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After the Hysteria Dies, What Rough Beast Slouches Towards Bethlehem To Be Born? The Answer Might Surprise You.

“Post-Modernism” as a virus


Its Hour Come Round at Last:

Richard Bledsoe “The Calendar” acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”

They say great minds think alike.

When I saw the Ace of Spades HQ recently referenced a certain poem by William Butler Yeats as a pithy headline, I recognized we were surfing the same wave of zeitgeist. “The Second Coming” has haunted me for decades, and it’s hard not to recognize its relevance as we navigate the uncharted waters of the Woo Han Hoopla Hysteria.  (FYI I know that place name is misspelled. It’s an attempt to circumvent the censorious Silicon Curtain filters. You know they’re doing it).

The Second Coming by WB Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is…

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Tally This Banana

It was the zany story of the week. A prank so dumb, it was like it was tailor-made for Morning Zoo DJs.

At the glitzy swap meet of Miami Basel, a contemporary artist offered a banana duct taped to a wall for $120,000.00. The punchline is, somebody bought it.

This is about the only scenario when contemporary art gains mass media traction: when something stupid sells for lots of money. Then it becomes a snarky variation on a human interest story.

The fruit is a big hit. It’s called “Comedian,” which is a valid accusation. It was an edition of 3, and the whole bunch sold, each with their genuine certificate of authenticity. A performance artist tried to hitch his wagon to this star by eating the banana. He was not arrested for the art theft. A crisis was averted when piece was reinstalled by simply…

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The Difference Between Ordinary People and Models…

Currently on view at  The National Arts Program at  VCU Medical Center -  Group Exhibit, Gateway Building August 1 - Sept. 8, 2016

Currently on view at
The National Arts Program at
VCU Medical Center –
Group Exhibit, Gateway Building
August 1 – Sept. 8, 2016

Sure…It’s a “Masterpiece!”

Tomorrow Night RVA –
Facebook Event Page
May 2, 2014 – June 30, 2014

Composition House

Richmond VA Art Walk, May 2, 2014 This and other cartoon masterpieces
open this Friday in RVA
9WG Studios

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Who Cares What You Think?

Composition House

RVA cartoonists Bromley and Bowles Comic Art and Fine Art meet HEAD-ON!
the return of Art in Shambles
9WG Studios
May 2, 2014 Opening Reception
First Friday Artwalk, Richmond VA

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Broadway Mumbo Jumbo

this Friday night, May 2, 2014 if you are in Richmond!

Composition House

seeing is not believing! Accept No Substitutes…
Prepare for the Art in Shambles
exhibit at 9WG Gallery in Richmond, VA
May, 2014

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They Say He Suffered For His Art

Reminder to Richmond Residents –
Exhibit opens May 2, 2014 @5-8pm!
9WG Studios

Composition House

art gallery You don’t have to suffer…
Join us at 9wG Studios this May 2, 2014!

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