February 3, 2011

Cosmic Picture Frenzy

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19 comments:

  1. WOW, love them all- quite high levels of skill too.

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  2. Dude! I really looove your blog!!! You're perfectly in tune with my tastes. Check my blog out if you get the chance. I just started it:)

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  3. looks like joeseph yokum. if i spelled that right.

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  4. http://www.foundationstaart.org/artist_single.aspx?artist=11

    check out his work.

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  5. bloody awesome! love,love K. We work!
    hope some of them eventually get out and kept drawing:]

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  6. Thanks all. Billy, Marcia Blaessle wrote something for the book, so maybe she kept going. (If I ever get around to my "Reading German" book maybe I'll be able to tell you!)

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  7. Really fantastic. Thanks for sharing this collection.

    I notice many of them have things bursting out of something else. Interesting.

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  8. so can we say that teenage drug patients in w. germany in the 70's were all very capable artists? or can we say that teenage drug patients in w. germany were given an assignment to produce psychedelic art? what would teenage drug patient art from germany look like today?

    anyway, I get it, and this collection seems like it'd be interesting to look at with the commentary as well.

    you continue to find astounding work to share in your blog. thanks.

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  9. Lisa, you can run google translate on the book description -sorry the language barrier stopped me here. Maybe an English-language publisher will jump on it!

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  10. Incredible drawings! It's fascinating to know that these are nearly 40 years old now.

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  11. Hey Will, i've just searched for Marcia Blaessle and found some more of her work;] what's interesting that this exhibition was quite recent!
    http://brand.en-a.de/kunst_und_kultur/dortmunder_ausstellung_bricht_ein_tabu-44762/
    some info in english can be found here:
    http://www.dortmund.de/en/leisure_and_culture/ruhr2010_en/exhibitions_ruhr2010/twins_worlds/index.html
    best
    b.

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  12. these are Fabulous!:)thank you as always!

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  13. Translation of the book's summary:

    "Buzzed in Images"
    West German youth culture of the 70s was about political messages, but also about colors that popped, psychedelic images (i.e., on the covers of LPs, or on bedroom walls and for the vast majority - for the first time - the spread of drugs).

    The Prinzhorn medical archives of Heidelberg has catalogued the collection and exhibits the illustrations from the drug patients of Hamburg's Hanswilhelm Beil. The images were collected between 1960 and 1980. Psychedelic forms and colors were par for the course during this time, and they were also utilized by these young drug users. The young patients, who left their works behind at the hospital, were not professional artists. Rather, they were kids looking to display their state of consciousness, or the unraveling of their personalities, through art - and to work on their global sense of perception. The book contains 74 illustrations and descriptions of drugs and culture in the 70s, as well as reports from the former patients.

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  14. Thanks again! Julie, I'm going to put this in the post.

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  15. your blog never ceases to amaze and fascinate me

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  16. i thank you for taking the time to educate us out here; your posts are lovely.

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