Wednesday, October 31, 2007

David Sylvian

Brilliant Trees

Jeph Gurecka

Brooklyn, 2004 (detail)
Bondo (polyester resin), plaster, dims vary

Jack O Lanterns were stolen off of Brooklyn residents stoops and front steps. Jack O Lanterns were cast in bondo (polyester resin)

Nine Inch Nails - Closer

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NIN - Something I can never have (still)

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters: Plate 43 of The Caprices (Los Caprichos), 1799
Etching, aquatint, drypoint, and burin; Image: 8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.

Marilyn Manson - Heart Shaped Glasses

Monday, October 29, 2007

Diamanda Galas

I Put a Spell on You (live)

Joel-Peter Witkin

Portrait of Greg Vaughn (2004)

Gorecki Symphony No. 3 "Sorrowful Songs" - Lento e Largo

Soprano: Isabel Bayrakdaraian, Sinfonietta Cracovia, conducted by John Axelrod.
Taken from "HOLOCAUST - A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz". For the first time since its liberation, permission was granted for music to be heard in Auschwitz and a number of leading musicians were brought there to perform music for the film.

Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Múm - Green Grass Of Tunnel

John Everett Millais

Ophelia (detail), 1851 - 1852
Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 111.8 cm (30 x 44 in)
on view at the Tate Britain through January 2008

Jan Dunning
The Girl Became a Bird, 2003
colour pinhole photograph, 26.5 x21.5", edition of 5 and 1 AP

Mazzy Star

"Fade Into You"

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Jeffrey Lewis

Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror

recommended reading

Holy Skirts by Rene Steinke
The tale of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's life. What an amazing woman.


one of my favorite films

Edith Piaf

La Vie En Rose

Friday, October 26, 2007

Massive Attack


Sean McDevitt

Self-Portrait, 2007

Kevan Bean

oil on canvas, 60x40”

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Under Byen

"Af Samme Stof Som Stof"


Lethal Chamber Series (#1), 2007
oil on canvas, 12"x12" (30cmx30cm)
Black and White Gallery/Chelsea

Pet Shop Boys


Claudine Anrather

The Bride Ship, 2004, 60" x 72", oil on linen

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Babe, I'm On Fire( part1)

Babe, I'm On Fire (part2)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Divine Comedy - Diva Lady

toward a lighter day

Barnaby Whitfield
Past Getting Brighter, 2005
22 x 30", Pastel on Paper

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Shirley Bassey - Get The Party Started

Thanks to Petulant!

Gregory Crewdson
Untitled, 1997
(birds around home from Natural Wonder)
40 x 50 inches
Luhring Augustine

Gregory Crewdson
Untitled, Winter 2005
Digital C-print
(Bed of Roses from Beneath the Roses)
64 1/4 X 94 1/4 inches
Luhring Augustine

David Hancock

'I Let My Paint Bleed Black & Blue'
Acrylic & spray Paint on Canvas, 40 x 100cm, 2007.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Juno Doran

2007, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm


Canvas, Peter Sellars - The Children of Herakles

...another man I just love. He's just brilliant.

Einstürzende Neubauten-Blume

Shimon Okshteyn

Shimon Okshteyn
Still Life of Birds and Hunting Weapons, 2005
graphite and charcoal on canvas with mixed media frame
120" x 82"
Stux Gallery

Michael Aerts

The Obelisk, 2007
sculpture, 3m x 3m x 6m50
Deweer Art Gallery

Derek Jarman's segment of Aria, 1987

Sunday, October 21, 2007

De/Vision - Heart-Shaped Tumor (Unplugged)

Beautiful blue

Jan Fabre: Tivoli
As I always say...I just love this man.

From Jan's site:
The Tivoli mansion in Mechelen is one of the most striking examples of Fabre's investigation into the nature of the drawing. In 1990 he went to the Tivoli mansion in Mechelen and decided to cover it in ballpoint scribble. Huge silk paper cloths were covered in blue ballpoint lines and the mansion was then wrapped in them. A blue dream-mansion thereby made its appearance in Mechele.
Read on

Placebo - Running up that hill

Blancmange - Living on the Ceiling

having an 80s morning

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Real Tuesday Weld: Blood Sugar Love

Niyaz: The Hunt "Live"

Mihrab, 1354-55/ A.H. 755
From Isfahan, Iran
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939
Metropolitan Museum of Art permament collection

Cocteau Twins

Iceblink Luck

Friday, October 19, 2007

a little Tom for the evening

Tom Waits - It's alright with me


Stumbled upon this today. Song by Stereo MCs and video by Yellowcatz

Art Candy

Big thanks to NY Magazine's nod to Adam Stennett's show "Use Only as Directed".

Gotta love a tyke who can throw them back. In the tradition of Kid Nation’s nod to underage drinking, artist Adam Stennett brings us Girl With Tussin Looking Left, part of his solo show that opened this week at Lower East Side gallery 31 Grand. —Rachel Wolff


Check out...

...Semnichimae Blue Sky Dance Club: A Bowl of Summer
at PS122, 150 First Ave. NY NY 10009 t: 212-477-5288

How can anyone pass up modern Butoh to Tom Waits' "Temptation"?

U.S. Premiere
October 18-21
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (members)

As recommended by The New Yorker:
"This all-female troupe crosses two kinds of Japanese strangeness: Butoh extremity and infantilized pop. In party dresses and corpse-white makeup, they grimace and grin, scratch themselves and scarf down tofu. "A Bowl of Summer" draws on the Japanese Obon Festival, a kind of summer picnic with the dead. There's a giant melon head with flashing red eyes, and plastic bags full of water hanging from the ceiling. One moment the girls look like backup dancers for a hard-rock band, the next they're in the throes of death."
-Brian Seibert

Founded in 2000 and based in Osaka, this butoh-based all female troupe seeks to uncover new, original physical expression with a pop sensibility. Their choreography is born out of carefully observing elements from the physical memory of modern life and bringing them into new light. The group has gained popularity in Japan for embodying their name - the pure freshness of a bright blue sunny sky brimming full of pleasant dreams.

Performance Space 122 brings these Butoh rebels to New York for their first full engagement as part of the Japan Society's "Turning Japanese" festival, The 2007 New York City-wide celebration commemorating the Japan Society's centennial.
Inspired by the traditional Japanese Obon Festival, "A Bowl of Summer (Natsu no Utsuwa)" explores the universe created when life and death mingle with each other in the summer. During the summer Obon festival, the Japanese welcome their deceased ancestors back to the world, and after spending several days together, send them off to the other world. It is believed that they encounter not only the dead who have been resting peacefully in their graves, but also ghosts who still have attachments to our world, or those who have transformed into insects and other animals.

photo by Kaori Ho

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mike + Doug Starn

R.E.M. - Losing My Religion


Sean McDevitt
Self-Portrait, Narcissus, 1995, edition of 5, image size 17.5 x 26”

Sanvean (I am your shadow) - Lisa Gerrard

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Adolf Wölfli
"Grammophon," 1915

Gogol Bordello- Not A Crime

SICKNOTE - gimme dat harp (live

Duran Duran "Falling down"

this is a double post from petulant's site. not even sure how i feel about this video.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ozzy Osbourne- So Tired

If you're in Belgium...

...on Oct. 19th, check out Jeff Wyckoff's lecture "Science as art, art as science" at the Historical Halls of the Antwerp Zoo, Plantin Moretus Museum (Unesco), Troubleyn Laboratorium, Antwerp, Belgium. It's all part of the exhibition and lecture series: Confronting Mortality with Art and Science - Oct. 18 - 20, 2007

image: Jeff Wyckoff, Melancholia, 2007, Phototransfer on glass, 11 x 15 x 9"

Monday, October 15, 2007

Isn't this gorgeous!

Double Virginal, 1581
Hans Ruckers the Elder, Maker
Antwerp, Flanders
Wood, metal; L. 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.); W. 182.2 cm (71 3/4 in.)
Gift of B. H. Homan, 1929 (29.90)

Can be found in the MET's Collection along with the below description:

The double virginal was popular in Antwerp in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It consists of a large virginal ("the mother"), with its keyboard placed off-center, and a small virginal ("the child"), tuned an octave above that of the large instrument and stored in the space next to its keyboard. Either instrument may be played by itself or the small virginal may be placed on top of the larger one. When this is done, the keys of the small virginal are activated when those of the large one are played, thereby causing both instruments to sound at once. This double virginal is the earliest secure work of Hans Ruckers, who founded a dynasty that dominated Flemish harpsichord building for one hundred years and whose instruments profoundly influenced all North European harpsichord building in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The gilded medallions over the keyboard of the large instrument show King Philip II of Spain and his fourth wife, Anne of Austria. The instrument was discovered in the chapel of a country estate near Cuzco in Peru.

close-up below

Electronic - Getting Away With It

Revenge of the Flowers

Malcolm McLaren and Francoise Hardy

This is a hint. If you can guess what's it's referring to, I'll treat a drink at 138. Barnaby, you are ruled out of the competition. ;)

Oh and I just started contributing posts at Petulant Rumblings.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Jan Weenix

Falconer's Bag, 1695
Oil on canvas; 52 3/4 x 43 3/4"

The Beloved - You've Got Me Thinking

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Broad Sheet

I love the Broad Sheet - Two Lady Artists with Bees in Their Bonnets. Well worth checking out.

Kylie Minogue- 2 Hearts

Thanks Jason!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Francisco de Goya, Flight of the Witches, Museo del Prado


Adam Stennett. Girl Looking Left with Tussin. 2007. Oil on wood, 48 x 72 inches

A big thanks to everyone that came out last night. Adam's opening was a smashing success! Hope all had as much fun as I did!


at 31GRAND, 143 Ludlow St. New York, NY 10002
t: 212.228.0901

Spandau Ballet - Gold

Luster, an art happening this Saturday

An art happening by Project 4 and The Pink Line Project
$10 suggested donation at door to benefit The Pink Line Project’s emerging artist grant program.
DATE: Saturday, October 13
TIME: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
LOCATION: Lee Jensen Brake Service
1333 14th Street, NW
(between N Street and Rhode Island Ave.)
MORE: the deets
Music by eightyeight

Featured Artists:
Steven M. Cummings, Daniel Davidson, Drew Ernst, Kate Hardy, Ju$t Another Rich Kid, Geoffrey Mann, Gregory McLellan, Ted Noten, Cory Oberndorfer, Painted Lady Performance Project, Chris Tousimis, René Treviño, Trevor Young

Project 4 and The Pink Line Project present LUSTER an evening of decadence to benefit emerging art and music in Washington DC. The event will feature cocktails, live music, and an art exhibition that explores ideas of luxury and excess amid the debris of an abandoned brake shop.

The questioning of high-end retail and luxury goods has become a strong current in contemporary art and culture – specifically focusing on the obsession with consumption and luxury in America. The artists featured here incite this contemplation, using the tools of commercialism and the allure of gold to appeal to your desires as a consumer.

At a time when it is more important than ever to support and promote a creative culture in Washington, this collaboration expands the reach of contemporary art by redefining the notion of what is art. We believe that everyone’s life can be enriched and transformed by the arts and we intend to set the gold standard for raising awareness about contemporary art.

Project 4 is a new voice in the growing Washington D.C. art scene. The gallery's programming promotes an international, forward-thinking exhibition schedule of contemporary art and design. Focusing on one-person shows and thematic exhibitions by mid-career and emerging artists, the gallery also invites guest curators to host exhibitions emphasizing trends in contemporary art and design. It is, in effect, a room for art and ideas spanning a range of cultural issues.

The Pink Line Project supports outstanding artists who contribute to excellence in the arts in Washington, DC. Founded by Philippa P.B. Hughes, The Pink Line Project fosters intellectual and artistic innovation through programs and events that are fueled by the transformative power of art.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Nicole Atkins-Neptune City

Thanks Allie!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Warm Leatherette

A Strange Kind of Love

Pre-Show Radio show with Trent Reznor, Jeordie White(Guitar), Peter Murphy and Atticus Ross. Originally Posted on

Can't wait for tomorrow night!


Opening Reception: Oct. 11, 7-9pm
at 31GRAND
143 Ludlow St. New York, NY 10002 t: 212.228.0901

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I have had a very good day! So that calls for a salute to PSB.

Pet Shop Boys - Integral

Check out more on this video at their site .


Adam Stennett, "Drink", 2007, oil on wood, 72 x 72"

I can't wait! Adam Stennett's long awaited third solo show with us opens this Thursday night. I'll post more images soon.

Opening Reception: Oct. 11, 7-9pm
at 31GRAND
143 Ludlow St. New York, NY 10002 t: 212.228.0901

31GRAND is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Adam Stennett at our new space in the Lower East Side.

The exhibition includes five paintings based on a new series and a new video work. With this show he continues his exploration of the intimate dramas of the everyday, and the precarious balance of awareness and oblivion. His subject matter has evolved—the adventurous mice that had been his trademark are now replaced by images of girls poised precariously near turbulent water and various medicinal products put to queasy, off-label uses. They are simultaneously seductive and discomforting. They speak directly to the all-too-human highs and lows we all experience.

The final work in the show is the projected video Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed. The video opens with a low angle shot of a road in the foreground, green trees in the distance and the soft twittering of birds. A red plastic gasoline container falls into frame, bounces awkwardly and comes to rest on its side. Its contents slowly spill onto the pavement as a spreading wet stain. The camera never moves and the flow eventually slows to a trickle. It is unclear whether the spill is accidental or intentional.

Adam Stennett was born in Kotzebue, Alaska in 1972 and grew up in Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Art in English and Studio Art at Willamette University in 1994 and moved to Brooklyn to pursue painting. Stennett’s work has been exhibited at the Chelsea Art Museum and The National Arts Club in New York, Irvine Contemporary in Washington D.C., Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, Central House of Artists in Moscow, Scope in London and 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Adam Stennett lives and works in Brooklyn.

Monday, October 8, 2007

St. Vincent - Paris Is Burning (DUMBO Session)
having a late 80s moment

Thompson Twins - Sugar Daddy (12" Remix)

Kristin Hersh - In Shock

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Scout Niblett (Feat. Will Oldham) - Kiss

David Sylvian - Orpheus

The Squirrel Wars
in NYTimes Magazine
Photo illustration by Simen Johan

Zeromancer - Doppelgänger I Love You

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Simen Johan, Untitled #136 (Foxes), from the series Until the Kingdom Comes


This is going to be an amazing show. Check out all the details on the different series within this exhibition at Black and White.

What We've Just Seen Is Not Real
October 18 - November 24, 2007
Taking its cue from Mr. Spock’s pronouncement on Star Trek as he, an alien, encounters mankind, “What we’ve just seen is not real”, this exhibition offers a disturbing insight into the essential ambiguity of the visual mass culture that has increasingly come to shape our collective psyche.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18, 6-8pm

BLACK AND WHITE GALLERY, 36 West 28th Street, Ground Floor // New York, NY 10001 // t: 212 244 3007

Image: Michael Van den Besselaar, The Time Machine Mirror #2, o/c, 47” x 63”

Friday, October 5, 2007

Oh Petulant!

I'm so glad you posted about Lynch and Louboutin's show "Fetish"! I think I'll take this pair. For more images check out Wallpaper.

Fetish' is showing at Gallerie du Passage until 3rd November, and in London's Hanover Square from 12th to 14th October for DesignArt London.

Galerie du Passage
20-26 Galerie Vero-Dodat
75001 Paris

tweaker - ruby

Nina Simone - If You Knew

This woman was such a beautiful gift to the world.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Red House Painters - Have you forgotten
Got reacquainted with this band today. Been a long time.


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Recoil - Stalker

Oenophile alert!

To Cork or Not to Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle by George M. Taber

A must read for anyone ever intrigued by the romance of the real cork.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Everybody needs a mode of escape from reality.

music: Assemblage 23: Decades

Monday, October 1, 2007

NIN - The Day The World Went Away (Quiet)