Posts Tagged ‘Erotica’

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Chelsea Hotel # 2
36″ x 24″
Acrylic, Pastel Stick on Canvas
2013

The gradually stumbled upon “Lost Souls/ Fallen Angels/ Dive Bar/ Dangerously Nocturnal People/  Beautifully Sad Music” type series combining my love of great sad songs, early renaissance religious art, graffiti/stencil street art and seedy city underbellies rolls on. I like the idea of portraying everyday(or every night) people who might have made some wrong turns as saints and angels. This one I was listening to some of the sadder, older Ryan Adams(not BRYAN Adams) until I heard his song about the Chelsea Hotel. Then it was all about one of the greatest songs of all time by one of the greatest songwriters…Chelsea Hotel # 2. The Lyrics to most of the song are on this one…I think this one works. Here are the Lyrics:

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.
Ah but you got away, didn’t you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don’t need you,
I need you, I don’t need you
and all of that jiving around.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself, you said, “Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music.”

And then you got away, didn’t you babe…

I don’t mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
I can’t keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that’s all, I don’t even think of you that often.

Here’s some Ryan and The God Leonard Cohen

 

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Born To Die
24″ x 36″
Acrylic, Pastel Stick, Paper, Headphone Wire & Nail on Canvas
2013

fra angelicostencil_graffiti_beansI have been doing nudes for the first time in a loooong time and it started in an almost Anime style and morphed into Stencil Graffiti territory. I am also finally incorporating my love of Early Renaissance religious/ gold-leaf halo type work(think Fra Angelico). I am alllllso using the films like Hardcore Life, American Friend, Boogie Nights and even 80’s trash like Angel as inspiration for the whole Fallen Angel/ Seedy nightlife feel…girls who made a few too many mistakes, late night dive bars, lost innocence, youth, etc… The soundtrack while painting was Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die/ Paradise double Lp. I even used a still from one of her videos in this and attached it 002with headphone wire with holes punched by a nail…both attached to the painting. I love the idea of everyday fallen angels and I am intrigued by the combination(sort-of) of very old, classical styles with the newer, 003more immediate street art that has been a passion of mine since I can remember(it might have been my earliest artistic influence and definitely the earliest things I ever drew. I remember doing tags in kindergarten, long before I cared about any traditional art. I love tying it all together. It is feeling pretty good for now.

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The Bad Ones
18″ x 24″
Acrylic, Pastel Stick on Canvas
2013

Another night in refuge studio produces another piece. I am now in a phase that seems to involve nudity…who knows what that’s all about. I was listening to the album The Bad Ones by Blonds. I wanted to do a pin-up but wanted it to look like a stencil/graffiti piece. She is by hand, with a brush. I am not patient enough to make a stencil. Anyway, there are lyrics to two songs on here. They are below for your enjoyment( well, the first song is, I couldn’t find the other…so…here is another from the album. I was listening to it as well.)

 

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3/4 (Waltz)
18″ x 24″
Acrylic, Oil Stick
2013

painting1My first piece of 2013. I always put on music and wait to be inspired…usually takes about 3 songs. Here, it’s clear (to somebody who knows the song) that I had Regina Spektor’s What We Saw From The Cheap Seats on repeat for the 2-3 hours I was working on this. The phrase is from her song “Firewood”. Anyway, glad to be painting again

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I don’t know anything about this artist except that she might be from Brighton and is probably still a student. I just saw the above illustration in Juxtapoz magazine and loved it. These are some of the other pieces I found on her blog…

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I love the periodic table and I thought this was cool for a baby to have…anyway, moving on…

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I really like her use of Fairy Tale and Fable elements. I hope to find more of her work. Her blog has pics on it but I have yet to look through it for more work. Really fresh stuff so far.

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Roxy Music – Country Life   1974 Virgin

029I love Roxy Music. Not just the two albums with Eno(although, they are both prog-glam masterpieces-the first side of the debut lp is probably one of the best sides of glam music NOT made by Bowie). I know a lot of people saw Bryan Ferry’s style as just that…a style. His croon wore some people down after Eno left. Me, I love the cut of his jib. I love the pageantry he brought to each production(as if the album cover wasn’t enough to turn heads, also included is a 2′ X 3′ poster of the cover, which I am sure helped out a lot of 14 year old’s in 1974). I love the image, the Roxy Cover Girls, the Riviera party and cocaine swagger, but most of all, I love the music. I though Eno’s departure ushering in Edwin Jobson on keys/synths and strings added a whole new level of musicality to an already experimental baroque new wave glam band. The songs evolved and became little glam operas. Don’t take my word for it, the proof is in the aspic…

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The Thrill of it All       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4GkOEef2M

Bitter-Sweet      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W73AVb7u_9Q

A really Good Time     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzRtnwv8eJ4

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Yasagure anego den: sôkatsu rinchi (Female Yakuza Tale)         1973
 Teruo Ishii  

You can’t beat some female Yakuza who infiltrates a ring of prostitutesfemale-yakuza-tale-inquisition-and-torture that smuggle drugs in their vaginas…unless you tell me that she will never keep her kimono on when she fights and that it will almost always involve rain, tons of blood or other naked hookers. The fight scenes are really well stages, with lots of interesting, bloody kills and the story itself is actually pretty well written(esp for this kind of flic). It’s a fun, great looking film. Seriously, the cinematography in this is soooo fucking good and the story moves along so well that it almost doesn’t have to be filled with gore and smut…that’s just a bonus. She does battle with so many people in so many great locations and situations that this would stand up on it’s own as a great Yakuza/Samurai flic…but once again…out come the breasts.

The other great thing is that this is just one in a collection of “Pinky Violence” films, many of which star the incredible Reiko Ike(seen here) and are directed by either Noribumi Suzuki or Teuro Ishii. They all deal with women fighting back against male oppression…but in a sexy, fun, ultra-violent, hyper-sexual way. Check out some of the others as well(Sex and Fury, Girl Boss Revenge, Lynch Law Classroom and Killing Melody are great ones to start with).

Not much else needs to be said on this one. It’s not hard to find (even fucking Netflix has it and you can torrent it), so maybe grab some cheese doodles and put your feet up…you might catch yourself having a tug you never saw yourself having. Forget Mr. Miyagi’s Tommin’ ass, this one takes no shit from Cobra Kai!

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Czech Art Nouveau master, Alfonse Mucha started out his career forced to make ads for champagne and cigarette companies but later moved on to be commissioned to make the stained glass windows of St. Vitus in Prague and eventually created Slovanská epopej (the Slav Epic), a huge (20 panels each about 24 feet by 18 feet) cycle telling the history of his people. I don’t care to give more detail than this. This isn’t wikipedia. I just want to show some of the most beautiful transformations of paint into women I’ve ever seen.