Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Art news: Wyndham Lewis goes shopping for a car with Ezra Pound

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Vintage Automobile Ads & Posters, ed. Carol Belanger Grafton (Mineola, NY: Dover, 2010), image 032

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hommage à Andre Gide



we learn that art students are still learning philosophy from Gide and the Marquis de Sade.



we learn that Harry Whittington, the man Dick Cheney shot five years ago, was much more seriously wounded than was reported at the time -- in fact, almost killed then, and still suffering now from his injuries, including a quite possibly shortened lifespan.

One more thing we learn from the article is this:

Cheney never has apologized, publicly or privately.

Let's hear it for performance art and the acte gratuit!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Update: familiarizing the defamilar

On January 2, at


I blogged about a painting by a Nazi artist of a soldier in Hitler's SS Wiking Division. Now, at a time when many polls are predicting a shift to Republican control following next month's congressional elections in the United States, comes the news that the hobby of one Republican candidate is dressing up as a soldier in Hitler's SS Wiking Division. The link is here (with thanks to Susan Schultz)


and here (second from right) is the candidate.

Progress is being made in international history. It's making the transition from subtitles to dubbed speech, and one of these days I suppose it may become America's native language.