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Altered art book: page 20 continued again

Posted in ART, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2009 by echostains

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page20

Continuing with page 20 in my altered art book.  ‘The phrase ‘Little bastard’ were Googled (because I hadn’t got a clue why I had chosen them, it was ages ago…)  This yielded the interesting fact that James Dean’s car was called this!  Dean of course is an icon, a rebel without a cause who died young.

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warhol-1985-rebel-without-a-casue-james-dean-silkscreen-print

 Andy Warhol  (1927 -87) was a real icon worshipper (and sometimes maker).  amongst those he immortalised were Marilyn Munroe .  Elvis, and Jackie O.  But film stars weren’t the only people who got the Warhol treatment.  The Electric  chair, even the humble soup tin provided fodder for Warhol, disproving his point about   the alotted 15 minutes of fame, as these still live on.

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Dean and Munroe had a reputation for stomping off set, turning up late and generally being difficult, which fits in nicely to the chosen words –

Then high heels across the hallway and kitchen, then the door clicked shut..

He stared at her and stomped off up the road….

This book is getting harder and harder to do, and I haven’t even completed the first chapter yet lol!

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Altered art book: page 20 James Dean arrives

Posted in ART, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , on March 6, 2009 by echostains

page20

 

page20

Continuing with my altered art book, the words that were chosen were;

‘Little bastard!’

Then high heels across the hallway and kitchen, then the door clicked shut..

He stared at her and stomped off up the road….

Again, WHY THOSE PARTICULAR WORDS?  What was I thinking of when I chose them?  The answer is lost in time and I have to work with the present, in the present…and I have my work cut out so I had better sharpen those scissors eh!

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page20-detail

Stumped, I turned to Google and typed in ‘Little Bastard’, the result was surprising!

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spyder porshe -james-dean

This was the actor James Dean’s racing car.  Well you learn something new every day.  The story about the car, his death and story are fascinating: read here!  I suppose judging by the sheer randomness of this, and the moodiness of the text (stomping off etc), James Dean or to be more generic, icons will be the theme of this page.

 

To be continued