Geek Mythology

September 30, 2009

New work 7

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Trouble in paradise.

Crayon on wood

September 27, 2009

Daniel Norgren

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Here is the great blues musician Daniel Norgren playing live at my art opening at galleri 66 under the bridge at St.Eriksplan. He played two sets. This is from the second one later at nite. He was sitting outside and had a huge crowd surrounding him. Man I swear this guy is one of the strongest live acts I’ve seen and he is just a one man band. I hope we can collaborate more in the future.

September 26, 2009

My best fiend.

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More on the Pakistani intelligence agencies (ISI) alleged support of the Taliban and their fight against US and NATO forces inside of Afghanistan. These accusations have later been denied by the Pakistani government.

September 25, 2009

“Basically any form of pleasure was outlawed.”

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What do you do when you ban photography but still want to have your picture taken? Watch this hilarious interactive essay with journalist and author Ahmed Rashid doing a voice over talking about how the Taliban used to get their photos taken “Gilbert and George” style. Weird, wild stuff.

September 22, 2009

“We are in effect waging a proxy contest against our own ally”

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This is a interesting talk given on the 17th of september at the New American Foundation about the situation on the ground in Afghanistan. Panel members are Steve Coll, the author of “Ghost Wars” and “The Bin Ladens”. Peter Bergen, international terrorism analyst and Rajiv Chandrasekaran author of “Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone”. There is a long introduction but the talk itself begins at around 08:55. Particularly interesting is when Steve Coll talks about US relations to Pakistan (at around 1:03), and how America is in effect in a proxy conflict with Pakistan in Afghanistan. Read more about that in this article from the Pakistani newspaper called Dawn. Link here: Dawn article

September 19, 2009

Still crazy after all these years

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Once again Iranian president Mahmoud Achmedinejad has called the holocaust a lie. He did it on friday at speech he gave in Iran at the end of an annual anti-Israel rally. He was quoted as saying: “This regime (Israel) will not last long. Do not tie your fate to it . This regime has no future. Its life has come to an end,”. He also claimed that the Western powers “launched the myth of the Holocaust. They lied, they put on a show and then they support the Jews”. The New York Times considered this “among his harshest statements on the topic.”

He has faced heavy opposition ever since he was fraudulently re-elected in june this year, when he ruthlessly cracked down on the opposition. After he prematurley proclaimed himself the winner hundreds of thousands of people started rioting. During this time all mobile phone communications where interrupted. 36 people where killed and hundreds more where sent into prisons where they suffered the usual treatment of torture and threats.

According to the New York Times:”Some prisoners say they watched fellow detainees being beaten to death by guards in overcrowded, stinking holding pens. Others say they had their fingernails ripped off or were forced to lick filthy toilet bowls.” Achmedinejad has bullied his own population into silence and now he takes the stage once again with his lunatic anti-semitic ranting. Kind of makes me think of that old Paul Simon tune:

September 18, 2009

New work 6

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Crayon on wood

September 17, 2009

New work 5

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Crayon on wood

September 15, 2009

My trip to Paris

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Napoleon Bonaparte, the emperor of the French, looking great on horseback.

Sean Lennon, son of Beatle John Lennon, now in some lame fashion ad in Paris. Oh the irony!

Random old French dude.

Random old Lion sculpture.

A bookstore dedicated to surrealism. How cool is that?!

Some waiters taking a break from work.

The painted dome in the Cupole restaurant.

They put these metal things on the sidewalks cause the French have a bad reputation of parking on them otherwise!

The Beat hotel where I stayed. William Burroughs had stayed here when he was finishing off the Naked Lunch. Allen Ginsberg also stayed here for a while.

Some Beatniks getting drunk back in the days.

Old painting of some French people having a wild ass party. I like it.

Schtroumpfette.

The shrine to the Virgin of Guadeloupe, the Mexican icon, inside of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Intricate sculptural work that lines the doorways into Notre Dame. Kinda reminds me of my work. How all these characters line up next to each other.

Just one of the MANY comic book stores I saw in Paris.

French Comics. They get really nerdy about comics over there.

Another night shot.

No drinking infront of girls in this park please.

No week end! Lets face it the French suck at English! LOL!

Me infront of the Sacred Heart basilica.

FISH!

Together with the great Polish artist Adam Nidzgorski. We have shown art together in the American group show “Internal Guidance Systems”. I met him at his show at the Halle Sainte Pierre in Paris. This guy is self-taught and used to work as a gym teacher in Tunisia. He told me about his correspondance with the late great artist Jean Dubuffet. Very interesting stuff.

Outside the Halle Sainte Pierre. This is a museum that shows art brut, visionary art, outsider art and naive art. Why dosent Stockholm have a place like this? Why is the Stockholm art scene so lame?

A bottlecap throne made by the prolific artist Mr.Imagination from America. He was also in the same show as Adam and I.

Bottle cap mania!

A Dior bag. It cost 1200 euro. It makes me think of what P.T. Barnum said: “There’s a sucker born every minute”.

The interior of the hotel that Oscar Wilde died in. This is an open space that goes all the way to the top and you have the rooms on all sides. Amazingly cool architecture.

Plus they had leopard skin rugs. Sweet!

Oscar Wildes face.

La Venus Noire. Thats an awesome name for a bar.

I wanted to buy this suit of Samurai armour at the flea market but unfortunatley it cost 9000 euro. I especially like the metal face mask that just covers the lower part of the face.

September 9, 2009

New work 4

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Crayon on wood 2009

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