Wednesday, November 30, 2011


drawings in the endpapers of That's What Friends Are For by Florence Parry Heide & Sylvia Worth Van Clief, Four Winds Press, 1968

Monday, November 28, 2011


Spirit Message, 1843, Anonymous
(one more from) Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings and Gift Songs, The Drawing Center and UCLA Hammer Museum, 2001

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Carlo Zinelli

Deux carrés blancs avecs maisons et personnages, 1957-58 / Horlages sur fond de "petits prêtres", 1962 / "Bouteilles jaunes" et "petits prêtres", 1960 / Ensemble de formes noires sur fond blanc, 1963 / Visage d'homme and Viseage aux pommettes pointues, 1957-58 / Personnage orange avec nid sur un chapeau pointu (detail), 1967 / Michael Noble and Carlo Zinelli in studio, 1962
from Carlo Zinelli, Somogy Editions d'Art, Paris, 2003 (French language)

(Carlo Zinelli 1916-1974)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The Mouse Museum / The Ray Gun Wing: Two Collections/Two Museums by Claes Oldenburg, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1978

In Oldenburg's words, "the Ray Gun stands for vision, the power of 'seeing through walls,' i.e. the artist's supposed capacity to discover reality. The slogan connected with it is: 'Annihilate, illuminate,' or to be transformed by revelation, knowledge. The Ray Gun Wing is a celebration of the right angle form... -from the introduction by Judith Russi Kirshner

Monday, November 21, 2011


from The Muffin Fiend by Daniel Pinkwater, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, NY, 1986

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Derek Sullivan (2 of 52)

More Young Americans and Seasonal Allergies by Derek Sullivan, The Power Plant, Toronto, 2011
2 of 52 titles comprising the work Albatross Omnibus, each published in an edition of 28 copies. (thanks to MML and PVK for sending me these.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

twigs and branches

from Whittling Twigs and Branches by Chris Lubkermann, Fox Chapel Publishing, 2002 (expanded edition combining two of the author's self-published books)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Figure Eight and Oval with Reversing Cut-Offs

from Custom-Line Layouts for HO Scale Railroads by John H. Armstrong & Thaddeus Stepek, Atlas Tool Co., Hillside, NJ, 1957 (1982)

Monday, November 14, 2011


more from Family Fun: Things to make, do, and play by Susan Stranks, Barron's Educational Series, NY, 1979


one more from Neill & Summerhill: A Man and His Work , Penguin Educational Special, Penguin Books, 1969

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Einfarar í íslenskri myndlist

Ásgeir Emilsson's house in Seyðisfjörð / Oskar Magnusson and Blómey Stefánsdóttir with their woven portrait of Joseph Stalin (late 1970's) / Eggert Magnússon, A Falconer in Hamburg, 1984 / Ísleifur Konráðsson, Hofgardar, The farmstead of a Saga-period settler, 1962 / Gunnar Gudmundsson and Guðmunda Jónsdóttir's living room / Stefan Jonsson of Möðrudalur, Sheep of Mount Herdubreid, 1982 / Grima, Leaf boats (no date)
from Naive and Fantastic Art in Iceland, Adalsteinn Ingólfsson, Iceland Review, Reykjavik, 1989 (previously)

This one goes to Will Schofield of 50Watts (formerly A Journey Round My Skull). Stopping Off Place was recently honoured with a two part feature on Will's mindbending blog. See his selection of the best of Stopping Off Place in Black & White and Colour. Thanks!