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Monday, October 24, 2011

Brion Gysin says:

"Language is an abominable misunderstanding which makes up a part of matter. The painters and the physicists have treated matter pretty well. The poets have hardly touched it. In March 1958, when I was living at the Beat Hotel, I proposed to Burroughs to at least make available to literature the means that painters have been using for fifty years. Cut words into pieces and scramble them. You'll hear someone draw a bow-string. Who runs may read, To read better, practice your running. Speed is entirely up to us, since machines have delivered us from the horse. Henceforth the question is to deliver us from that other so-called superior animal, man. It's not worth it to chase out the merchants: their temple is dedicated to the unsuitable lie of the value of the Unique. The crime of separation gave birth to the idea of the Unique which would not be separate. In painting, matter has seen everything: from sand to stuffed goats. Disfigured more and more, the image has been geometrically multiplied to a dizzying degree. A snow of advertising could fall from the sky, and only collector babies and the chimpanzees who make abstract paintings would bother to pick one up."

- Brion Gysin 'Cut-Ups: A Project for Disastrous Success'

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Untitled (For our sins we. . . )

Untitled (For our sins we...)2011, mixed media on paper

Single Family Home/Cry Havoc

Single Family Home/Cry Havoc, 2011, mixed media on paper

Gorilla Gorilla/NOLALALA

Gorilla Gorilla/NOLALALA, 2010, mixed media on paper

Shirt of a Dead Man

Shirt of a Dead Man, 2009, cotton shirt and spray paint


Ai, 2011, Graphite on Travertine Tiles with Wooden Base, and Acrylic Magnifier

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MS Paint doodles

A collection of little doodles and sketches. MS Paint is so underrated.
(All image copyright of Richard Legendre.)

Monday, January 10, 2011


Very very very sorry about the picture quality on these. I figured I might as well post some sketches considering how long it has been since I've posted anything.