Posts Tagged ‘ 70s ’

Idolatry: Gilles Larrain’s 70s Transvestite Portraits

May 16, 2012
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Who can possibly resist the glamour, extravagance & strange allure of  drag queens!? After seeing these images from Gilles Larrain’s 1973 book, Idols, documenting the 1970s New York transvestite scene, I am dying to get my hands on the 2011 version, which includes even more selections from his archives. Also dying to have some raging dress-up...
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rape report

January 13, 2012
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on mother’s day in may, 1977, artist suzanne lacy began her extended performance, three weeks in may, retrieving daily police reports from the LAPD and recording the rapes on a large map of the city. over the course of next three weeks, lacy and other female artists organized performances, gallery installations, dinners, self-defense classes, speak-outs and...
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50¢ treat

October 13, 2011
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i found this book at the thrift store for 50 cents and had to share it! patrick caulfield was a british painter and printmaker who famously depicted snippets of everyday domestic scenes in saturated color and a remarkably flat style. unlike his pop art contemporaries, lichtenstein, oldenburg and warhol, who were capitalizing on the objects...
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hare krishna hare hare

July 19, 2011
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i’m kind of bummed to have missed out on the heyday of the hare krishnas. their presence for me is just american cultural lore- the gatherings in public spaces, the chanting, the music, the brightest marigold robes, yellow books, following prabhupada around the globe. i can only really relate to george harrison’s my sweet...
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mochi man

May 17, 2011
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i have always known and loved mochi as the pillowy japanese glutinous rice balls, usually filled with a red bean paste, which trader joe’s popularized by stuffing with green tea ice cream. but when i moved to san francisco, nico introduced me to a whole other land of mochi: a rectangle of pounded brown rice...
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holy sheet

August 26, 2010
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at pumpkin truck dudes, i need new sheets for my bed! scouring the thrift store has proven fruitless so far, so im turning to the web for some full-size vintage sets. which ones?! brights at at lucky carol designs diamonds at shopatmoxie big blue set at bizarre baubles and moroccan style at dahlila found...
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work work work

July 25, 2010
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i’m working on moving out of my place right now and am looking at a postcard that nico always had up in the room by legendary illustrator/printer, david weidman. the simple statement, “WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER” is my mantra right now. here’s a look at some of his other work- great colors and layers!...
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uschi!

June 3, 2010
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one of the best things to come out of munich is 60s/70s model/groupie/superstar uschi obermaier! she didn’t do much but look hot, kick it in communes in berlin, prance around naked, have affairs with the rolling stones, smoke pot and drive w/her longtime partner, bockhorn, all around the world (india, pakistan, mexiko, afrika…). tasja,...
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barb and mike

May 18, 2010
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nico, these are for you. photos by barbara and michael leisgen, mimesis series, 1974.
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holy of holies

April 28, 2010
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have you guys seen holy mountain? i watched it once before and was quite intrigued but confused. this time around i paid attention for as long as i could and was still unable to decipher the barrage of symbols and signs. visually very very stimulating (lots of pattern, repetition, multiplicity, psychedelic scenes and colors)...
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