Sunday, January 4, 2009

Poetry and primates collide

Poetry is kicking 2009 off primate style. The cover of their January 2009 issue features art by Alvaro Barrios. The piece, "Five Readymades (Belle Haleine, Eau de Violette)," was part of a 2008 exhibition at Nohra Haime Gallery in New York. I'm not sure what the title means, though my wife said it seemed to be about good breath and violet perfume. Barrios has several pieces that have Tintin and Milou, his trusty fox terrier sidekick, getting clobbered in various ways.

1 comment:

Danielle LaVaque-Manty said...

My husband saw this picture and said, "Wow! That's from Tintin and the Black Island." And then something about the story it comes from being about Scotland. (He's from Finland and grew up reading Tintin.) We've just send the link to your blog to a friend who said she said she almost had a heart attack when a monkey jumped on her while she was in Bali last week.