TRUMPTYCH

“A power can be overthrown only by another power, not by a principle, and only one power that can confront money is left. Money is overthrown and abolished by blood.” —Oswald Spengler, The… Continue reading

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES…

“… it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was… Continue reading

WHAT ART ISN’T, PART I

Yes, this is late in the game. I ignored “Comedian” (the banana/duct tape thing) as long as I could. First, its “creator” Maurizio Cattelan, IMO is a funny artist. Websearch him for yourself.… Continue reading

THE FIELD OF SCHEMES

“I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by… Continue reading

SLEAZ’NS GREETINGS!

AND HAPPY HORRORDAYS. There is no end in sight, at least until one of three bases breaks with His Orangeness. The bases are: 1) The wealthy: The very very rich, the .01%ers, of… Continue reading

LANDFILL OF THE VANITIES

“Vanity well fed is benevolent. Vanity hungry is spiteful.” — Mason Cooley THE TITLE REFERS to, not the Tom Wolfe novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, but to the 1497 event where when… Continue reading

FLIGHT RISK

THE IMAGE SHOWS a would-be artist trying to make his art do what it can’t. The painting is of that guy, with paintings as wings flapping impotently, hesitating before a leap of little… Continue reading

AFTER PRIVILEGE

These days, fewer of us feel privileged, much less so than we did even “just” a decade or two ago, ‘round here anyway. The weirdness of that is that when we were thus… Continue reading

H. RIDICULUS ON THE SAVANNAH

“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicateand the desire to hide.” —D.W. Winnicott This one shows an imaginary human species (Homo Ridiculus) in a fantasy scenario to illustrate… Continue reading

SUBURBAN SAUDADE

Pick an epigraph, they all apply: “The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.” ― Author Neil Gaiman “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year… Continue reading