Work 389; When All the Affairs are Done


When all the Affairs are Done  (an archetype)
© 2010 Michael St. Mark

Elderly but smart French tourist
Beer garden, Rye.

For lost loves – who couldn’t have cared less about love

Oh yes she’s used up her average  female quota of ” 35 miles of man thrusts” ( citation required ) –  and more, much more.

Ahhh, those “sexciting” seemingly endless disco-swinging 1960s, 70s, 80s, even 90s I may recall..

alas nowadays, she daily notes, are reduced to
luscious toyboys  – even a choosy gigolo,

just the once.

This then, the inevitable residual end-stage psychological stasis, an engorged and highly voluminous
tangled memory prison 
of interminable sexual / emotional past “romances ” with the obligatory accompanying infidelities  – each boyfriend, naturally though, “the special one”;
binding her mind as if with
English pub patio chair cast iron strength.

A suffocating sense of emptiness and past void- that seemingly interminably long and, in social reality, lonesome end..


Links thematically to Work 719 from 2014 ” The Shutters of Love


Work 388 … Tarmac TV



Tarmac TV
c. Dingo 2010

( Found road work, signed in seaweed and dog shadow pebble by Dingo.
Rye Harbour May 2010 )

New Dada artist Dingo ” Putting the extra in the ordinary ” TM
” Seeing the extra in the ordinary” TM

Flash and Grab Art Robbery; Dead Dali Dada

London Dada resurrect a piece of playful DADA anti art ( Work 152 from Dec 2005, click on Archive above ), taken (stolen) using prohibited (flash) photography from within the dark confines of ” Dali Universe”, then located on the South Bank, London.

We accept Salvador Dali’s stated invitation ( actually printed by Dali Universe heirs on the mount below the miniature  ) to steal the famous surrealist’s ideas in the spirit in which it was offered by the artist and claim this to therefore be a genuine ( world’s first )  posthumous art collaboration and with the tacit approval of Dali himself given before his death.

The actual work is in the form of a one-off photo print, 20 X 25cms, mounted, framed and signed with a copy of Salvador Dali’s common art signature alongside that of Michael St.Mark.

Dead Dali Dada – a posthumous collaboration
by Salvador Dali and Michael St. Mark c. 2005


Scene of the flash & grab art theft, the Dali Universe in 2005.
Link to the 2005 post

“Dead Dali Dada” POA

– Art Axis.


Links to various other London Dada Dali-themed Works..

Work No. 416; The Guild of Cracked Artists III “Dali Cracked” ( 2010 )
Work No. 735; Salvador Dali Dark Pixel IV (2015)