Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Art To Live For




Three amazing pieces by three extraordinary artists:

1)Toshio Saeki; The Early Works;  Editions Treville, 1997


2)Carlos Yamazaki; The Last Freak Show; All Misemono, 1997


3)Trevor Brown; Li'L Miss Sticky Kiss; Editions Treville, 2004

11 comments:

  1. Phantom, why has the background colour on this site changed from black to white ?.

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  2. Eddie -- I was experimenting with different looks. I'll settle on the current one for now. Nice to know someone's reading.

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  3. jervaise brooke hamsterOctober 29, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    Phantom, have you read the 3 com-girl-ts that i left over on Soiled Sinema's latest reveiw: "WAR REQUIEM" ?, they`re so hilarious and above all "TRUE".

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  4. I own "My Alphabet" by Trevor Brown. I must say, I'm very careful about whom I show it to! I sort of like this teenage (but ADULT) asian girl right now and I don't know what she would think about that book, or my Vania Zouravliov and Takato Yamamoto art books. She might think all those drawings and paintings of tied up, bruised, young asian women are indicative of something.........JUST KIDDING! Maybe. Not really. Hush.

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  5. Jesse W. -- people can "think" whatever they want. Just find someone who likes your way of thinking.

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  6. jervaise brooke hamsterOctober 31, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Exactly Phantom, we can "think" whatever we like but we still cant "do" whatever we like, why is that do you think ?...thats right...you guessed it...its because we`re all still cursed to be living in "THE TIME OF SEXUAL REPRESSION".

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  7. I recently came across ur blog and most say I'm quickly falling in love. I'm a huge fan of asian artists because of the darkness in their art. Can't wait to see more.

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  8. @ Phantom - Thanks for the advice. I know what you mean. I was trying to be humorous, but at the same time it is somewhat of a concern of mine. It's easy to think that one can be used to "thinking for their self," but that is always tested by an interaction with someone else. Not that I would ever change my outlook or position on ideas just because someone is paying attention to me (that's what I like to think), but I'm very analytical and curious about the thought processes of other people, so I'm always wondering about things like, "What would someone think about my art collection?" I want to know people that can tolerate me just as I will invariably tolerate them, but you never know. I'm not exactly used to being rejected yet. The books, films, music, art, and ideas will remain the same even if I have to be alone with them, but the idea of sharing them with someone else is very exciting. You're very generous when it comes to sharing your thoughts and interests on this blog, so I appreciate your response.

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  9. Ah, brilliant stuff yet again. That Yamazaki one really speaks to me.

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  10. Ladii -- Thank you. I'm simply sharing the things I fell in love with long ago. The Asians incorporate darkness so seamlessly, and subtly, into their work. More to come, as usual.

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    d-- yes, the Yamazaki material is incredible.

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  11. Jesse -- Thanks for your candid comments. It does take a while for anybody to be comfortable in their own skin. We don't live on islands, and we do get judged. Whether being judged bothers you is up to you, up to us all. It is true that certain truths about ourselves can be offensive to others. It's not our right to force our views onto others... and most of us don't do that. Ultimately, you need to create a world for yourself with people who accept you, even if you have to subdue certain aspects of yourself when with those people. We all do that already with parents and relatives. How old are you, Jesse? You'll find your place. But not until you're easygoing with yourself.

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