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September 30th, 2012

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September 30th, 2012

free-parking: Niki de Saint Phalle, Shooting…





free-parking:

Niki de Saint Phalle, Shooting Painting (1961)

The emphasis on the violent gesture in post-war abstract painting culminated in Saint Phalle’s Shooting Pictures. She filled polythene bags with paint and enclosed them within layers of plaster against a blockboard backing. Spectators were invited to shoot at these constructions, releasing the paint. This one was shot by artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. The moment of action and an emphasis on chance were as important as the finished work.

Saint Phalle stopped making these works in 1963, explaining ‘I had become addicted to shooting, like one becomes addicted to a drug.’ (via)

September 30th, 2012

superseventies: The Dead Boys – featuring Divine – on stage at…



superseventies:

The Dead Boys - featuring Divine - on stage at the Blitz Benefit Gig, CBGBs,  New York City, May 1978. Photo by Godlis.

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September 30th, 2012

Maud Newton: On book bloggers killing Literature, again

Maud Newton: On book bloggers killing Literature, again:

derasso:


When socioeconomically privileged white dudes start whinging about their endangerment, it means you’re doing something right.

into it

September 30th, 2012

superseventies: Princess Grace of Monaco and Princess Stephanie…



superseventies:

Princess Grace of Monaco and Princess Stephanie walk to school in Monaco, 1971.

oh my god LOOK AT THAT PRINT

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September 29th, 2012

I went to the deli for a kombucha and also got some epsom…



I went to the deli for a kombucha and also got some epsom salts.

“Am I the only person who ever buys them?”

“Yes. The owner asked if we should stop carrying them and we told him you need them.”

Then I picked up my laundry and my neighbors (who own the laundromat) gave me a big thing of soup, “You’re so pale, we don’t want you to get sick again.”

Literally the only most nurturing people in my life live on this block.

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September 29th, 2012

partyshoggoth: myserendipities: “Hidden away, deep within a…



partyshoggoth:

myserendipities:

“Hidden away, deep within a forest in central Africa, is something quite special. But the Pollia berry’s name doesn’t quite do it justice, because this thing is shiny. In fact, it’s the shiniest living thing in the world. These fruits, which look a bit like something you might hang on a Christmas tree, owe the title to their microscopic physical structure. In fact, it might shock you to hear that they contain no blue pigment whatsoever. The surface of the berries is actually made of four layers of thick-walled cells, each layer itself containing more layers made of cellulose fibers. All those fibers run parallel in their own layer, but crucially the layers are all slightly rotated relative to each other, forming a spiral when you look from the top down. That means that when light hits the structure, some light is reflected by each layer of fibers in such a way that the light bouncing back is amplified—a concept known as constructive interference—to produce remarkably strong colours. The result is very shiny—shinier than any other living thing on the planet.”

(via This Is the Shiniest Living Thing on the Planet)

WOW BEAUTIFUL???

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September 29th, 2012

These are so funny because the last time I saw a lot of you was…



These are so funny because the last time I saw a lot of you was either at the school play of Pinnochio or Annie, so I’m like, waaaait a minute, is that Daddy Warbucks? Is that Gepetto?

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September 28th, 2012

Tehching Hsieh and Linda Montano spent one year tied to each…



Tehching Hsieh and Linda Montano spent one year tied to each other with an 8-foot-long (2.4 m) rope from 1983-1984. They had to stay in a same room while not allowed to touch each other until the end of the one year period.

Oh god I told someone all my embarrassing feelings about this piece last night.

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September 28th, 2012

"The buzz word in popular feminism today is empowerment. When I became a feminist many years ago, the…"

“The buzz word in popular feminism today is empowerment. When I became a feminist many years ago, the word we used was liberation. Unlike empowerment, liberation is a collective concept which means that even if my life is all rosy and “empowered,” it doesn’t mean shit for those women who are doing low paid jobs while trying to raise families. In fact, there is a very good chance that elite women’s empowerment is built on the backs of other women whose exploited labor provides the goods and services that enable a good career and a comfortable lifestyle. The low pay of nannies, cooks, cleaners, sweat shop workers, and day care providers means that wealthier women are freed up to make a salary that no doubt does feel empowering.”

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Gail Dines (via reconnect-restore-rewild)

relevant.