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AN ABSTRACT PICTURE of a skull that The New York Times describes as “forged from oil stick and spray paint” has sold for $110 million in an auction making it one of the most expensive paintings on earth. It was produced by Jean-Michel Basquiat, a Haitian immigrant graffiti artist who died of a drug…
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The giant mural was painted beneath the Eiffel Tower PEOPLE SEEM TO BE catching on to the mural that was painted beneath the Eiffel Tower last September. The mural depicts White and Black figures intertwined and in the middle a Black male figure looks like he’s having sex with a White female figure.…
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Classic Essays

“Mural” by Jackson Pollock IF LOW ART is defined as that art over which the artist has minimal control, then it is hard to argue that art is not in a state of decline. Primitive art is by definition low art as the primitive does not know enough about his materials and his medium to fully control…
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by Adolf Hitler IT IS STRIKING to observe that in 1910 our artistic level was still extraordinarily high. Since that time, alas! our decadence has merely become accentuated. In the field of painting, for example, it’s enough to recall the lamentable daubs that people have tried to foist, in the…
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Andrew HamiltonEssays

by Andrew Hamilton I STOPPED reading contemporary literature — works by living novelists and short story writers — when I was in my late teens or early twenties. I found it aesthetically and intellectually unrewarding. The sole exception was the work of journalist-turned-novelist Tom Wolfe,…
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American Dissident VoicesAudioKevin Alfred StromRadio

American Dissident Voices broadcast of January 30, 2016 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom “YOU HAVE lost your reason and taken the wrong path. You have taken lies for truth, and hideousness for beauty…. I don’t want to understand you.” So said the Russian playwright Anton…
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by Andrew Joyce I’VE NOW spent more than fifteen years researching the Jewish Question and the impact of Jewish influence on the West. During that time I’ve encountered and documented a number of Jews who almost single-handedly encapsulate and characterize the Jewish modus operandi, as well…
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by Irmin Vinson IN HIS ANALYSIS of Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s production of Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) Michael Polignano mentions that “desecrating Wagner … is something of an industry in post-World War II Germany.” The recent Stuttgart version of Wagner’s…
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News

Sometimes the least educated have better sense and taste than the miseducated. CLEANERS AT A museum in Italy threw away one of the exhibits thinking it was mess left over from a party on Friday night. (ILLUSTRATION: This is what the installation used to look like…) The empty champagne bottles,…
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Classic Essays

TOM WOLFE has written an entertaining and ironic précis of the American art scene from 1945 to 1975, which he predicts will go down in history as the age of the Painted Word. This is also the title of his new book (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which further predicts that the painters and paintings …
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