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13 AUGUST 2013

Retronaut: a curated collection of visual ephemera

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Simon Perkins
05 JULY 2013

The Anarchist Coloring Book

"This blog documents things that are interesting, creepy and often disturbing. It contains posts of videos, photos, artwork and anything else that I find worthy to the collection. Anarchist Coloring Book is inspired by Adam Parfrey's Apocalypse Culture collections, the Mütter Museum and the general creepiness we stumble upon in everyday life.

The present author attempts to detach himself from the subjects. Often little to no commentary is provided, this is why Wikipedia descriptions are widely used."

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Adam Parfrey • anatomical artanatomical illustrationanatomical pathologyanatomy • antique medical equipment • Apocalypse Culture (1990) • biomedicalbizarreblogbook illustrationscabinet of curiositiescadavercalendar • creepiness • creepycuriositydevildissecteddissectiondisturbingdisturbing taledoll • ghoul • grotesque • hirsute • history of medicinehorrorhuman anatomyhuman body • medical museum • medical odditiesmorbid anatomy • Mutter Museum • oddities • pathological specimens • personal collectionsphotocollagepostcardsatanVictorian artvisual spectaclewax models

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Simon Perkins
03 JANUARY 2009

Tim Razo's Blog of Miscellaneous Pictures

"The collective unconscious has manifested itself in the material world thru what we call the "world wide web". Massive collections of profound & compelling imagery are now readily available to us the human race, all at arms length.

I have assembled a huge assortment of random images collected thru incidental search engine excavations, which cannot be placed into any specific image folder such as landscapes, architecture, people, textures, etc. Therefore, these orphans of momentary conceptual definition must be placed into a folder labelled 'misc'.

This blog has been created in recognition of this phenomena & simultaneously of the marvel of complex information systems dedicated to data manipulation & storage. Propelling us ever exponentially further thru our evolution to a final destination. Wherever and whomever that might be.

Join me Tim Razo, in my quest for inspiration and visual stimuli in our vast ocean of thought. A social commentary (or visual playlist; and unrepentant stolen image diary if you will), with only idealistic positivity as a goal, is what we shall find."

(Tim Razo)

[an eclectic selection of visual design artefacts]

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Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2008

Antiques and the Arts Online - 1800s Vampire Killing Kit Nabs $14,850 At Stevens Auction

"A complete and authentic vampire killing kit – made around 1800 and complete with stakes, mirrors, a gun with silver bullets, crosses, a Bible, holy water, candles and even garlic, all housed in a American walnut case with a carved cross on top – attained $14,850 in the Jimmy Pippen estate sale by Stevens October 3–4 in the new Natchez Convention Center."

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antiques • auction • Biblebizarrecuriosityfolklore • holy water • mirror • Museums Folk Artistry • myth • Natchez Convention Center • oddities • silver bullet • vampirewunderkammer

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William Barton
13 SEPTEMBER 2008

Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities

"Wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid–sixteenth–century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects. In essence these collections—combining specimens, diagrams, and illustrations from many disciplines; marking the intersection of science and superstition; and drawing on natural, manmade, and artificial worlds—can be seen as the precursors to museums. This exhibition presents a contemporary interpretation of the traditional cabinet of curiosities, bringing together a diverse selection of works by twentieth– and twenty–first–century artists who have likewise felt the pull of unusual and extraordinary objects and phenomena. The works on display include prints, books, multiples, drawings, and photographs, with subjects ranging from architectural marvels and blueprints for impossible machines to oddities from the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds. Featured artists include Hans Bellmer, Peter Blake, Louise Bourgeois, Max Ernst, and Damien Hirst, among others."
(MoMA.org)

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artificial worlds • cabinet of curiositiescollagecollectionsDamien Hirstexotic objects • grasshopper • grasshopper tank • Hans Bellmer • impossible machinesLouise Bourgeoisman mademarvelsMax ErnstMoMAmuseumodditiesPeter Blakephenomenarepository • science and superstition • sixteenth century • specimen • specimens • tank • wondrous objects • wunderkammerzoomorphism

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Simon Perkins
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