Cross for the Unforgiven by Houston artist Mel Chin: AK-47 assault rifles (cut and welded), via gaksdesigns. From the artist:
Cross for the Unforgiven was made in 2003. Asked for eight AK-47s from the local country store. They asked, “What youens gonna do, start a War?” I responded there was one going on already and I was going to make a sculpture. Deathly silence followed but they figured a way for me to purchase all eight that day.
[…] the Kalashnikovs, a new International Symbol of Resistance to the West, formed this Maltese Cross from times of the Crusades, now eternally welded in opposition.
Klaus Kinski (October 18, 1926 – November 23, 1991) starring in what may be the greatest photo I’ve seen this week
Kinski in a bed of gun and dog tongue. Now try to sleep tonight.
Provocative and disturbing and memorable art by Mr. Ted Vasin of San Francisco via hifructosemag:
Ted Vasin’s “Poison Bliss”
Multi-media artist Ted Vasin’s blog (http://tedvasin.com/blog/) looks to be evidence photos of a person on a hallucinatory bender; a mix of electronic equipment, newspaper/magazine clippings, wires, medical marijuana, dildos, and art supplies. While that’s fun and all, it wouldn’t be worth investigating or mentioning if the end result wasn’t such a fantastic body of provoking art works. Vasin’s mix of graphite and acrylics creates a startling swirl of imagery, iconography and bursts of color. Combine that with his vertigo-like points of view and you’ll find pure uncut Vasin magic. I still wouldn’t suggest that he date your daughter though. Take a look at Ted Vasin’s latest work, “Poison Bliss” just opening at 101/exhibit (http://www.101exhibit.com/) in Miami.