Soviet fabrics from the 20’s and 30’s If you walked by a set of curtains made from one of these fabrics, you might not pick up on a communist star or the CCCP acronym. Many of the designs below are thematic of classical Russian art; you see lush color, dense scapes and even the odd […]Read More Communism in Textiles
Burroughs’ Work as a Photographist Acknowledged in London Patricia Allmer and John Sears, the curators of Taking Shots: The Photography of William S. Burroughs, talk about the man and the genesis of this exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery. Despite his prolific achievements as a novelist, essayist, spoken word performer and painter, Burroughs’ work as a […]Read More Taking Shots: The Photography of William S. Burroughs
Explosive New Evidence Suggests the Punk Rocker May Have Been Innocent The murky half-light of a bleak New York winter’s morning had yet to penetrate the small rear bedroom of an airless apartment in the city’s bohemian Greenwich Village. Stepping over empty bottles and half-eaten plates of spaghetti (the untidy remnants of the previous night’s […]Read More Did Sid Really Kill Nancy?
Down and Out of the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995 by James Lough A review by Beatdom.com! New York’s Chelsea Hotel has a special place in American culture. It has surely been a home, or a home-away-from-home, to more influential artists than any other building in the nation. To list the famous names in American art and […]Read More This Ain’t No Holiday Inn
DOLL FACE by ANDREW THOMAS HUANG A machine with a doll face mimics images on television screen in search of a satisfactory visage. Doll Face presents a visual account of desires misplaced and identities fractured by our technological extension into the future. I know this is nothing new, it’s been out there for years but maybe […]Read More Misplaced Identities. Broken Desires.
Angels with Broken Wings…Read More All These People Who Fell on Earth…
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Strange Discoveries Travis Louie’s paintings come from the tiny little drawings and many writings in his journals. He has created his own imaginary world that is grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times. It is inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their […]Read More Travis Louie
There Is No Authority But Yourself There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of anarchist punk band Crass. The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band’s […]Read More CRASS
DO THEY OWE US A LIVING? Banksy is an anonymous English street art Artist and activist who has become a cult hero for his anti-establishment and rebellious artwork. Unlike someone who stays in his house all day drawing comics and watching Simpsons’ reruns, Banksy is a REAL artist who challenges the status quo, forces people to think and puts himself […]Read More Banksy’s Call To Arms Against Advertisers