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Orpheus (c. 1903–1910) by Odilon Redon. One of 30,000 public-domain images from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection. • Network DVD has announced the premiere home release of Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries, a British TV series that ran from 1973 to 74. Welles’ involvement was limited to introducing each episode but the series itself was […]

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Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece (1915) by Hilma af Klint. “Like Kandinsky, and other pioneers of abstract art, af Klint was deeply immersed in theosophy and anthroposophy. But she seems to have taken that interest much further than her male counterparts, participating in (and later leading) séances with a group of women friends. Whatever the […]

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Cover art by Arik Roper. Peter Bebergal’s Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll was published this week. Articles about rock music’s occult preoccupations have been a recurrent feature of music magazines, especially around Halloween, but Bebergal’s book is the first attempt at a wide-ranging, full-length study. Despite the subtitle, the […]

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The art of Alia Penner

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Kenneth Anger poster (2009). Alia Penner, like Arik Roper, is another talented member of the omniversal Arthur posse as well as being an illustrator, designer and photographer in her own right. Her title designs opened the Missoni promotional film which Kenneth Anger directed earlier this year, and her work on paper follows a distinctly psychedelic […]

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Arik Roper relaunched

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Cover art for Howlin Rain by Howlin Rain (2006). Artist Arik Roper was in touch this week with news that his website—showcasing album cover art, book illustration and graphic designs—has been relaunched. A world of psychotropic fungi and luscious ink-stained visions awaits you here. Cover art for Magnificent Fiend by Howlin Rain (2008). Elsewhere on […]

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Weekend links 32

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Red Quechquemitls (2010) by Sylvia Ji. • The Blackout Mix, a pay-what-thou-wilt 49-minute mixtape, “specially designed to accompany (or simulate) a human-plant interaction”. Art by Arik Roper, music selection by Jay Babcock. • An ode to the many evolved virtues of human semen: “the penis is capable of dispensing a sort of natural Prozac” says […]

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Strange Attractor Salon

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Some of my work makes a rare appearance in the gallery world next month as part of the Strange Attractor Salon at Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London. The Major Arcana (2006) will be one of the designs on display as a large print with its occult theme complementing the esoteric tenor of the exhibition. Not […]

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New things for April II

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Another work-related update. This HP Lovecraft collection is published by Barnes & Noble next month and features my colour rendering of the rising monstrosity on its cover. Nice to have something decorating an actual Lovecraft book, the second time this has happened (first time was for a French volume). B&N also sell my own book, […]

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Harry Smith revisited

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Harry Smith in the middle of the Twentieth Century with some of his drawings. The first European exhibition of work by artist, writer, filmmaker, collector, Kabbalist, ethnographer…okay, polymath Harry Smith, opens today at the Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland. The exhibition runs from 2nd May–8th June 2007. In addition, there’s a companion exhibition, Harry Smith Anthology […]

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The art of Arik Roper

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Semyaza (2007). Witch Banner (2006): Witch South x Southwest banner. Eyehategod NYC (2005): NYC show poster. Arik Roper produces much band artwork and design (including for Boris who I’ve been listening to a lot this week). He’s also part of the splendid Arthur posse. Go thou to his work and marvel. Previously on { feuilleton […]

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Underground history

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Poster by Arik Roper. Radical Living Papers A history of the free, alternative, counter-culture and underground press, 1965–75 Gavin Brown’s enterprise at PASSERBY 436 W. 15th Street, New York, NY 10011 February 2–March 7, 2007 Opening reception: Friday, February 2, 2007, 6pm. The Council for the Fortieth Anniversary of The Summer of Love with Gavin […]

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Strange Attractor Journal Three

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The wonderful and essential Strange Attractor Journal will be with us again next month. The previous number (now sold out, I think) included my essay about psychedelic artist Wilfried Sätty. CONTENTS Contra Genesis—Catherine Eisner Unusual cases of extra-genital conception, extra-uterine gestation, and other anomalous exits. Burmese Daze—Erik Davis In which the author submits to the […]

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