Sunday, July 17, 2005

It's a HE MAN way of not getting old.....

What the??? I believe that I have just read the most bizarre copy for an advertisement that I have ever seen...Click this image below and read the little story on the ad that appears on the right of the page that begins with the words "Leonard Wood".

Beyond the fact that the circa 1921 ad is rife with homoeroticism (though I doubt that was the goal) it is just SURREAL beyond comprehension. My eyes squinted and my head shook trying to comprehend the inner meaning ( love the for "Fagged Faces").

I have visited old-fashioned barbers in my day. If a razor wavering barber who's chair I was laying supine in began speaking to me like the one in the ad, I can only imagine the horror that would run through my head... "Oh Christ! Just my luck.Trapped like a stuck pig in the chair of a deranged razor wavering barber who decided to choose this very moment to completely disconnect from reality".


The last paragraph of the ad reads like it could have come straight from something like this...



In any event, I've been very busy in my studio and will be for the next several months or so. I may only be able to update every other day or so for a while. Here are my last two works....




The above work was a portrait commission work of a friend's father based on a photo Booth photo taken of him in Ocean City, MD about 1955. It measures 36" x 36". And this work...


I just finished yesterday. It's for my show in DC in Sept. It is also 36" x 36". So, that's what I've been up to here by the beach. Check back soon for more.

2 comments:

Mandy said...

Leonard Wood- Holy Crap!

Mandy said...

Beautiful pieces- too- I meant to say...