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The weekend artists, 2017

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Art by Twins of Evil for the forthcoming blu-ray from Arrow Academy.

The laziest post of the year is invariably a review of the artists/designers/photographers featured on the weekend posts, so here’s another end-of-year list for you. Scroll down to see what caught my attention over the past twelve months.

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Mass by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial. Photo by Tom Ross.

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French poster by Basha (Barbara Baranowska) for Andrzej Zulawski’s extraordinary Possession (1981).

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I Had Sweet Company Because I Sought Out None. Collage by Helen Adam.

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Still of an Alive Painting by Akiko Nakayama.

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Japanese (?) poster for Liquid Sky (1982).

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Lynd Ward again, and one of his illustrations for Frankenstein (1934).

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Sultans of Swing by Samantha Muljat.

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Arcadia-24 (1988) by Minoru Nomata.

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Raven (2015), a metal sculpture by Taiichiro Yoshida.

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States of Ecstasy 1 by K. Lenore Siner some of whose work may be seen in Witch-Ikon: An Exhibition of Contemporary Witchcraft Imagery at Mortlake & Company, Seattle.

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Night Out, Shibuya, a photograph by Yoshito Hasaka. One of a remarkable series.

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Male Nude, Leg Up (1952) by Horst. From a series of photo prints at Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art.

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Outward Journeys is the second album on the Ghost Box label by The Belbury Circle (Belbury Poly with The Advisory Circle). As before, John Foxx is a guest vocalist, and as always, Julian House provides the graphic design.

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Holger Czukay by Ursula Kloss, from the cover of Czukay’s Moving Pictures (1993). (The painting is a pastiche of Holbein’s portrait of Georg Gisze.)

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The House by the Canal (1945) by Algernon Cecil Newton.

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Memento Mori (2012) by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki.

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Le Chasseur by Lupe Vasconcelos who was profiled at Unquiet Things.

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Untitled (2011) by YDK Morimoe. Via Jim Post at Dennis Cooper’s.

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Battistero della Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo (2017) by Mattia Mognetti.

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The Conjure (2016) by Jolene Lai. Via Dangerous Minds.

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Untitled painting by Serbian Surrealist Ljuba Popovic (1934–2016). I missed the announcement of Popovic’s death last year.

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Piazzetta San Marco by Moonlight (no date) by Friedrich Paul Nerly.

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Human Nature by Esther Sarto.

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Dandelion (2009) by Tomoko Kashiki.

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Il Fascino Della Morte (1988) by Albin Brunovsky.

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Stop-Motion Happening with The Focus Groop is a new album by The Focus Group (now a Groop, apparently, à la Stereolab) on the Ghost Box label. Design, as always, by Julian House.

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The Constant Drumbeat of Terrible News (no date) by Allison Sommers.

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A mural for Forest For The Trees, 2016, by Yoshi47.

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The Future Vol.2 (2016) by f1x-2.

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Threshold (2008) by Roku Sasaki.

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An urban scene from Yotsuba&! by manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma.

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Painted beetle (2016) by Akihiro Higuchi.

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Ruth St Denis (2010) by Agnieszka Brzezanska.

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Im Hag by ToiToiToi is Ghost Box 027. Poster and album design, as always, by Julian House.

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Quería ser pájaro (1960) by Leonora Carrington.

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The Dolly, Dolly Spy (1968).

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The Critics (1927) by Henry Scott Tuke.

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Table-Tipping Workshop at Rev. Jane’s House, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2014 by Shannon Taggart.

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Herald on Griffin (1516-1518) from The Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian I series by Hans Burgkmair the Elder.

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Transition H50 (2016) by Jessica Eaton.

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Cover art by Wilson McLean, 1969.

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The Masque of the Red Death (1932) by John Buckland Wright.

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Dream Animal (1903) by Alfred Kubin.

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Red Queen (no date) by Jo Brocklehurst.

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Wasted Alice (2017) by Sonia Lazo.

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Axiom Dub – Mysteries Of Creation (1996), a Bill Laswell production. Art by James Koehnline.

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Sidhe, the white people of the Tuatha Dé Danann (1954) by Leonora Carrington.

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La femme et le pantin (1909) by Ángel Zárraga.

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Fountain (1917) by R. Mutt (Marcel Duchamp), and God (1917) by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

 


 

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