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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

No.150?

Yep.

It's hard to believe I found a way to avoid doing whatever I was supposed to be doing in the real world 150 times since June of last year.

Come to think of it, I'm certain I've found ways to avoid such things 150 times this month, let alone since June.

Still, I think a little homely public house such as this has a right to be glad and proud of 150 articles of Hallowe'en-ish goodness.

This calls for a celebration! Hot drinks all around, snacks at the bar, fire's crackling, music's humming, and all is ready for a special 150th post.

Dumdumshrekpop!

The Skull & Pumpkin is happy to present for your edification a beautiful homage to a Hallowe'en folk art tradition from south of the border and parts nearby -- a collection of fantastic 1980's creations for El Dia De Los Muertos, part of a calendar from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX.

These are simply stunning pieces...

January
Skeletons Riding Bicycles
Saulo Moreno

February
Skull
Unknown

March
Detail from Skeleton Singer
Hector Bellamil

April
Detail from Strolling Through The Park
Augustin Galicia Palacios

May
Detail from Calavera Catrina
Don Miguel Linares

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June
Wedding Couple
Unknown

July
Skeleton
Juan Martin Garcia Duran

August
Skeleton At Work
Juan Martin Garcia Duran

September
Detail from Tejas Rodeo
Felipe, Leonardo and David Linares

October
Skeleton Nun and Witch
Unknown

November
Cloaked Skeletons
Saulo Moreno

December
Skull
Augustin Galicia Palacios

I am delighted by each of these works, but November's Cloaked Skeletons absolutely takes the prize for best damned Day of the Dead folk art ever!

It is pure spooky majesty in painted paper and wire. Starewicz would be proud of that li'l devil.

Breathtaking.

There's so much incredible creation in this world, and that which is created from fear and mystery, borne of dreams of Autumn, inspired by orange, black and dry bone white is some of the finest, exemplifying the age old expression of the bond between our bodies and our souls.

Happy 150th, you warm, spooky Skull & Pumpkin.


Another toast... DDSP!

3 comments:

  1. Happy 150th! I've discovered this blog quite recently, so I guess I have some catch-up reading ahead :)

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  2. Hey thanks! I've been enjoying your Orange & Black blog for a while and I'm so happy to have the Hallowe'en connection with you! Have a glass of cider on the house...

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  3. Woah!

    I'm away for a few days and the whole place has changed!
    I'm dazzled!
    Congrats on the milestone! You have been a busy guy and it shows.

    Here's to many more:

    DUMDUMSHREKPOP!!!

    Dave

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