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Art by Art – Mail Call 1958


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Why is she looking at us? We didn’t do anything. Unless, of course, these paintings are actually taken from an instruction manual for a race of telekenetic lechers.

This has all the standard unreality of Frahm-world, and then some – not only has her underwear deployed, but she’s dropped everthing – a package, mail, a narrow bottle of ketchup (whose trajectory indicates it passed through the side of the bag) and, of course, her purse.


It goes without saying, but there’s celery present!!


The leering man in this tableau is a kindly father figure who takes an innocent well-land’s-sake delight in her mishap, yet simultaneousyl feels his old dry kindling start to spark. Behind him (see above) is a rarity – another woman who observes the scene and laughs in sororal treachery.


I don’t know what the hell this is. Take-out from some joint that specialized in bloody dalmation meat, perhaps. As befits the curious physics of a Frahm painting, it’s hit the ground and spilled before anything else was halfway out of the bag.

From the wonderful
http://www.lileks.com/institute/frahm/art2.html

May 13, 2008 Posted by | Art Fahm, _ART, _CARTOON | Leave a comment

Art from Art Fahm

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This certainly happens everyday, doesn’t it?

This fine picture has all the classic elements of an Art Frahm underwear vs. gravity battle: public humiliation, hand in the crotch, a uniformed working man in close proximity, the open fallen purse (consult Freud for the actual meaning of that one), and, of course, celery.




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It does however have a brilliant conceit worthy of the Italian Renaissance: a mirror that adds an ironic twist!


Note how Frahm places the mirror and the driver’s eyes so that the driver is simultaneously able to look at the maiden’s crotch and breasts. Brilliant!

All thanks to http://www.lileks.com/institute/frahm/art1.html

May 12, 2008 Posted by | Art Fahm, _ART, _CARTOON | Leave a comment