There Is an Art to Bad Art Museum Reviews

Currently my favorite vademecum is this funny little website called Bad Art Museum Reviews. I’ve linked it, so you can go right to it when you’re finished reading my pearls of wisdom. Somebody was actually complaining that Andy Warhol wasn’t … Read More

New Test Post for You and Yours

The story is told about a little child who was so tiny he was no bigger than the end of your little finger. Hence he was named Little Pinky-end. His parents were poor CPAs and couldn’t support their teeming brood, … Read More

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New Plasticene Hummel Kit with the D-I-Y Flavour

Franz Gass, copartner of W. Goebel Porzelanfabrik in Oeslau near Coburg discovered a book with Hummel motifs. It was love at first sight and led to a contract with the artist in 1934. The sculptors Reinhold Unno (1880-1974) and Arthur Kelly (1886-1972) … Read More

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Charlie Krafft’s Lovecraft Award Is a Hit

From Hyperallergic.com: As some people on Twitter have noticed, an organization called Counter-Currents Publishing has launched an “H. P. Lovecraft Prize for Literature.” The accolade is, in part, a rebuttal to the World Fantasy Awards’ recent decision to stop using a sculpted likeness … Read More

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Jon Gnagy, Master of Simple Shapes, Dies at 119

Jon Gnagy, the TV drawing teacher who showed millions how to turn a simple triangle into a cocker spaniel, died yesterday in his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 119 years old. Burial will be next week in the Old Moldovian … Read More

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Say Something Smart About Art

I’m trying hard here not to be another Paddy Johnson. I keep looking at her Art Fag City stuff to see if there’s anything I can pilfer, but it’s mostly marginal arts ‘n’ crafts. They like artsy “events” rather than … Read More

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Stalking the Wild Jackson Whites

My friend Sallie writes, Does anyone remember Zoom? It was a kiddie show in the 1970s. Kids in bare feet and striped jerseys, improvising the program as they went along. It was invented by an English TV producer named Chris … Read More

Tiffany Thayer and the Fortean Fascists (Part 2)

“Boys Who Ought to Go Regularly to a Gym.” The Fortean Society was founded on January 26, 1931, with a great fanfare of sounding brasses, tinkling cymbals, after-dinner speeches, and press releases. Thereafter the Society did practically nothing for six years. The venue for that First … Read More

Tiffany Thayer and the Fortean Fascists (Part 1)

Unlikely linchpin of Postwar America’s Far Right was a slick-haired, grinning ad copywriter and ex-actor with the mad moniker of Tiffany Thayer (1902-1959). Thayer earned a handsome pile as scribe of radio jingles (Pall Mall cigarettes) and “meretricious bestsellers” (TIME, May 26, 1956)—quite enough … Read More