Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Alfred Jarry was Rubbish, Bob and Roberta Smith, ink on paper 2005

Check out The Drawing Room where contemporary British artists promote the ancient media of drawing.

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Retro babe "...sorry, Mrs. von Manstein, we like the idea but we've already got a Human Resourses manager ..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Panzerhaubitze "Hummel"
A nice shot of the venerable 150mm with crew.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Read about outsider artist Martin Ramirez (1895 - 1963) and check some of his work here
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Retro babe"...sorry, roll down the shades, Mrs. von Schirach, we have to repaint the kitchen..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf C
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Monday, October 29, 2007

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Photo courtesy of Morten
Alsinger
, since all of mine turned out pretty bad...


Had a great opening of "Rollling with the punches" lots of people attending and even an old art academy buddy showed up

And remember, when the show ends on November 11, unsold works (...) will be up for bidding at my Ebay account

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Retro babe"...if the shoe fits, wear it I always say..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Panther, Ausf G
A Panther from the last production line, note the metal hooks for attaching folage to the turret and the "hard edge" camo scheme.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, October 26, 2007

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Just a reminder:



ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES
The Alsinger-Grahn team up

Paintings! - Drawings! - Photoings! - Videoings!

Opening Saturday 27 October, 17-20 PM

27 October - 11 November
Gallery PIXEL
H.C.Ørstedsvej 66, 1879 Frb. C
Thursdays and Fridays 17-20 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 12-15 PM

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What's up at YouTube: Flottenheimer visuals
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Retro babe "...yes, Mrs. Goering, here at ceramics class we have to wear as litte as possible, those hot owens you know..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Tiger I
Destroyed in Normandy, 1944. The entire side of the hull has been blown out, most likely by exploding munitions.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Thursday, October 25, 2007

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Election day coming up here in Denmark (November 13) and my choices from the Smorgasbord of Danish politics seems to be made up of about a dozen flavors of:

Let's work harder and consume more, until the world dies
and meanwhile
assert our racial superiority
by randomly killing darkies,
preferably where they live
so we can easily scoot, if things get too hot.

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Retro babe"...lovely, Miss Paget - we'll be voting for The Lingerie Party!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf E
Note the missing stowage bin on this Ausfuehrung, later versions had it mounted on the back of the turret.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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And today we give you: Chinese "webist" (web artist) and dentist, currently residing in Honolulu - Pygoya

Many minutes of phunn to be found on his chaotic but informative website and don't forget to check out the Baby Boomer series

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Retro babe "...are you sure all you and that pygoya chink fellow did was talk art?..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf F
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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"...We won't sleep on floors, we won't tour endlessly and we're embarrassed by self-promotion. Add to that a laissez-faire attitude to the mechanics of career advancement and a demanding artistic agenda and you've got a recipe for real failure..."
– David Thomas

"Avant Garage" rockers Pere Ubu

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What's up at YouTube: Pere Ubu: Waiting for Mary
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Retro babe"...what, no sex, and leaving? just because I said I feel kinda sorry for the people I dropped bombs on yesterday...but, honey, I'm NOT a wimp!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Befehlspanzer I
The "RO2" marking denotes a vehicle attached to the staff of a panzer regiment.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Monday, October 22, 2007

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ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES
The Alsinger-Grahn team up

Paintings! - Drawings! - Photoings! - Videoings!

Opening Saturday 27 October, 17-20 PM

27 October - 11 November
Gallery PIXEL
H.C.Ørstedsvej 66, 1879 Frb. C
Thurdays and Fridays 17-20 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 12-15 PM

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What's up at YouTube: Flottenheimer visuals
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Retro babe "...sorry, no time for that, I have to go and drop napalm on your family so they remember my Empire is running the world..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sdkfz 231 (6 rad)
Took a direct hit this one.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, October 19, 2007

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Urville is an imaginary city, the product of Gilles Trehin a young french man suffering from Aspergers syndrome (autism)

He's been making drawings of Urville since 1984, and in 2006 a book was published covering his remarkable project.

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Retro babe "...so your spine is bend out of shape and aching with blazing, fire-like pain - we still need to write those hank-you notes to my birthday guests!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Hotchkiss H35
A group of German infantry men passing abandoned H35's during the Battle of France 1940.
The quality of French armour came as a surprise to the German Army, but French armoured tactics were hopelessly outdated, making the tanks move at the pace of the infantry and not as a vanguard, spearheading the attacks (as the Germans did with their "Blitzkrieg" technique)
For years the French army had a strong advocate of modern armoured tactics but he was repeatedly ignored...it was Charles De Gaulle.

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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Thursday, October 18, 2007

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Third floor: Jewellery, ladies accesories - And in the art room: Jeff Koons!

Get your news from the art world at the Art news blog

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Retro babe"...Betty stay there and behave - And no desert either!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer T-34
German troopers examining the burned out remains of a Russian T-34.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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Check out some videos from the world of futuristic fashion designer Rudi Gernreich, 1922-85 (site is in German)

In the seventies, Gernreich promoted a Unisex look with identical clothing for both men and women and declared that "...fashion will go out of fashion..." he later designed the costumes for the TV series Space 1999

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Retro babe "...a threesome? but I left the dog at your mom's house..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Befehlspanzer 1
Probably photographed at a factory or training facility since both the Befehlspanzer and the Panzer I in the background are without their armament.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Connecting Art and technology at Rhizome.org
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Retro babe "...alright, Mrs. Von Rundstedt - let's tear the lid off a box of Absinthe and go wild!..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw II, Ausf C
In a snow covered Russian village. Note the bullet holes in the stowage box above the left side mudguard.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Monday, October 15, 2007

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George Lucas' THX1138

Last week Danish politicians from both the Right and Left announced that it's A-O-K for the Danish military involved in The War Against Third World Civilians to use information gathered from prisoners submitted to torture (as long as the torturers weren't Danish...) and later The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard (A Social-Democrat), announced that she is willing to negotiate with the young supporters of a new Ungdomshuset - Because they have proven that they can demonstrate without violence...

Got that, kids? - It's OK for the government to rely on violence - that's called protecting democracy, but if the citizens act violently - Then they "..exclude themselves from the democratic process.."

But, Lennard, don't you want to sleep safely in your bed at night, protected against armed terrorists and violent criminals by the Army and the Police!


I do, but who protects me against the violent Army and the criminal Police?..

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Retro babe"...Not now, Mrs. McNamara, we've got to install RealPlayer Gold Pro on all the computers..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sdkfz 223
This early armoured car was made mainly for radio communication, the large "bedstead" above the hull is the aerial.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, October 12, 2007

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A guy (not me) poking fun at N55: Big game of D&D

(together with a bunch of other art students I was with this group back in the nineties - The guy in the tub came out as our leader and today he's the only member left...)

www.n55.dk

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Retro babe Showgirls of Saltzburg
^^^^^^
Panzer Kettenkraftrad
Technically not a panzer, but tracked and seen here in the service of a panzer unit.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Thursday, October 11, 2007

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Richard with Alan Freed, handing out Bibles to his fans?

Richard Wayne Pennyman (Little Richard)

- A genius, listen to the way he makes the words "honey, honey" sound like "horny, horny", causing hysteria in the crowd: True Fine Mama

Bonus track: Buddy Holly's "Schlong" an interesting blog entry on Richard
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What's up at YouTube: Richard discussing Jimi Hendrix (who once played in Richard's backing band)
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Retro babe"...exactly, Mrs. von Ribbentrop, sharpen and poison that heel and just one swift kick will finish off your opponent!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Panzerjäger Tiger (p) Elefant
Another great amateur shot, this one taken form the turret of a Panzer III, note the spaced armour on its gun mantlet just visible in the lower part of the photo.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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The Latin-American revolutionary and freedom fighter Ernesto "Che" Guevara presented to the public surrounded by his murderers, the paid assassins of the American CIA who hunted him down like a stray dog, tortured him by shooting him in the legs before killing him, and later mutilated his body by amputating the hands and sending them to the gangster-generals and pimp-politicians they worked for.

Know their names? probably not, because mercenaries don't make history - Heroes do.

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Retro babe Marilyn Monroe
^^^^^^
Panzer Panzer IV, brueckenlager
A nice shot of a Panzer IV modified to carry a bridge.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

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The school house in La Higuera where Guevara died.

Forty years ago today, the Stalinist terrorist and mass-murderer Ernesto "Che" Guevara was brought to justice by Bolivian troops defending their homeland against foreign-backed Communist insurgents.

(talk...so versatile, so...compliant...a bit like clay, isn't it?..)

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Retro babe"...not now, Mrs Eichmann, we've got loads of insider trading to do!..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw III & Panzerjaeger Elefant
Excellent amateur shot, probably taken during or before the Battle of Kursk
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Saturday, October 06, 2007

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Goya-o-boya, by Mark Kostabi

Going nowhere? why not get some advice on your Art career from New York hot-shot Artiste Mark Kostabi at Ask Mark Kostabi

Mark Kostabi Official Site

A prankster he,

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What's up: Title This (Kostabi's TV-show were critics and celebrities are paid CASH for coming up with titles for his paintings...)
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Retro babe"...Honestly, I've already GOT an assistant..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschutz III, Ausf A
Brilliant photo of an early StuG.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, October 05, 2007

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Outsider comic book artist' day here at DAMIJWH, this time with:

Henry Fletcher, 1879- 1950(?)

Fletcher worked very briefly between 1939 and 1941 when he disappeared from the comic book scene. Decades later he was found dead on a park bench in New York.

An alcoholic who turned violent and abusive when drunk, the few stories he did as a comic book artists have today become the focus of a cult following and are highly admired for their dark weirdness, reminiscent of the early works of Basil Wolverton.

Read one of Fletcher's stories Fantomah - Mystery woman of the Jungle

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Retro babe "...nice tattoo, Mrs.Kaltenbrunner, but could we get back to dictation, please?.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Stug III, Ausf C
Nice clear photo of a Stug and a Panzer sergeant. Note the German Army long service medal ribbon on his uniform and the absence of combat awards which suggests this photo was taken early in WWII or maybe the sergeant served with a training unit.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Thursday, October 04, 2007

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The Sputnik was launched fifty years ago today.

I remember going to an exhibition of Soviet spaceships back in the seventies when I was a kid, I think it was at the Ice stadium in Hvidovre.

At a point a young couple is standing next to me and my dad, and he remarks to me "look, Lennard - They're communists too..."

just like me and my dad.

And those beautiful spaceships, the triumph of Soviet Russia (one of the few...)


I've still got the catalogue from that exhibition,



Quality time it's called today.

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What's up at YouTube: The Spotniks- Rocket Man
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Retro babe"...alright - HOLD THAT while I get the marble and my mallet..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Panzer unit
An interesting collection of vehicles, I spot a Borgward BIV demolition vehicle, a Panzer III and a Sdkfz 251/7 pionierwagen (note the wooden bridge elements on the sides of the hull)
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

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And what's on your night table for reading, Lennard?..

Industrial Society and its Future (or: The Unabomber Manifesto)

The guy was crazy, but his analysis of the technological-industrial society seems alarmingly accurate.

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Retro babe"...is that velvet? and can I borrow some for a pair of slacks, PLEEEEASE!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Tiger I
The protective cover over the gun muzzle would suggest this photo was taken during a drill.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

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Stupid as a painter.

I've been employed by the Royal Danish Art Academy for almost ten years now, and before that I spent seven years there as a student.

When I was a student in the early nineties, painting was,

O-U-T

Our teachers schooled us in the dogmas of Marcel Duchamp - Art should "...be at the service of the mind..." and that a painter was a fool who was in love with the smell of linseed oil and turpentine.

Apart from the pseudo science and prankster-isms of Duchamp, my teachers at the art academy also treated us to the writings of Deleuze, Derrida, Baudrillard and others, and to the recent saviour of the arts: Post modern architecture!

I would say most of us students could be called young "cowboys" (both male and female) We had picked up painting and drawing because it was a very simple and direct way of expression (and cheap)...Baudrillard...who was he, and did we need him?..

The art scene in Copenhagen was pretty lame at the time. If you chose to not listen to your teachers, but instead listened to yourself and made paintings, you practically had nowhere to show them. A few high-end commercial galleries existed, but they mainly dealt in lithographs by famous COBRA artists or showed already established artists in their forties, fifties, sixties.

In the early nineties a young painter in Copenhagen basically had nowhere to go.

Still, the spirit of the young is hard to break... so people did other things...photography, conceptual work, video art, computer art, etc, etc, while the art academy took us around the world so we could marvel at the genius of contemporary artists like Jeff Koons, Mark Kostabi or Paul McCarthy

In the mid nineties the stalemate of the gallery scene was broken, when a number of exhibition spaces run by art students emerged, plus new commercial galleries marketing young contemporary artists exclusively.

By the late nineties "painter stars" had arrived, people who were painting what could in fact be seen as "stupid" paintings, using strong colours and "silly" motives like small country cottages or the Royal Horse Guards.

Receiving critical acclaim from a new generation of art historians, they were also selling these paintings through newly opened galleries to a growing number of private collectors and at prices that would have been unimaginable just a few years earlier.
The painters were offered professorships at art academies, their work was included in the Danish national art collections, and even commissioned by members of the Royal family.


Spot the fool.


(And remember kids: Nobody knows what art is, so when somebody claim they do - Always do the opposite...)

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Retro babe"...African Whistler doesn't go like that, does it?..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmpanzer IV
The nickname "Brummbaer" attached to these vehicles was a post war fabrication.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Monday, October 01, 2007

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For many years I've had this strange interest in taking pictures of hills going straight up and sort of "touching the sky".

Yesterday I realised that what I'm looking for is the illusion of seeing "the end of the horizon" - The place where the sky and Earth meet if the horizon was like a backdrop,

When I was a child I always wondered what was happening at the horizon, something exciting probably!

And I wanted to go there.

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Retro babe"...candid..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Panzerjäger Tiger(p) "Elefant"
A nice amateur shot of the Elefant in typical Battle of Kursk camouflage.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war