Archive for June, 2013

The new is not revealed to those whose eyes are fastened in worship upon the old


When was the last time you were greeted with an image that sets the hairs on the back of your neck on end? I spend a lot of time looking for things, looking at things, I like to see things I’ve never seen before. It can be anything, so long as it’s coming from somewhere and inspired. Sometimes I find myself bored, dismissive when nothing seems to hit the spot. I went to see Baz Lurhmans ‘The Great Gatsby’ today which is a case in point. I thought the story very sad and everything very beautiful but hmm not as mind blowing as I was expecting, perhaps its the era its set in, I’m never keen on the 20’s style. Poor Gatsby’s house was a bit of a horror. Anyway, I was stopped in my tracks the other day when I had my attention bought to Toilet Paper magazine. Have you seen it before? This erotic, spine-tingling magazine is the lovechild of infamous image-makers Maurizio Cattelan, my favourite artist, and Pierpaolo Ferrari, and is one of the most unique publications being created today. In its published hardback form it is not cheap starting at £50 back issues go into the 100’s, well worth it if you can afford it.

If not the website is as eye opening, insane, inspiring, original as any you are going to find today. If you are familiar with Maurizio Cattelan’s work you’ll know what kind of road you’re going to be driven down but if you don’t I almost envy you getting to see it all for the first time.