Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Theorists and Bears

(Jacques Derrida with Bear, right)

I suppose this falls under the category of Too Bizarre Not to Share. Gordon Lester is "an untrained conceptual artist," which description usually places someone high on my most wanted list. But, on his biography page, he claims that he "hates cats and hippies." That's better.

His series of portraits entitled "Exit, Pursued by a Bear" is strangely hypnotic (maybe due to the demented nursery music playing over it).

As explained here:
His series "Exit, Pursued by a Bear" is based on a stage direction from The Winter's Tale (3.3.57), perhaps the most famous stage direction in English drama. Portraits of figures from "high" literary and critical theory are placed within this imaginary Shakespearean context.
(Via Light Reading)


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