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.

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Joyeux Quatorze Juillet

Peter Combe, A TRUE LOVE UNVEILED (AVENUE DE TOURVILLE), 2011

My toast to Bastille Day, a little Pariscentric anagram.

SociallyInept(dot)com

Posted in advertising, appropriation, Collage, Photography by petercombe on June 22, 2011

Don’t you tire of those Sponsored ads seen to the right of your Facebook profile page? Those intriguing thumbnail images that pique one’s interest – then once clicked, are nowhere to be found? 

Today I saw the recurring East Bay Bucket List Facebook Sponsord ad (below right) and immediately recognized one of Swiss artist Beni Bischof‘s artworks (below left), “HANDICAPED CAR” (verschiedene Formate, 2008/09). What on earth does that image have to do with with the East Bay Bucket List and 365 things to do in the East Bay right now? The cheesy site (Livingsocial[ly].com) misleads by scouring my photos and photos of my friends on Facebook to sell their product which in turn have nothing to do with the product being sold.

Update: ArtFagCity picked this up today –  Massive Links! Matthew Collins’ Fuck-You Art Writers | Jerry Saltz Tweet Watch | Peter Combe fingers East Bay Bucket List

Peter Combe, canT afFORD, 2011

Peter Combe, canT afFORD, (TOM FORD), 2011


@ Dior



Peter Combe, 2011

Top, Dire @ Dior

Center, John Galliano more

Bottom, DisMisseD

John Galliano Fired From Dior >

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 >

Mubarak Resigns

Posted in Art, Graphic Design, I appropriate, Peter Combe Art, Peter Combe Design, social media, t-shirts by petercombe on February 11, 2011

Peter CombeWalk Like an Egyptian, 2010 (proposed T-Shirt design © Peter Combe)

(Reuters) – A furious wave of protest finally swept Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.

Social media has certainly contributed to Egypt’s fight for democracy and Mubarak’s resignation.

I had been working on the above design for the past few days with the hopes of producing a T-Shirt that would raise money for a charity whose aim was to help those in Egypt who have been displaced or put through increased financial hardship due to the past 3 weeks of unrest .

ig•nis mu•bar•ak•u•us

Posted in All is not as it seems., appropriation, Art, Cairo, Photography, Wordsworth, WTF? by petercombe on February 10, 2011

ig•nis mu•bar•ak•u•us |igˈnəs moōbärˈæk’ū-əs|

noun (plural igˈnəs moōbärˈæk·u·i /ˈigˈnəs moōbärˈæk’o͞oˌī/),

something deceptive or deluding (on a grand scale).

adjective,

used to describe the narcissistic & delusional dictator’s trait of (preoccupation with) chasing rainbows.

gut feeling,

also known as externating one’s inner disgust.

early 21st century: modern Latin, derived  from dictator Hosni Mubarak’s spotting of Cairo’s rainbow filled sky & his ‘WTF?’ Feb,  10,  2011 speech for Egypt.

see also: ignis fatuus (ig·nis fat·u·us)

Peter Combe, La chaussure par Lanvin

Posted in appropriation, Art, Collage, digital Collage, I appropriate, Photography by petercombe on November 19, 2010

Peter Combe, La chaussure par Lanvin, 2010 (édition)

Melinda Gibson

Posted in Art, Collage, Photography by petercombe on October 8, 2010

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