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Art imitating art not imitating life

Posted on 2006.02.27 at 13:49
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: The Yardbirds - Dazed And Confused
Lileks did a really great (as usual) bit on the work of Art Frahm, a little known pin-up artist of days gone by. There is also a photoset on Flickr in which many of these drawings are recreated with live models, although generally ones of the goth/punk variety, just to give it a modern twist.
I wonder about Mr. Frahm. Did he realize that he had a bizarre and, for the most part, physically unlikely fetish? How much of his day was occupied with thoughts of these most unlikely situations? I am sure he never came across anything like this in real life, but what about the other recurring elements? Tiny dogs? Celery? Spilled groceries? Did seeing one of those things set him off on a frenzy of obsessing about his favorite subject? What do you think?


metalclarinet at 2006-02-28 05:11 (UTC) (Link)
Well, i certainly appreciate the opportunity to note a well turned bottom. But check out what she is holding. One arm cradles a mop and maybe a broom. The grocery sack looks like it has celary (or a duster?) and a toilet plunger.

Here is another way to see clothes disappearing. These are the x-ray glasses as advertised in Comic books when I was a kid, updated for the internet. Be sure to left click.
theservant at 2006-02-28 16:08 (UTC) (Link)
I think that given the nature of the aesthetic it is definitely celery.
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