some text
JF in his studio. July 9th, 2012. Photo by Mike Piscitelli.
"And you are the backbone I grind with my teeth"

JF in his studio. July 9th, 2012. Photo by Mike Piscitelli.

"And you are the backbone I grind with my teeth"

John Frusciante

John Frusciante

Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0, 1974
"To test the limits of the relationship between performer and audience, Abramović developed one of her most challenging (and best-known) performances. She assigned a passive role to herself, with the public being the force which would act on her.
Abramović had placed upon a table 72 objects that people were allowed to use (a sign informed them) in any way that they chose. Some of these were objects that could give pleasure, while others could be wielded to inflict pain, or to harm her. Among them were a rose, a feather, honey, a whip, scissors, a scalpel, a gun and a single bullet. For six hours the artist allowed the audience members to manipulate her body and actions.
Initially, members of the audience reacted with caution and modesty, but as time passed (and the artist remained impassive) people began to act more aggressively. As Abramović described it later:
“What I learned was that… if you leave it up to the audience, they can kill you.” … “I felt really violated: they cut up my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the audience. Everyone ran away, to escape an actual confrontation.”

Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0, 1974

"To test the limits of the relationship between performer and audience, Abramović developed one of her most challenging (and best-known) performances. She assigned a passive role to herself, with the public being the force which would act on her.

Abramović had placed upon a table 72 objects that people were allowed to use (a sign informed them) in any way that they chose. Some of these were objects that could give pleasure, while others could be wielded to inflict pain, or to harm her. Among them were a rose, a feather, honey, a whip, scissors, a scalpel, a gun and a single bullet. For six hours the artist allowed the audience members to manipulate her body and actions.

Initially, members of the audience reacted with caution and modesty, but as time passed (and the artist remained impassive) people began to act more aggressively. As Abramović described it later:

“What I learned was that… if you leave it up to the audience, they can kill you.” … “I felt really violated: they cut up my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the audience. Everyone ran away, to escape an actual confrontation.”

Francis Russell “Frank” O’Hara (March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966)

Francis Russell “Frank” O’Hara (March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966)

John Anthony Frusciante

John Anthony Frusciante

Hillel Slovak (April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988)

Hillel Slovak (April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988)

fckyeaharthistory:

Pablo Picasso, Seated Man (Self-Portrait), 1965.

fckyeaharthistory:

Pablo Picasso, Seated Man (Self-Portrait), 1965.

(Source: artpedia, via toomuchart)

alecshao:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Earth, 1984

alecshao:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Earth, 1984

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via toomuchart)

toomuchart:

Alexander Calder, Red and Yellow Among Blacks, 1974.

toomuchart:

Alexander Calder, Red and Yellow Among Blacks, 1974.

laflaneuse8:

Robert Motherwell, Beside the Sea No. 18, 1962 - Oil on rag paper

laflaneuse8:

Robert Motherwell, Beside the Sea No. 18, 1962 - Oil on rag paper

(Source: mcah.columbia.edu)

ymutate:

Paul Klee, Likeness in the Bower, 1930

ymutate:

Paul Klee, Likeness in the Bower, 1930

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master - Teaser Trailer - Joaquin Phoenix

Yorgos Lanthimos, Dogtooth (Kynodontas), 2009 - Still (Aggeliki Papoulia)

Yorgos Lanthimos, Dogtooth (Kynodontas), 2009 - Still (Aggeliki Papoulia)