Jean-Michel Basquiat

Went to the Boom for Real Exhibition which is currently on at the Barbican.  A very good collection of his work.  But many key pieces missing.  I was hoping to see this painting.  But I guess it’s likely much of his work is owned by private collectors.

Riding With Death by Basquiat (1988)



Auto Mechanics recreate Renaissance painters

Freddy Frabris has been working in the advertising industry for the last 16 years.   As such he is no stranger to shooting high performance cars for clients like BMW, Toyota and Ford.  But in his latest series he decided to create unusual versions of famous Renaissance paintings using Auto Mechanics.

anatomyIn the style of ’The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’ (Rembrandt)

creationIn the style of ’The Last Supper’ (Leonardo da Vinci)

rembrant2A series of ’Rembrandt-style’ portraits

A brilliant showcase of Madonna through the years

Hats off to Madonna – what a career.  I saw this video which I saw posted by a mega fan the other day.  No idea who did this but its a perfect mix and a great retrospective.

Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ as a Dr. Seuss inspired book

Its hard to know where to start with this.  The song has always been evocative as it is but now Melbourne artist DrFaustusAU has taken it to the next level with his Dr. Seuss adaptation.

I’ve always loved this song and recently hearing it on the Peaky Blinders soundtrack brought all the memories back.  Please enjoy – stacks of green papers in his red right hand!

P.s I would have no problem reading this to children.  Is this why I don’t have them?


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Stage Left – Natasha Beattie

Natasha is a Tasmanian based photographer and writer.  This is some of her early work from the Personal Place series made in both Brisbane and Melbourne in the noughties.

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Elizabethan Superheroes




“What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century?
And what if the Hulk was a Duke?
How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White?”

Sacha Goldberg