London Dada Work No. 966; RedandBlackandRotund

(c) Michael St.Mark 2017

Part of the ” Everything’s One under the Sun” LD series
Another example of the fascinating role that chance plays in Dada, in fact a random choice was behind the very discovery of the word in 1916

.. and the very reason that spontaneous chance encounter urban /street / nature photography is the eminently suitable format to represent Dada’s contemporary 21st C. expression, in the hands of the keen-eyed artist of moral integrity, sensitivity and perception.

The Dadaist is convinced of the overall connection between all things and beings” – Hugo Ball, father of Dada


*NEW Damien Hirst scandal – the more new material he presents & attempts to pass off as his own creation, the more obvious becomes, in its stead, a crude parroting of other artists’ work and a depressing paucity of personal creative talent, not to mention loose moral compass in terms of apparently not feeling even mildly responsible or aware of the lifelong psychological damage inflicted on many of his often highly gifted and sensitive artist victims, to whom he offers not a shred of acknowledgement, rather, instead, dismissive put-downs laced with obscenities.

Damien Hirst’s hook line & sinker plagiarism of London Dada artist Dingo’s 2008 unique conceptual Work Loggius Fishious Extraordinarious – is no less than the blatant and cynical theft of both title and the very concept that forms the essential basis upon which every exhibit in his Venice show critically depends and for which Damien Hirst, the shameless brazen fraud and hypocrite, has the sheer nerve to accept plaudits and praise.
Dingo; not amused.
What’s in the look is a gift to U, Hirst – have a shot at what it might be

Work No. 965; U Bring Me Sunshine

U Bring Me Sunshine
Michael St.Mark 2017

Good old Eric, still adding vitamin D for delight to peoples’ lives 30 odd years on

Seafront memorial statue to the legendary comedian Eric Morecambe of Morecambe & Wise fame.
Morecambe (aptly enough), Lancs.

Open edition A4 signed print details tf.
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London Dada Works No. 964/964a; Prison / Street Smack Gouch Girl

(c) Michael St.Mark 2017

964a; Street Smack Gouching Girl
Michael St.Mark

The tragic sides of Shoreditch.

Curtain Road ( top ) and ( below ) on the nod under a flyover, near Shoreditch High Street.
Who knows what inner upheavals and unresolved conflicts caused them to seek peace and sanctuary in the wrong place, the path that leads to a self-created prison of pain, a world of hurt.
Childhood abuse >> low / no self-esteem? Self-imposed isolation from perceived or actual bodily / facial disfigurement and daily drip drip of demoralizing rejection by others over a lifetime? ( it happens ). Or mental illness from any of a variety of causes..
Tried to ask for her unique story, as with Hovis the Street Angel but the shutters were aggressively down.

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