The British Museum: Roman bronze hand, 1st-2nd century AD; Bronze hand used in the worship of Sabazius, probably attached to poles for processional use. Roman bronzes: genuine and false patinas. This hand is a genuine Roman bronze of the first century AD, but was repatinated by the great collector Richard Payne Knight in the early nineteenth century to give it the black appearance he and other early collectors were convinced it had originally possessed. The statuette of Athena Isis Tyche (registration no. 1920,0218.1) is of the second century AD and is of similar composition but it retains its natural patination.
I’m old, and one of my best memories is driving JB from L.A. to San Diego in the middle of the night to go to a gig. Just the two of us in my little car and a cassette player with LARD and SLAYER tapes. He sang to me with both as I drove. Fucking best ever.
This absolutely stunning 2 minute montage film by Kogonada of all the crazy and intense eyes in Alfred Hitchcock’s films is mesmerizing. Few were more overt in pure cinema aesthetics than Hitch at the time, and he uses those eyes to pierce your soul.
This is a project where I read the message that even the useless is usefull. It is about all those parts that cet cut off and discarded before the tanning process. What if we could give a chance to those rejects in order to make some original leather projects? Here a proposal from the dutch designer Victoria Ledig
blastedheath:Anselm Kiefer (German, b. 1945), Geheimnis der Farne [Mystery of ferns], 2006. Oil, emulsion, acrylic, lacquer, brambles, ferns, clothing and plaster on canvas on panel in a casing, 190 x 140 cm.