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Happy Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rooster, Jan 28 2017 – February 15, 2018

January 27th, 2017
  • Happy Chinese Lunar New Year of the Fire Rooster!

    André Kertész 52kertesz

    (repost – see other photos here)

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    Map of China as Rooster .. by Jurgen Trautwein

  • Funny Rooster on youtube .

  • RED ROOSTER 1996 by Edward Ruscha born 1937
    Red Rooster 1996 by Edward Ruscha
    Ed Ruscha archive here.

  • Year of Monkey
    (see Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn playing with monkey)

    Year of Goat (Zubaran, Marguerite Yourcenar, etc)

    Year of Wood horse (Turin Horse, Leonardo etc)

    Year of Rabit (Pool Rabbit, Ray Johnson etc)

    Year of Rat (Banksy Rat, Rat Patrol)

    Year of Dog

    Year of Pig (Pasolini, Kimono Pig etc)

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    Pathe Rooster

    Then there’s the Pathé rooster, who’s been going strong for more than a hundred years and still turns up in silhouette at the end of the current Pathé “mobile” logo. So far as I know, that rooster has had the longest life of any movie symbol, in part because he originated with the Pathé Frères in France during the late 1800s, was registered in the U.S. in 1902, and adorned a record label (“I sing loud and clear” was the original slogan) as well as newsreels and feature films over the decades. It’s nice to see the company still respects its longtime mascot.

    The Next Day, Bowie,Marion Cotillard,Gary Oldman and Peter Cook with Bowie

    January 10th, 2017
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    The Next Day – Marion Cortillard played a sexworker for priests – read more here.

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    Bowie at Berlin Wall – 1987
    Take peek, David Bowie’s art collection.

  • David Bowie showing off his knowledge of contemporary art with Julian Schnabel here on Charlie Rose. (youtube)

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    Peter Cook, Bowie and Dudley Moore – via

    David Bowie returned to space at 69 (Jan 10,2016 Bowie passed away 2 days after his birthday)
    See more photos and links here.

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    The Cop, The Nun and Peter Cook – the Comic Genius
    Jan 9 1995, Peter Cook died

    An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, he is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook was closely associated with anti-establishment comedy that emerged in Britain and the United States in the late 1950s.

    Museum Hours, Two Impromptu Performances – 2016

    December 7th, 2016
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    Title: Singer of Tales
    Scultpure installation by Jon Isherwood

  • Woody would meet Dick Cavett at the Met - read Museum Hours by David Ehrenstein.

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    Photos by Fung Lin Hall

  • Museum Hours by Jem Cohen – Art, Life & Mystery (previous post)

    Prankster Poet Painter Picabia’s Perpetual Movement – Francis Picabia at MoMa

    November 22nd, 2016
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    Picabia at MoMa..

  • Francis Picabia – 22 January 1879 – November 30, 1953

    Poet, painter, self-described funny guy, idiot, failure, pickpocket, and anti-artist par excellence, Francis Picabia was a defining figure in the Dada movement; indeed, André Breton called Picabia one of the only “true” Dadas.

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    Daughter Born without Mother
    1916-18

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    L’oeil Cacodylate, 1921

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    I Am A Beautiful Monster
    Who is with me is against me.

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    “Entr’acte,” the avant-garde film he made in 1924 with René Clair, and his contentious series of figurative paintings from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Borrowing from art history, soft-core pornography and commercial art, they presage Pop Art, appropriation art and Neo-Expressionism.

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    “Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction” is a Picabia aphorism consistent with another one: “The only movement is perpetual movement.” The show has a propulsive, joyous energy. Something new, different and often challenging waits in nearly every gallery.

    Dada is like your hopes: nothing like your paradise: nothing like your idols: nothing like your heroes: nothing like your artists: nothing like your religions: nothing

    Previous post

    Best of Enemies – Buckley Vs Gore – A Documentary Film

    October 2nd, 2016
  • (Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)

    Gore Vidal would have been 91. Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer – we miss you.

    Anais Nin and Gore

    Photos via Previous post (Goodbye Gore Vidal)

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    Best of Enemies (wiki)

    The Best of Beasties by - David Ehrenstein

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    NY Magazine (Best of Enemies)

  • Life in Feuds: How Gore Vidal gripped a nation..

  • 11 Things I Learned from the Hieronymus Bosch – by David Byrne

    August 9th, 2016

    11 Things I Learned from the Hieronymus Bosch – by David Byrne

    5. He was among the first to paint what he imagined
    Bosch was considered among the first to paint things that were wholly out of his imagination. Previously there were standard demons as described in the Bible and elsewhere, but his figures went beyond that. His landscapes were fictional, too—a conflation of traditional Dutch elements and imagined versions of somewhat spectacular Middle Eastern holy lands.

  • 7. Humanity is, for the most part, wretched

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    Hieronymus Bosch painted sheet music on man’s butt and now you can hear it.

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    Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights

    Previous post – Porcille and Earthly Delight

  • Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer, circa 1500–1510
    Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer, circa 1500–1510

    The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch by Ingrid D. Rowland

  • Comic Cat, Lit Cat, Film Noir Cat – Happy Int’l Cat day!

    August 8th, 2016
  • The Cop and Peter Cook the Comic Genius

  • Doris Lessing
    Doris Lessing archive here.

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    and the Cat.
    . another photo from writing & the feline muse.

    Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game

  • Yuichi Hibi – Neco hibineko

    Kay Ryan
    A CAT/A FUTURE

    A cat can draw
    the blinds
    behind her eyes
    whenever she
    decides. Nothing
    alters in the stare
    itself but she’s
    not there. Likewise
    a future can occlude:
    still sitting there,
    doing nothing rude.

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    Contempt for the Voters, Theater of Cruelty – Undemocratic Primary of 2016

    August 5th, 2016
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    via Andrew Bonheler

    Hillary Clinton didn’t win the Democratic Party nomination – she simply won the game of trickery, collusion and fraudulence that modern politics in this country has devolved into. And while Sanders’ bid to clean house ultimately failed, it opened the eyes of many millions of voters to show just how corrupted that system has become.

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  • Uncounted (Youtube) Documentary of Corrupt California Primary includes proof of fraudulent voting machine counts.
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    Joint studies from Netherlands and Stanford. Statistically impossible that Hillary won primaries.

  • And something else, congratulations Garry Trudeau. 1aDGarry

    Via Amy Goodman

    When Hunter met Muhammad + Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    July 17th, 2016
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    Gonzo (Levity links)

    Quotes

    America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

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    When Hunter met Muhammad

    Interviewing Ali was easy. Just turn up and you would be granted a killer quote. Few sportsman have been as skilled at performing for the media. Yet Thompson didn’t want to be just another reporter dutifully quoting the gospel according to Ali. He wanted to break through the familiar grand facade.

    “I was still shaking hands with Bundini when I realised where I was — standing at the foot of a king-size bed where Ali was laid back with the covers pulled up to his waist and his wife, Veronica, sitting next to him… I felt like I’d been shot out of a cannon and straight into somebody else’s movie.”

  • Here was a tribute from France, a brilliant and amazing flash inspiration piece from France. (The piece is titled Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.)

    Hunter’s Fear and Loathing album

    Paris Review: interview (the art of journalism)

  • Marlon and Stanley Kubrick, Kerouac’s Letter, Home Video with Monty

    April 3rd, 2016
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    Hat tip to Will Mccrabb for the photo.

    Marlon set the timer on Kubrick (read how Kubrick got fired.)

    Stanley Kubrick and Marlon Brando working on the script of One-Eyed Jacks, circa 1958.

  • Marlon in Viva Zapata – Kazan

  • Marlon Brando Documentary (youtube)

  • Letter to Marlon – Come on now Marlon, put up your dukes

    I visualise the beautiful shots could be made with the camera on the front seat of the car showing the road (day and night) unwinding into the windshield, as Sal and Dean yak. I wanted you to play the part because Dean (as you know) is no dopey hotrodder but a real intelligent (in fact Jesuit) Irishman. You play Dean and I’ll play Sal (Warner Bros. mentioned I play Sal) and I’ll show you how Dean acts in real life, you couldn’t possibly imagine it without seeing a good imitation

  • Marlon and James Baldwin

  • Portrait of Marlon Brando by Julian Schnabel

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    Sparrow Improptu in Portland and Hilarious Falcon Flying from Bosnia to Syria – War and Peace, Spring of 2016

    March 26th, 2016
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    Sparrow transformed to a dove sitting on top of Saguaro. (Photo by Fung Lin Hall).

    This one bird to Sanders transformed the politics, World Peace Political revolution and Sparrow.

  • Coming to play with me orphan Sparrow…..Issa ‘s haiku translated by Robert Hass.. the orphan Sparrow came to play with our compassionate candidate Bernie Sanders.. what a treat for the world and we all pray for world peace.
    John Stewart called him “Bird”.

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  • Chapter I – the War Candidate – a nostalgia trip to Bosnia

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    Hillary was in Bosnia.. (Digital collage by Fung Lin Hall)

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    Gifs for Gaffe

  • Chapter II -the Peace Candidate

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    Peacock from Prague photo by Fung-Lin Hall 1996
    Valdstejnska zahrada – Mala Strana – Prague

    Vaclav Havel Peacock from Prague is saying hello to Birdy Sanders. We had Velvet Revolution.. I welcome Birdy Revolution for world peace.

    Havel

  • Martin Buber. I and thou.

    “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.”
    ― Martin Buber

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
    ― Martin Buber

  • See more Birds photos by Fung Lin Hall (Facebook)

  • The Architect of Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel was born in Dijon – Artists Celebrate his birthday

    December 15th, 2015
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  • Gustave Eiffel (15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923)

  • Francois Truffaut created a title sequence that shows the skyline of Paris.. the moving camera gliding around the image of Eiffle Tower..

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    See his Alain Delon eclipsed by Hiroshima mon amour.

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    Martin Wong photoshopped by Fung Lin Hall

    A guy took a woeful photo of with the Eiffel Tower and the internet photoshopped it brilliantly.

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    Zazie dans le Metro

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    Envionmentalists hold banner protest demonstration near Eiffel Tower ..

    The Statue of Liberty was also built by Gustave Eiffel

    See Angelina Jolie’s leg sticking out of the Statue Liberty.