Monday, October 23, 2006

Victorian Illustrators

Unknown Illustrator.

Laurence Housman (1893)

John Leech

Louis Wain (1892)

Artist known as G.S. (1860's)

Friday, October 20, 2006


Wonderful photograph by Herman Leonard.
Clockwise: Billy Bauer, Eddie Safranski, Charlie Parker and Lennie Tristano.

You can hear a rare 50 years old interview:Saxophonist Paul Desmond have a conversation with Charlie Parker. Phil Schapps presents it:
CLICK (30min. Real player)
-All the copyrights belong to their rightful owners-

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Homage to an Unknown Artist

These are frames from Jacques Rivette's "Paris Nous Appartient" (Shot in 1957, released in 1961) I don't know who drew the pictures in the walls of "Phillip Kaufman's" (Daniel Crohem) room but I love them...They are almost fifty years old and look incredibly contemporary.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Dave McKean

Grillo and McKean in Rome in December 2004
Dave McKean gave me this book and I found with surprise, delight and great honour that he wrote a dedication to me!!...
The meeting of Bradbury and McKean is extraordinary and this book is excellent...I urge you to get it immediately at your local bookseller or through the net!
-The copyright of these works belong to their rightful owners.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Beirut,July 2006

This extraordinary photograph by Kevork Djansezian of Beirut being bombed appeared today in The Independent Sunday Review.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Paul Klee

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Carlos Raquel Rivera (Puerto Rico, 1923-1999)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Two Maestros

Menchi Sábat and André Francois at the latter's studio in the early nineties


Patoruzú's first issue, from November 1936

By Dante Quinterno (Bs. As. 1909-2003) "Patoruzu" was one of the most influencial magazines published in Argentina...Patoruzú was a wonderful character, an innocent and noble Patagon Indian. "Upa En Apuros" (1942), an animated Patoruzú short, remains a classic of Latin American animation. Art Babbit told me he had been an animation adviser for it.