Sasha, sweet lunacy's county seat
July 4, 2013
Joseph Beuys, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, 1965
One of the artist’s most famous performances, Beuys covered his head first with honey, and then with fifty dollars worth of gold leaf. He cradles a dead hare in his arms, and strapped an iron plate to the bottom of his right shoe. Viewed from behind glass in the gallery, the audience could see Beuys walking from drawing to drawing, quietly whispering in the dead rabbit’s ear. As he walked around the room, the silence was pierced by intermittent sound of his footsteps; the loud crack of the iron on the floor, and the soundless whisper of the sole of shoe. (via)
My father likes that
song about all of his
exes living in Texas.
All of mine
But, I have a soft spot
for that bitter old
For the women he devoured
and forgot with
bourbon and cigarettes.
I am always the whore.
Every man is
Greta Garbo photographed by Ruth Harriet Louise, 1927. (x)
‘New Orleans Uncensored’ = 1955 film poster - starring Arthur Franz and Beverly Garland
William Blake, The Conversion of Saul, c. 1800, watercolor. The Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California