Tag Archives: Los Angeles

10 Greatest Anti-Art Suicides (Before Mike Kelly)

The news that LA art scenester Mike Kelly just topped himself led me to wonder whether in ten years time he’d make anyone’s list of best ever anti-art suicides. Was his death a resolute ‘NO’ to capitalist exploitation? Or was … Continue reading

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From Alejandro Jodorowsky to Breakin’, there ain’t nothing going down but the rent….

You have to love Alejandro ‘Chuckles’ Jodorowsky… he’s such a great conman that he’s able to fool most of his fans most of the time (fooling all the people at any one time is rather more difficult). His first feature … Continue reading

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Is Mark Waugh’s “Bubble Entendre” banned in the USA?

Two weeks ago I received an email informing me that an attempt to sell titles in my Semina series at the New York Art Book Fare had descended into farce because the books had been impounded by US customs. Book … Continue reading

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Another take on The Process Church of the Final Judgment

Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment by Timothy Wyllie (Feral House $24.99) provides a curious history of one of the minor cults that flourished on the fringes of the counterculture. That … Continue reading

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