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Paul Laffoley’s Architectonic Thoughtforms

Artist Paul Laffoley is kicking off 2013 with a show at New York's Kent Gallery before heading to London's Hayward Gallery and The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Once labeled as an "outsider artist," Laffoley is achieving the kind of recognition that many "mainstream" artists (whatever they are) can only dream of. We paid tribute to him in our classic TV series over a decade ago: Taken from DisinfoTV on DVD. Subscribe to Disinformation's YouTube channel.
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Free Exclusive: Clark, A Gonzomentary

Clark: A Gonzomentary“This lunatic ‘Clark’ has Adonis DNA in his veins,” —Charlie Sheen

“This movie is a complete trainwreck. And I mean that in the best way imaginable.”  —Entertainment Weekly

Clark: A Gonzomentary explores the struggles of Clark, an outsider artist who struggles to gain a following for his phallic art series, “Body.”

The fourth wall is broken in about a thousand pieces as the documentarian himself is pulled into the nightmarish downward spiral that concludes this psychedelic-soaked commentary on art in a capitalistic society.

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Chewing Gum Art Found Sticking To England’s Streets

Photo: DisillusionedBitterandKnackered (CC)

Photo: DisillusionedBitterandKnackered (CC)

One man’s flavorless gum becomes another man’s art, thanks to Ben Wilson. You can view some of his chewing gum art here. The New York Times reports:

When first exposed to the art of Ben Wilson, or to Mr. Wilson in the act of creating it, people tend to respond with some degree of puzzlement.

“When I first saw one, I thought it was a fruit sticker,” said Matt Brasier, who was walking through this north London suburb the other day.

A woman named Vassiliki, who was passing by, said that when she came upon Mr. Wilson, prone and seemingly inert on the sidewalk, “I thought he wasn’t very well.” She added: “I was like, ‘What is he doing?’ And they told me: ‘He’s painting the chewing gum.’ ”

That is exactly what he was doing. Mr. Wilson, 47, one of Britain’s best-known outsider artists, has for the last six years or so immersed himself in a peculiar passion all his own: he paints tiny pictures on flattened blobs of discarded chewing gum on the sidewalks of London.

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