Grand Central Cafe, Girl in a Blue Skirt — Sally Storch

Grand Central Cafe, Girl in a Blue Skirt, 2006 by Sally Storch (b. 1952)

Unholy Union —  Francisco Goya

Unholy Union, c. 1801–3 or c. 1813–19 by Francisco Goya (1746-1828)

American Summer 2020 — Cristina BanBan

American Summer 2020, 2020 by Cristina BanBan (b. 1987)


Help II — William Crutchfield

Help II, 1972 by William Crutchfield (1932-2015)

Coward — Kazimir Malevich

Coward, 1913 by Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935)

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No. VII — Cy Twombly

No. VII, 1974 by Cy Twombly (1928-2011)

The Hitchhiker — Robert Gwathmey

The Hitchhiker 1937, by Robert Gwathmey (1903 – 1988)

Drivers Notice: Are That Mr. Mushroom and Badger the Mad Warlock — Davor Gromilovic

Drivers Notice: Are That Mr. Mushroom and Badger the Mad Warlock, 2021 by Davor Gromilovic (b. 1985)

The Brewery and Paper Mill — Ely Charles Byrd

The Brewery and Paper Mill by Ely Charles Byrd (1916–2018)

Lunch — George Tooker

Lunch, 1964 by George Tooker (1920-2011)

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Under the Influence of Poison — Sanam Khatibi 

Under the Influence of Poison, 2018 by Sanam Khatibi (b. 1979)

The Robing of the Bride. The title of one of Max Ernst’s most mysterious paintings | J.G. Ballard

The Robing of the Bride.

The title of one of Max Ernst’s most mysterious paintings. An unseen woman is being prepared by two attendants for her marriage, and is dressed in an immense gown of red plumage that transforms her into a beautiful and threatening bird. Behind her, as if in a mirror, is a fossilized version of herself, fashioned from archaic red coral. All my respect and admiration of women is prompted by this painting, which I last saw at Peggy Guggenheim’s museum in Venice, stared at by bored students. Leaving them. I strayed into a private corridor of the palazzo, and a maid emerging through a door with a vacuum cleaner gave me a glimpse into a bedroom overlooking the Grand Canal. Sitting rather sadly on the bed was Miss Guggenheim herself, sometime Alice at the surrealist tea-party, a former wife of Max Ernst and by then an old woman. As she stared at the window I half-expected to see the bird costume on the floor beside her. She was certainly entitled to wear it.

From The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard

Side View of a Bull’s Head — Joseph Highmore

Side View of a Bull’s Head by Joseph Highmore (1692-1780)

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  1. The Slynx, Tatyana Tolstoya
  2. Nazi Literature in the Americas, Roberto Bolaño
  3. Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler
  4. Telluria, Vladimir Sorokin
  5. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  6. The Cities of Red Night, William S. Burroughs
  7. Harrow, Joy Williams
  8. Love in the Ruins, Walker Percy
  9. The Hospital Ship, Martin Bax
  10. Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven, Antoine Volodine
  11. Carmen Dog, Carol Emshwiller

Reification #80 — Dario Maglionico 

Reification #80, 2021 by Dario Maglionico (b. 1986)