Cameron Jamie, Necropharmacology, and the Razorblade in the Apple

Within the event of this testimonial, we have supervised a position of conducting, in negative harmonics, a passage between the afterworld of death and our ability to master control over its parts by maintaining formal contact with the sub-committee of horror.   Candy apples and razor blades Little dead are soon in graves I remember […]

Death and More Death – Dash Snow’s ‘I Love You Stupid’

Art shouldn’t be a product of the art world, but a product of the world world.   By Owen Campbell I told my friend I was reading Glenn O’Brien’s intro essay to Dash Snow’s I Love You, Stupid. He said he always thought Dash Snow was a shitty artist and immediately exited Gchat. I never […]

Robert Frank: “Unpleasant Connections” (1991)

“In Butte, Montana, he photographed a slovenly, middle-aged woman in her car with a sullen child staring out of the window behind her. He showed a bench full of decrepit old people in St. Petersburg, Florida, staring at nothing in particular while a shiny new Pontiac whizzed by on the street behind them.”   By […]

101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides at Aperture (2013)

Untitled, (Adela Legarreta Rivas is struck by a white Datsun on Avenida Chapultepec, Mexico City, 29 April 1979) Despite their often gruesome content, it is fascinating and often too easy to look at Metinides’ pictures. In the same way that many of the photographs depict audiences amidst tragedy, we too become spectators of the event. […]

Weegee: Portrait of the Artist as a Paparazzo (2006)

He was so respected by the NYPD that they let him fit a police radio in his car, but even with that edge, his uncanny ability to show up at a crime scene before the police even knew about the crime gave him his nickname. Weegee was so fast that he must be getting tip-offs […]

Francis Bacon – “Survey”

  “I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs.” – Francis Bacon   Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) is largely known for his grotesque, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Bacon’s abstracted figures typically appear enclosed within glass or steel geometrical cages and […]