Underworld Sites of ConcealmentPeter Seidel and Manfred Sack

Seidel’s photos are a creepy, otherworldly collection of underground sits in Germany. The most benign include art vaults and wine cellars. More common, however, are shelters, prisons and command centers built to withstand war after war – including Hitler’s own bunker. Fantastically beautiful pictures, regardless …

I Am Plastic Paul Budnitz

I was kind of vaguely aware of designer toys, having been dragged through numerous comic shops by friends. However, the “figurines” from popular comics cannot compare to these pricey gems. Divided by designer, I Am Plastic showcases some of the fantastic and bizarre creations from companies across the …

American ProspectsJoel Sternfeld

American Prospects is a nifty collection of photos from the 70s and 80s by a master photographer. Sternfeld focuses on contrasts of human objects placed existing in nature – a huge rock obstructing the view of a business office, towns dotting empty prairies, a rotting refinery in the …

Different DancesShel Silverstein

I idly picked up this Shel Silverstein collection while wandering through a used bookstore the other day and gave it a flip. Oh my. This is NOT your usual Silverstein wacky, quirky drawings. Actually, they are. They just have a lot more nudity and swear words. With his …

Inside HavanaEduardo Rodriguez, Andrew Moore, Andy Grundberg

Once, years ago, our friend Rebecca asked us to come out and look at her recently deceased grandmother’s house. It had been built during the civil war and had received its only wallpapering at that time – which was still hanging in black shreds …

Andy Goldsworthy

The artwork of Goldsworthy is about nature and impermanence. Like artist Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Goldsworthy’s works are meant to erode and disappear over time. The only records are photos. Working with whatever is at hand, Goldsworthy sculpts and creates with leaves, rocks, ice and twigs. Short commentary …

Museum of Bad Art

http://www.museumofbadart.org/

After wandering through the Museum of Bad Art’s online gallery, look of abject horror frozen on my face, I HAD to see the book. My god, what were these people thinking?! The museum “is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and …

Asleeping-by-the-mississippilec Soth

I had seen the cover of this book in a photography magazine and was intrigued by the cover image – a man in a baggy jumper, balaclava and walrus mustache holding two toy airplanes on a junk and snow covered deck. And you know what? I still …

Gregory Crewdson

Crewdson’s collection of photos are eerie, surreal and otherworldly. His mundane scenes of suburbia are turned into half-remembered nightmares. A bright stream of light shoots from a gardening shed, a group of people heap flowers into a mound, a woman floats in her half submerged living room. Creepy …