Tag Archives: LA

10 Greatest Anti-Art Suicides (Before Mike Kelly)

The news that LA art scenester Mike Kelly just topped himself led me to wonder whether in ten years time he’d make anyone’s list of best ever anti-art suicides. Was his death a resolute ‘NO’ to capitalist exploitation? Or was … Continue reading

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Grainger & Trina, 2 Ladbroke Grove hipsters of the 1960s…

Two names that come up frequently when I’m looking at the real hip scene of the 1960s are Malcolm Drake AKA Grainger and Trina Simmonds. Their names even appear from time to time in print but to date the semi-official … Continue reading

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