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Young Lust (1971-1972)


The Young Lust Reader (1974) [Amazon.com]
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Young Lust is an underground comics anthology series co-founded by Bill Griffith and Jay Kinney.

Young Lust (1971-1972), an underground comics anthology series co-founded by Bill Griffith and Jay Kinney.

It featured stories and art by Bill Griffith, Jay Kinney, Art Spiegelman, “Pap Schmeer” (Landon Chesney), Roger Brand, Justin Green, Jim Osborne, Ned Sonntag, Spain Rodriguez, Nancy Griffith, R. Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, and Jay Lynch.

For more visuals see[1][2][3] (that last one is the best one).

From the back cover of its reader:

“Once you have experienced YOUNG LUST you’ll never be able to look at another “True Love Romances” in the eye again without cracking up. To have all three YOUNG LUSTS under one cover is almost too much to take!” – Ed Ward, City Magazine
“Occasionally something comes along that too good not to mention like YOUNG LUST, the series of mock-sexploitation comic books that parody perfectly the picaresque sexuality of teenage female cartoon fantasies!! – Howard Smith, Village Voice
“In this world there are three things we can be sure of debt, taxis and YOUNG LUST!!” – David Ossman, Firesign Theatre
“YOUNG LUST is almost impossible to read. You get halfway through the first story when suddenly you are rolling on the floor laughing your head off! Affords the whole family endless hours of pants-pissing entertainment!!” – Dean Latimer, East Village Other B&W

Wei Dong, and, Icon of Erotic Art #40

Chinese contemporary art is the most creative strain of contemporary art. I’ve previously featured work by Yue Minjun[1] and Liu Jianhua[2].

Over the past couple of days (an intensive browsing session) I find Wei Dong[3], who can best be described as the Chinese John Currin[4].

I could have discovered Dong in 2006 when Bait (2005) was featured on phantasmaphile[5] and in that same year when PonyXpress featured him[6], but I didn’t.

For those of you in NY, please visit the Nicholas Robinson Gallery and check Dong’s Playmate, (2008)[7].

Playmate is Icon of Erotic Art #40.

Cryptomnesia II

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He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons

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My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison

Songwriters sometimes subconsciously copy songs that they had heard a decade ago. In a few widely publicized cases, this has resulted in a lawsuit. In Bright Tunes Music v. Harrisongs Music, 420 F.Supp. 177 (SDNY 1976), Ronald Mack and his publisher successfully sued George Harrison for copying the melody of Mack’s composition “He’s So Fine[1]” into Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord[2]“. This finding was upheld on appeal in 1983 as ABKCO Music v. Harrisongs Music.

Cryptomnesia, or, concealed recollection

I stumbled upon the very interesting concept of cryptomnesia.

Cryptomnesia, or inadvertent plagiarism, is a memory bias whereby a person falsely recalls generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke, when the thought was actually generated by someone else. In these cases, the person is not deliberately engaging in plagiarism, but is rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.

Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung

Man and His Symbols (1964) by Carl Jung

The term cryptomnesia was first put forward by Carl Jung as concealed recollection in Man and His Symbols.

As explained expertly by Carl Jung, in Man and His Symbols,

“An author may be writing steadily to a preconceived plan, working out an argument or developing the line of a story, when he suddenly runs off at a tangent. Perhaps a fresh idea has occurred to him, or a different image, or a whole new sub-plot. If you ask him what prompted the digression, he will not be able to tell you. He may not even have noticed the change, though he has now produced material that is entirely fresh and apparently unknown to him before. Yet it can sometimes be shown convincingly that what he has written bears a striking similarity to the work of another author–a work that he believes he has never seen.”

Blind Pew by N.C. Wyeth

Blind Pew by N. C. Wyeth

Robert Louis Stevenson refers to an incident of cryptomnesia that took place during the writing of Treasure Island, and that he discovered to his embarrassment several years afterward:

I am now upon a painful chapter. No doubt the parrot once belonged to Robinson Crusoe. No doubt the skeleton is conveyed from Poe. I think little of these, they are trifles and details; and no man can hope to have a monopoly of skeletons or make a corner in talking birds. The stockade, I am told, is from Masterman Ready. It may be, I care not a jot. These useful writers had fulfilled the poet’s saying: departing, they had left behind them Footprints on the sands of time, Footprints which perhaps another — and I was the other! It is my debt to Washington Irving that exercises my conscience, and justly so, for I believe plagiarism was rarely carried farther. I chanced to pick up the Tales of a Traveller some years ago with a view to an anthology of prose narrative, and the book flew up and struck me: Billy Bones, his chest, the company in the parlour, the whole inner spirit, and a good deal of the material detail of my first chapters — all were there, all were the property of Washington Irving. But I had no guess of it then as I sat writing by the fireside, in what seemed the spring-tides of a somewhat pedestrian inspiration; nor yet day by day, after lunch, as I read aloud my morning’s work to the family. It seemed to me original as sin; it seemed to belong to me like my right eye.The Art of Writing

See also rediscovery, déjà vu, memory failure, false memory syndrome, confabulation, automatic writing, memory bias, memoir

Frank Gehry @70

Frank Gehry@70

Dancing House Prague by Frank Gehry by ccwrks

Dancing House, Prague by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić (photo by ccwrks)

Frank Gehry (born 28, 1929) is a Canadian-American starchitect based in Los Angeles, California, primarily associated with a strain of postmodern architecture, known as Deconstructivism.

His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions. Many museums, companies, and cities seek Gehry’s services as a badge of distinction, beyond the product he delivers.

His best known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in  Spain, Walt Disney Concert Hall in the United States, Dancing House in the Czech Republic, and his private residence in California, which jump-started his career, lifting it from the status of “paper architecture“, a phenomenon which many famous architects have experienced in their formative decades through experimentation almost exclusively on paper before receiving their first major commission in later years.

The Killing of America (1982) by Sheldon Renan

L’Aventure hippie brings The Killing of America

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“… a new breed of killer appeared …”

Above is the Charles Whitman episode, in 1966 he was the first instance of the “senseless killings” sniper variety.

Youtube has the whole film in parts at [1]

Here is another interesting episode, the case of Mark Essex:

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiU0Tc0EIwU]

“… three black snipers set fire to this hotel in dowtown New Orleans …”

The Killing of America (1982) is an American documentary film tracing the origins of gratuitous violence in the United States. Directed by Sheldon Renan and narrated by Chuck Riley, the film was written by Leonard Schrader and his wife Chieko Schrader, with music by W. Michael Lewis and Mark Lindsay.

It featured notorious multiple killers such as Tony Kiritsis, Ted Bundy, Mark Essex, David Berkowitz, Kenneth Bianchi, Mark Essex, Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Herbert Mullin and Charles Whitman.

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La Fontaine Anspach, Vismarkt, Brussels

La Fontaine Anspach was originally located at the Place de Brouckère. It was displaced to the Vismarkt. The monument is an hommage to Jules Anspach.

It was designed by Emile Janlet with the collaboration of Paul De Vigne, Julien Dillens, Godefroid Devreese and Pierre Braecke. Georges Houtstont did the ornaments.

One I forgot:

I hope they never “clean” this. No matter how dirty, I always prefer it to the restauration.

The hippie adventure

L'Aventure Hippie

L’Aventure hippie Jean-Pierre Bouyxou and Pierre Delannoy

Illustration by Gilbert Shelton and Dave Sheridan.

L’Aventure hippie is a French book written by Jean-Pierre Bouyxou and Pierre Delannoy. It subject matter is the birth of the sixties counterculture, with a special focus on French developments. It was first published at Plon in 1992, later editions at Editions du Lézard (1995 and 2000) and currently in print from the 10/18 collection.

Photos from the book

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The last issue of Suck Magazine

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Dennis Kitchen illu. to Weird Trips #1 (1972)

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Photo of Emmanuelle Arsan

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Print by Victor Moscoso

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Oh! Calcutta!

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To Katinaki from a Roland Lethem film

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Ultra Violet (photo Jacques Prayer)

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Early pre-Debord instance of “Ne Travaillez Jamais” quote

Photos from the shop where I bought the book.

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Daniel Torres

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unidentified poster

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Claude Gillot prints

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Berthet?

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Chinese furniture book

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Roland Topor poster

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Paul Mariat sleeve

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Cristina sleeve

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Lio sleeve (Pop Model)