Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Last Stand of the Freaks?

"Last Freak Show" is a painstakingly perfect, spiral-bound hymn to freaks, circus performers, misfits, the deformed, and the extraordinary. Given to me as a gift by Tomoaki Hosoyama, a great Japanese filmmaker, and a truly great friend,
it moved me to tears of joy the moment I flipped it open.

The brilliant, evocative art, culled from the 19th and 20th centuries, depicts its subjects with passion and empathy.

I strongly urge anyone who appreciates these amazing human anomalies to track down and embrace this book. To engage with art that speaks to every fiber of your being is a rare and intoxicating experience.

To enter a fantastique world that fills one with with such wonder and emotion as this did me is rare.


  1. This is pretty cool. Thank you for showing.
    I'd love to see more of that!

  2. Missesgrim -- this is an extraordinary book. I have posted more, and will continue to do so.

  3. wonderful, I'll check yor blog steady