ID 400 Project, #201-300, 1998, Tomoko Sawada. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Tomoko Sawada
This week’s HHFT is where Hip Hop starts to invade MTV. http://boingboing.net/2014/07/15/run-dmcs-rock-box-video.html
Telephone Lady, 2000
Linocut on canvas, stretched over wooden strainers
203.2 x 100.3 cm
Seriously, Rugrats was not fucking around.
People don’t give Rugrats enough credit for how progressive it was. I mean think about it.
- Chuckie, for most of the series is raised by a single father
- Angelica’s mother was a high ranking corporate executive
- Phil and Lil’s mom was a feminist
- She also breastfed them (which the show actually depicted)
- Tommy is half-Jewish and the show actually explored this part of his heritage
Seriously, this show was fucking amazing!! They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore….
Also don’t forget that Chuckie had an interracial family after the second movie.
How are you guys forgetting Susie? I mean her mom was a doctor and her dad was a writer for a famous Children’s TV show. Not to mention Kimmie was anything BUT submissive.
Remember when they had episodes that hit hard to issues kids might be dealing with? Chuckie only had his Dad on Mothers Day, Tommy had to deal with being outshadowed by a new baby brother, Phil and Lil were constantly being mixed up and then they had a couple episodes where they each found that even as a twin they were their own people.
Man Rugrats was the shit.
Actually on YouTube all #duckman episodes. What the hell are YOU staring at!?
#witty #funny #NotPC #90’s
I caught the final day of Jake and Dinos Chapman’s exhibition at Serpentine Slaker Gallery, aptly named Come and See (after E. Klimov’s classic film)
It was good to see a lot of their recent work brought together, including Shitrospective, which I hadn’t previously seen, and their hilarious film screened in the Kino Klub installation that mocks both art history and their own work with typical dark humour
Sarah Lucas - Chicken Knickers, 1997
"This is an image of the artist’s lower body wearing a pair of white knickers to which a chicken has been attached, its rear orifice in roughly the position of her vulva. Lucas has been using food as substitutes for human genitalia, both male and female, since the early 1990s. One of the principal themes in her work is a confrontation with traditional female roles and identities. She explores the ambiguities in her own attitudes and those of others (men as well as women) towards sexual objectification and desire. One of the ways she does this is by making physical and literal representations of vernacular terms for bodies, focusing, in particular, on sexual body parts and their connection to foods." [Tate]
The Beanery by Edward Kienholz
Basing this replica off the Original Beanery on Santa Monica Boulevard in LA, Kienholz took six months to recreate his favorite local bar in lifesize, down to the exact contents and placement of bottles, books, and signs. The figures that populate Ed’s Beanery represent his real life associates, their faces replaced with clocks and all stopped on 10:10, indicating that time has stopped for all of them. Only the barman, modeled after the proprietor, Barney, keeps his original human visage. Now showing at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
(photos by Ed Jansen)