even after I read that arty book on the
Black Dahlia killer
and found out how they were such close friends.
He was a twisted freak to be sure,
and I kinda already knew that,
but he was REALLY twisted apparently.
You should read that book if you already haven't.
I would do a post on it but it is so
Read it if you dare!!!
I am getting off point....
Looking at old auctions catalogs gets me going
"coulda woulda shoulda"
but this Man Ray sale in 1995,
"Property from the Estate of Juliet Man Ray,
the Man Ray Trust and the Family of Juliet Man Ray"
was one for the record books.
I have a friend who
scored big time at the sale.
Too bad I didn't trust my gut and pony up for at least one thing.
A sale like this comes up maybe once or twice a lifetime.
This is so so....
This one the same,
but a little better,
in a kitschy way.
I always wanted to make one.
Cool in brass too,
but harder to make...
The reason I like so many of these is that they make
I guess that is the point,
with that crazy weirdo surrealism and all....
I guess if I posted the titles,
that would help with the
But I like just looking sometimes.
The title of this one is
Who knew there was a Fuddrucker's in Paris???
This would be good for your
secret stash of blow.
Or your stolen lipstick collection.
Juliet must have been pretty cool too.
She kinda stays in the background.
Knowing the little I know,
I think Man Ray liked her for that.
Did she ever write a bio?
He loved her.
So much he put her in a box.
Kinda forced her into a box....
MR you are one twisted little puppy aren't you?
Like a phallic blue balls?
I just said balls....
I see a donkey that is flying while smoking a pipe.
The donkey is also stepping on a
That is what I see.
This would be great to look at while trying to fall asleep right?
I had chances to but at least 2 chess sets over the years,
but they were always so expensive.
They always sold though,
so who is the loser?
This reminds me of that Bruce Nauman piece....
This is nice.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Another lady in box....
I'm telling you,
if you read
these pieces start to take on a MUCH
than this old hillbilly never saw before....
He's starting to creep me out again....
Maybe I will do that Black Dahlia post tomorrow
These are matchbooks he decorated.
The estimate on this lot was 500-700 pounds.
I could have swung that in '95,
Mr. Coulda Shoulda Woulda....
This is the catalog.
If you ever see it,
It's FILLED with