Friday, October 25, 2013


The man in the Champion shirt seems controlled by demons of consumption telling him to buy, buy, buy. 1980s.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Truly sorrowful?

Women apparently grieving carry a box. Or is their mourning all an act? The woman right appears to be pretending, and behind her another woman clearly is smiling. Perhaps they're college friends staging a mock funeral. Or it's a real funeral for a pet.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Circles and squares

On this old wood game board, an explosion of more than 300 squares pushes against four pockets of 15 circles.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bill Farma and Ed Hannula, and the shadow of the tree

On a chilly March day in Waukegan in 1948, someone who knew Bill and Ed photographed them as they passed the shadow of the tree.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hole in his head

Recycled metal pot turned into a scarecrow-like head by George Kornegay, an artist who created two environments near Selma, Ala. The head was nailed atop a fence post covered by a man's shirt.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pretty pretty pretty

Someone pined for Frances Maniscalco. Pretty is written twice on the front and once on the back of this unmailed real photo postcard. Her lips are embellished with ink.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Is that smile a mask?

Child-size, aluminum with a riveted nose. Something different for Halloween.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Finger missing

A naive drawing on hospital paper by Emitte Hych (d. 2009), who lived in Illinois after moving from Mississippi. He was 100 or close to it when he died.