Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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Pillbox IoE 466394. World War I Pillbox, Haddiscoe, Norfolk. Built of concrete with steel doors c.1916. A mid C20 weather-boarded office building was built on top. This pillbox guarded St Olave's bridge.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Peter Kennard, Haywain with Cruise Missiles (1980).
Kennard's photomontages are blunt instruments but this one has a humour and absurdity about it that sets it apart from the skulls and mushroom clouds that characterise his more Heartfield-like compositions.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The title of Andersen's film-essay Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is borrowed from Fred Halsted's gay porn classic L.A. Plays Itself (1972).
Andersen is also, unsurprisingly, a fan of Floyd Mutrux's Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971), which, like Demy's Model Shop (see below), has some remarkable street photography. Mutrux did some great work in the 70s, both as director -- Aloha Bobby and Rose (1975), American Hot Wax (1978) -- and as writer on Two Lane Blacktop (1971) and The Christian Licorice Store (1971).