Zizek Meets Abercrombie & Fitch
The New Yorker has rediscovered a 2003 Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue which reveals that the editorial team invited contemporary critical theorist Slavoj Zizek to comment on the photos they had prepared.
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Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)
Original on top, later version below
"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’
The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.
A little gem from the ever educational Wall Street Journal
It’s been a long, long time
You’ll never know how many dreams
I’ve dreamed about you
Or just how empty they all seemed without you
bad and naughty children get put in The Pear Wiggler to atone for their crimes
you’re brushing your teeth when suddenly your mint toothpaste tastes like eggs. do you
a) power through and continue brushing
b) wash your mouth out
c) go to your fridge and get out the eggs and bite one to see if it tastes minty