Monday, May 28, 2012
"The total potential here, must be nothing less than astronomical!"
So back to artists. Art is a hammer, some pinko floyd type once said. And Hammer made some artistic films. ("Huh?"). An excuse to wish Happy Birthdays this past week to Peter Cushing (would have been 99), Christopher Lee, as I write this, as well as non-Hummers Vincent Price, Frank Oz (there are 3 key Star Wars B-days, three in a row), Robert Morley (104) and Isadora Duncan (135). "Let's Dance..."
But allons-y to le musee.
Since it is a week of memories, I thought I would flashback to the great and heady art days of the Space Pirate Radio poster contests. This is only part of the winning entry of artist-book maker Sandra Liddel. The poster interpretation of Mike Merenbach's art is one of four table mats, enclosed in a boxed book case, that when opened, revealed a place setting with a saucerful of secrets. Italian tablecloth a la Chef Bruno, fork and knife...AND custom made version of The Official Space Pirate Radio Decoder Ring (Moron this later). TRULY a MASTERPIECE! And to this day, one of my most cherished obscure objects of art in the SPR archive. Mondo Salads! My salutes to the artistes involved.
No sacrifice too great for art.