to survive..."

-Gil Scott-Heron (1975)
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TOTM
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:25 pm

These are very, very nice...
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alittle
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:23 pm

Print landed today. Looks great.
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:05 am


Leonard Coen mural for the City of Montreal

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:11 am

squalie wrote:
Leonard Coen mural for the City of Montreal

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Sublime.... And Goodnight from him.....
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:06 pm

ha le spell check
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