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Friday, March 23, 2018

My German Encyclopaedia artist c.v. has been taken down from Wikipedia

They only allow 'articles' now . . . nothing remotely self-promotional. The first version was prepared by the curators at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.
                                                   Here is the updated version as a .pdf

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Most marvelous fellow - Stephen Hawking R I P

Here he is: Vanessa Redgrave, Tariq Ali, and Stephen Hawking (wearing glasses and a camera around his neck) marching in a large-scale protest against the Vietnam War, London, March 17, 1968.

Friday, March 2, 2018

My #artistbook from 18-8-1998.

A parallel production Brisbane Edition of 21 (all sold) I found the twenty one clear covers while in Japan and working on graphics for the Gilbert Paper Co. USA. I decided to produce my little book of #foundimages and add exploratory texts based on my interest in the left handed way. I’ve decided to make this production again using offset done in China and a larger run. Maybe get my buddies at @booksatmanic to take it on? #querky #erotic #foundphotography #wicked #naughtytexts#urbanarchaeologycollection

My #artistbook from 2001 in two parts - The Horizontal Domain

24 meditations on death (& life). All images found (& revived) for 4th artist’s books + multiples fair. I digitally produced this for Noreen Graham at the time, she asked me what I had in mind and I said that I had collected all these photographs of funerals, holes in the ground, death mainly. “Oh, she said death won’t sell well” . . . “Noreen I have other photos of live people horizontal, I’ll make two versions” An Edition of 30 all sold. #nudes #originalphotographs #death #funerals #foundimages #urbanarchaeologycollection

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ha - updating my button collection

the first 300 were scanned in 2003, now sorting the new ones added since then . . .

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I've never seen this before . . .

Visiting the author - Anna Dusk at her house at Bonnet Hill, Pawtella, Tasmania. The neighbouring farmer has set aside an area on his property where the family dumps unwanted articles . . . here is the bottle department: over generations they have gently laid their empty "tallie" beer bottles.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mrs Sprott advertised this crystal ball for sale in the 1960s for $32,000.00

The Brisbane Courier Mail first took her classified advert, then created a piece in the paper - "Rare or Loaded" then followed up with a further article - "Rolling riches, its no dice".
This object, in the box and associated clippings was offered on Instagram by @turnofthecenturyantiques for $20.00 I was tipped off about it by Vanessa Roche who already knew that I had three others . . . my first one is also with its box and instructions and marked for sale for 5 Australian pence. The two other cast glass balls came to me sans packaging.
I hope you enjoy this urban archaeology as much as I have?

Friday, November 17, 2017

My (found) 'pinks' folders have reached 778 multiply that by x11 images in each folder = 8,558 items so far

(above) is the latest . . . art directors have a lot to answer for, sexualising the colour pink

Monday, October 23, 2017

Every Queen in Sydney has been documented by Rabbit but there are a few who didn't make his new visual treat - Glitterati, just published

"Robert's photos evoke memories of freedom, hedonism and madness. Photos can make sense of the past or force you to remember difficult times with renewed fondness. In this 'selfie' age I worry we won't ever see these kinds of photos in the future because they have a particular resonance. Such photos are of course about being there and Robert was there." - Boy George

So Jean-Pierre tells me that a few are freaked out that they didn't make it - the truth is that art directors have only so many pages to fill. If we work to 16 page forms and a set number of pages there are only so many pics to fit into the book . . . Robert supplied many more head shots but the publisher's specifications sealed their fate.

I've snapped a few friends but see that I've missed many many more, including Peter Tully & Simon Reptile . . .

Click to purchase here 

Purchased last weekend in Sydney from Alan Landis

An early Victorian 'alphabet plate' (with an O and and X) and boys playing marbles, in fact it looks like they are playing a game of 'poison' - deadly as you can win big and also loose many marbles with one stroke . . .

Saturday, September 30, 2017