The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Heretofore Unmentioned #74


Shepard Fairey

8 comments :

Rhys Ziemba said...

Ought to have remained so.

estiv said...

Not many graphic designers ever design a truly iconic image. Maybe if he were doing it for money he wouldn't have been able to either.

Bob said...

Yay! A true Socialist hero.

Maybe it gets him laid or something.

Calves Mahoney said...

"Ought to have remained so."

seconded

Tom Sutpen said...

I don't think being a Socialist can get you laid. Maybe back in 1910 it could; not now (more's the pity).

dola said...

Get the shit outta your ears. Him and the soap he's selling are about as capitalist as Fredrick Taylor and Andrew Carnegie.

it's just me....searching for hidden treasure said...

finally a graffiti artist (many of whom are amazing outsider artists) getting kudos...unfortunate someone at AP wanted to take this away from him...

Tommy O'C said...

Definitely one of Warhol's best.