Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Life Art In Life

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

Prisoner art..

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 tours - brilliant scheme

and fairground art..

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.



Blogger Scarlett the Heavenly Healer said...

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

1:21 pm  
Blogger Mondo said...

The airbrush art reminds of 70s Californian custom cars/vans..

I'm a mild fan of mural art - There's a bizarre one City Corner Cafein Petticoat Lane, and the curry cafe Sweet and Spicy on brick Lane has one of Asian wrestlers in, well, snug-fit pants..

2:16 pm  
Blogger Mondo said...

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2:18 pm  
Blogger Mondo said...

Bigger version here just in case you fancy it for desktop wallpaper..and is that Fatboy Slim in the prison painting..

2:20 pm  
Blogger Momentary Madness said...


3:26 pm  
Blogger dh said...

Check out Russian sausage art.

9:47 pm  
OpenID blackwatertown said...

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.

12:15 am  
OpenID blackwatertown said...

And, if you're interested in prison art etc - check out
(Nothing to do with me. Dean Stalham is the man.)

12:19 am  
Blogger Arabella said...

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.
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!

2:43 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

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.

Mr Mondo Bongo - yes - it's all great - cheers for the links they are fab

Momodarling - yeah - real life trip type stuff

Darling Dickley - yack a lacka! That is well..very sausagey

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!

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

11:05 pm  
Blogger FirstNations said...

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

7:55 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

HRH Firstness - I missed you too xxx

9:22 am  
OpenID 6p00d8341c8bbb53ef said...

I propose a mashup of russian mafia prisoner fairground art!

6:29 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

Ivan - that is you isn't it? Yes - I couldn't agree more.

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