a tale of a few cities

Visual AIDS, Postcards From the Edge, NYC

I am in such good company here – who doesn’t  recognize a Marilyn Minter when they see one?

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS.

Postcards From the Edge is a unique fundraiser where each of the 1,500+ postcard-sized artworks are uniformly priced at only $85.00. All works are displayed anonymously, with the artis’s identity revealed only after the work is purchased. Featuring artworks by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, John Waters, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Polly Apfelbaum, Adam Fuss, Kiki Smith, John Baldessari, Louise Fishman, Ross Bleckner, Barry McGee, Kay Rosen, Marcel Dzama, Jonathan Lasker, Mary Heilmann, Louise Lawler, Bill Jensen, Jane Hammond, Ann Hamilton, Hans Haacke, William Wegman, Kate Shepherd, Zoe Leonard, Jack Pierson, Lawrence Weiner, Pat Steir, Thomas Woodruff and over 1450 others.

There will be a Preview Party Friday, January 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Benefit Sale of postcard-sized art begins on Saturday, January 7th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday, January 8th from Noon until 4 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit VisualAIDS.

My Submission to Postcards from the Edge, NYC

Peter Combe, Damien Hirst at SFMOMA, 2011 

Above is my submission to Postcards from the Edge, NYC. When I saw Andy Bosselman’s photo of San Francisco based artist, Xiang Gao outside SFMOMA – I cracked up and knew I wanted to incorporate Damien Hirst‘s noggin.

Postcards from the Edge is an exhibit and benefit sale of over 1500 one-of-a-kind postcard-size works of art by established and emerging artists. All artworks at Postcards from the Edge benefit are exhibited anonymously. The works are signed on the back only and though viewers receive a list of all participating artists, they don’t know who created which piece until purchased.

Postcards from the Edge will be hosted at Cheim & Read from January 6-8, 2012

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue and supporting HIV+ artists.


Benetton is Back…

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet


My toast to Bastille Day, a little Pariscentric anagram.

John Stezaker, Whitechapel, London

Posted in appropriation, Art, Collage, cut & paste, London, Photography, Photomontage, surrealism by petercombe on February 22, 2011

I’m in London at the moment and am going to take my nieces to see John Stezaker at the White Chapel Gallery. I used to live in London and am happy to see that Whitechapel is situated in the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter. London’s East End now has the highest concentration of artists in Europe.

British artist John Stezaker is fascinated by the lure of images. Taking classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations, Stezaker makes collages to give old images a new meaning. By adjusting, inverting and slicing separate pictures together to create unique new works of art, Stezaker explores the subversive force of found images. Stezaker’s famous Mask series fuses the profiles of glamorous sitters with caves, hamlets, or waterfalls, making for images of eerie beauty.

More @ Whitechapel Gallery >


Posted in Art, Parallels, Photography, Photomontage by petercombe on September 10, 2010

top,Bert Stern, Marilyn Crucifix II, 1962 chromogenic print 43.5×43.5″
bottom,Elad Lassry, Red Cross, 2008, foil on C-print, 10.5×8.5″, unique


Mario Zoots

Posted in appropriation, Art, Collage, Photography, Photomontage by petercombe on September 1, 2010


Museum as Hub: The Bidoun Library Project

All is not as it seems.


L’altro tre…

Johan Rosenmunthe, OFF

Posted in Art, digital Collage, Photography, Photomontage by petercombe on July 1, 2010

Johan Rosenmunthe, OFF (the backpacker), 2009, Work in progress


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