Archive for the ‘Collages’ Category

I thought of you

April 4, 2021

Back on 3/16, I was honored by not one, but two, Facebook postings on the theme “this made me think of you”.

From Michael Palmer, a flyer for the 1897 mammoth opening of the swimming season at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco (MP: for “Arnold Zwicky, because mammoth”, alluding to my attachment to creatures of the genus Mammuthus).

And from Livia Polanyi (alert to my writing on gender and sexuality), 1940 gender adventures in Dallas: hunky male  car hops in shorts and cowboy boots.


SuperCamp penguins

October 22, 2016

I’m preparing to scan in a set of penguin-themed thoroughly XXX-rated collages in relatively large originals, but mixed in with these in my files are two entirely R-rated collages, SuperPenguin and Potpourri, which I’ll report on here.


Another Spanish lesson

October 21, 2016

Left out of my AZBlogX posting of the 19th, “Spanish lessons”, was this item (#11 in the set), decidedly homoerotic but not actually X-rated:

A Daddy-Boy scene, illustrating el papá.


Five sets of gay collages

October 19, 2016

Continuing to scan in (mostly) XXX-rated collages, set by set. Five more AZBlogX postings in the last three days, in a variety of styles and tones:

10/17/16: “Baskets of Joy”: 2 sex-heavy collages based on a photo of a basket store

10/18/16: “ALL CAPS”: 11 collages, many powerfully sexual and elaborately staged, using a set of big all-caps letter stickers for their main texts

10/18/16: “Fossils on a field of purple”: 8 collages; background fossil images; lots of body dislays and man-man sex; texts from various sources and artfully arranged stickers

10/19/16: “French lessons”: 10 collages, in pairs, based on Tom of Finland and Bob Mizer images; silly pairings of word and defnition, whimsical animal stickers, but most collages with at least one significant dick in them

10/19/16: “Spanish lessons”: 10 homoerotic collages, most of them simple, and most of them homo-suggestive rather than explicit

… and his fruit was sweet to my taste

October 16, 2016

A return, after several years, to posting my collages on this blog and on AZBlogX (depending on their X-ratings). Two inaugural postings: one already on my X blog with five collages in the Bangers & Mash series, now one on this blog with two Sausage Tree collages (high phallicity, no actual phalluses):




Dress for success

August 15, 2016

Another item unearthed today: a collage of sorts (well, an altered poster) from 1998, amended by Chris Ambidge in 2000:

It’s all about clothing and displaying the body.


Collage postings

January 2, 2015

Another set of Pages, with links to more collage postings. To the existing Page with academic collages (Collages: Academic), I have added two others: Collages: Miscellaneous, mostly with lesbian-related (but not X-rated) collages; and Collages: Gay, with gay-male-related (and mostly X-rated) collages.

Mark Strand collages

October 20, 2013

(About art rather than language.)

Noted in several places, an exhibition of collages by poet Mark Strand. From the New Yorker of 9/24, “Mark Strand’s Playful Collages” by Rachel Arons:

Before Mark Strand became one of the great contemporary American poets, he trained as a painter. At Yale in the nineteen-fifties, he studied under the color theorist Josef Albers, and throughout his life he has continued making paintings, prints, and collages. In recent years, Strand, a former Poet Laureate of the United States and professor of literature, most recently at Columbia, has moved away from writing altogether to focus on art. A collection of his collages, made in Madrid and New York, is currently on display at the Lori Bookstein gallery, in Chelsea.