April 2nd, 2014

guernicamag:

Image by Katie Marshall.

"I was thirteen when Kurt Cobain died, and entirely more interested in the Jurassic Park soundtrack than Nirvana. I watched the MTV coverage of his death with my mother, who sat in a recliner ignoring a novel in her lap and saying over and over that it was so sad, that it was just like Jimi Hendrix. “You’re gonna remember this,” she warned, knowing I was still too young. She grew up in the sixties, an era whose narrative lingered like the sounds of a carnival after you’ve left. Catastrophic deaths had mile-marked her youth: JFK, MLK, Marilyn, Janis, Jimi. She paired each tragedy with a coordinate in space-time where/when she had received the news, and the result was an archive of snow-globe moments, each paused in the ether of their impending resonance.

Kurt was my first such tragedy and there I was on my living room floor, sitting on my feet, my hand deep in a can of Pringles. I was supposed to remember that forever.”

The Chemistry of an Echo by Candace Opper - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

November 17th, 2013

invader-tim:

Dinosaur Jr. J Mascis dinosaur sketch by Jack-C-Gregory

Reblogged from A Bloody Mess
May 3rd, 2012
sotc-nyc:

Courtney Love’s first art show, “And She’s Not Even Pretty,” opens at Fred Torres Collaborations today. Araceli Cruz spoke with her about how she started making art and the inspirations for her various pieces, one of which is above. 

sotc-nyc:

Courtney Love’s first art show, “And She’s Not Even Pretty,” opens at Fred Torres Collaborations today. Araceli Cruz spoke with her about how she started making art and the inspirations for her various pieces, one of which is above. 

Reblogged from Sound Of The City
April 27th, 2012

Courtney Love’s portrait of Gwyneth Paltrow and son Moses, from her upcoming “Kurt-free” art show at the Fred Torres Collaborations gallery in New York. The Huffington Post has posted more photos of her work. (H/T Marissa)

January 24th, 2012
fantagraphics:

snakeoily:

Was thinking about the band Tad today.
I felt like just drawing something. So I drew a recent photo of Tad Doyle.

Portrait of Orson Welles Tad Doyle by Chuck Forsman.

fantagraphics:

snakeoily:

Was thinking about the band Tad today.

I felt like just drawing something. So I drew a recent photo of Tad Doyle.

Portrait of Orson Welles Tad Doyle by Chuck Forsman.

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