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November 19, 2009

Art I love to look at: Russian mafia grave art….

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Prisoner art..

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you can see all, buy and find out more at Koestler Trust exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall here – at weekends female offender curators of the exhibition take guided toursbrilliant scheme

and fairground art..

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I love the silky airbrushed pseudo-realistic style of fairground art – makes it all the more exciting when you are there if they have the big colourful hordings everywhere. And I love the way they use celebrity to add to the smoke and mirrors effect of the fairground. Great people-watching too I always find.

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14 Comments
  1. Scarlett the Heavenly Healer permalink

    Great post – and thanks for the link to the exhibition. I’ll definitely be dropping by for a look.

  2. Mondo permalink

    The airbrush art reminds of 70s Californian custom cars/vans..<br/><br/>I’m a mild fan of mural art – There’s a bizarre one <a href=’http://russelldavies.typepad.com/eggbaconchipsandbeans/2003/11/city_corner_mid.html’ rel=’nofollow’> City Corner Cafe</a>in Petticoat Lane, and the curry cafe Sweet and Spicy on brick Lane has one of <a href=’http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/110123537_dcb5031cbd.jpg?v=0′ rel=’nofollow’> Asian wrestlers</a> in, well, snug-fit pants..

  3. Mondo permalink

    Bigger version <a href=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotgingeranddynamite/110123536/sizes/o/in/set-72057594078510530/’ rel=’nofollow’>here</a> just in case you fancy it for desktop wallpaper..and is that Fatboy Slim in the prison painting..

  4. Momentary Madness permalink

    Trippy;-)

  5. <a href=’http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2008/10/28/russian-sausage-art/’ rel=’nofollow’>Check out Russian sausage art.</a>

  6. blackwatertown permalink

    Thanks for the Koestler Trust art exhibition reminder. I’ve been to it a couple of times at Wormwood Scrubs and the ICA. It’s always worth a look. Bought a batik once called Nova – of a twoc’d Vauxhall Nova. I like it. Though it’s not universally popular in our living room.

  7. blackwatertown permalink

    And, if you’re interested in prison art etc – check out http://www.artsaveslives.co.uk<br/&gt;(Nothing to do with me. Dean Stalham is the man.)

  8. Arabella permalink

    Fascinating.<br/>I am sometimes sent art from a prisoner on death row – drawings of Donald Duck or hands in prayer on white handkerchiefs; moving and bewildering images.<br/>Because my granddad used to work the rides at traveling fairs – I’ve always has a soft spot for fairground art, especially the way it comes alive with music and the smell of oil and cotton candy!

  9. rockmother permalink

    Scarlett The Heavenly Healer – welcome to Romoworld. You were my idol growing up! Thank you for your kind words and glad you liked the post.<br/><br/>Mr Mondo Bongo – yes – it’s all great – cheers for the links they are fab<br/><br/>Momodarling – yeah – real life trip type stuff<br/><br/>Darling Dickley – yack a lacka! That is well..very sausagey<br/><br/>Blackwatertown – thanks for dropping by and glad you enjoyed the post. Yes – I’m going to try and catch the exhib before it finishes – I may buy!<br/><br/>Arabellakins – oh HELLOOOOO – so nice to hear from you. Fascinating re: death row art and yes – I know exactly what you mean about that heady mix of sugar and diesel! xx

  10. FirstNations permalink

    Oh man! I love fairground art! I am all about this post, lady. I missed you!

  11. rockmother permalink

    HRH Firstness – I missed you too xxx

  12. 6p00d8341c8bbb53ef permalink

    I propose a mashup of russian mafia prisoner fairground art!

  13. rockmother permalink

    Ivan – that is you isn’t it? Yes – I couldn’t agree more.

  14. Generic Viagra permalink

    Thi9s is the most colorful graveyard I ever seen, I wonder why they cover their grave with this stuff

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