self portrait as a wall

Concept: an immortal who doesn’t shy away from photos or paintings. Draws self portraits on cave walls. Photobombs everything with a pout and a suave pose. Commissions numerous portraits of themself as a literary Romantic before faking their death. Tries to be at least slightly famous every time they have a new identity. Creates a conspiracy blog linking all their past photos together before mysteriously disappearing in mysterious circumstances. Mysteriously. Usually only disappears for 10 to 20 years after “"dying”“ before making another appearance. Everyone else in the immortal community lowkey hates them. “Ah, fuck. You’ll never guess who’s resurfaced again.” “Fucking… Dave?” “Fucking Dave.

Mere Speculation

Part Five

Pairing: Jughead x reader

Summary: Jughead digs deeper into the new girl’s past to understand her connection to Jason Blossom

Warnings: Mentions of death, infrequent swearing

Part One

Jughead spent the night researching all the boarding schools in the state. He read newsletters, combed through websites, looking for any trace of (Y/N). He had checked twenty-seven different schools before he found the one. He had got frustrated and simply Googled her name. The search led him to the website of an art gallery. (Y/N)’s work had been displayed there for a month after she won a state-wide competition. The art itself was amazing. She had managed to capture the movement of everyday scenes in her paintings. Jughead felt that just by looking at a painting of a busy city street, he could hear the noise of traffic and smell the pollution from the cars.

The article told him the name of her old school, which he found was a little over an hour’s journey by bus.

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David Bowie Q&A, 1991
  • REAL NAME: David Robert Jones
  • BORN: 8/1/47. Capricorn. Brixton, South London.
  • HEIGHT: 5ft. 10 inches
  • NICKNAME: I don’t have one.
  • SCHOOL: I was thrown out of the Stansfield Road Junior School choir for making too much noise–I was always singing and joking.
  • FIRST JOB: I was a commercial artist for 6 months after leaving at school. I had no interest in it at all. It was boring so I quit.
  • INTO THE BIZ: I was a saxophone player in a band called the Konrads, who hung around in Bromley. I wasn’t allowed to sing at first—they didn’t rate me!
  • FIRST PERFORMANCE: At Bromley Technical High School. I was incredibly nervous but it went ok.
  • MOST NERVE WRACKING EXPERIENCE: On a plane on the Glass Spider tour. The plane was called back as it was about to take off from Rome airport and everybody thought there was a bomb on board. It was only when we came to a halt that we discovered the real reason–the chief of police wanted my autograph! I was not so much annoyed as stunned—that could only happen in Italy!
  • GREATEST MOMENT: In Barcelona on 16 September 1990. That was the last time I played my best known songs in Europe. It was very emotional for me and the crowd knew that–they brought me back for seven encores. It was a fitting place to put Ziggy Stardust to rest.
  • BIGGEST COCK UP: Taking drugs. I went through hell when I was younger, mainly on cocaine and it was a total waste of time.
  • CAR: I have just one–a ten year old Volvo in Switzerland. I am not really into cars.
  • HOMES: My first home was in Brixton, South London. Now I have three–one in Lausanne, Switzerland, one in Mustique and one in Australia.
  • HOLIDAYS: Indonesia and Australia. I try to get to Bali once in a year–it’s a stunningly beautiful place.
  • FOOD: I am very keen on Japanese, Indonesian and Italian. My favorite restaurant is Sabatini in Rome.
  • DRINK: I love a very strong Italian coffee which I have flown in to wherever I am in the world.
  • MUSIC: My favorite bands at the moment would be the Oixies and Sonic Youth. But I will always love the Stones, the Beatles and Elvis.
  • FIRST RECORD: Little Richard with Lonely Girl
  • FAVE RECORD: Almost impossible Wild is the Wind by Nina Simone would have to be my choice.
  • FILMS: Brief Encounter for its Englishness and Mean Street for its Americaness.
  • HOBBIES: Art, painting and visiting museums. I reckon I’ve seen every major painting in the Western World. I go to art galleries in every town or city I play in. And I paint a lot. I’ve got a self portrait and one I did of Iggy Pop on my walls. I also love reading. On the last tour I had a special trunk for all my books. i can get through one a day when I’m going well.
  • ADMIRES: Montgomery Clift, Martin Scorsese
  • HATES: Ignorance
  • BEST FRIEND: Coco Schwab
  • FANCIES: In every city I drive past a stunningly beautiful girl and I never get to say Hello.
  • MOST FRIGHTENING MOMENT: it was during the filming of Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. I was buried up to my neck in sand on this beach in the South Sea Islands. They dug a hole underneath my body so there was plenty of air about but also attracted rats—all I could feel was these rodents biting at my feet. It was terrifying.And I remember driving in the outback of Australia, with my band Tin Machine when a huge spider landed on the steering wheel. I swerved all over the place in sheer fright. I never did find out what it was but there are some lethal ones out there.
  • WILDEST PARTY: The Serious Moonlight tour was a virtual non stop party especially when the Duran Duran boys turned up in Sydney–they were pretty wild guys then.
  • FIRST KISS: I can’t remember who she was but I was about 7 years old. It was pretty momentous as I recall!
  • FIRST SEXUAL EXPERIENCE: It was unforgettable if only because I had to clamber out of the girl’s first floor bedroom window to avoid her parents. I would have been about 15, I think I got away with it though.
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More notable grids in art, 10 images

A follow-up to all these grids, featuring:

Alexander Calder, Grid with Symbols, 1966
Allora & Calzadilla, Solar Catastrophe, 2011, broken solar panel fragment collage, 93x74 in
Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, 2000, screenprint, 58x48 in
Lewis Baltz, West Wall, Tolo, 2401 South Pullman, Santa Ana, 1974
Antonio Asis, Untitled, 1975, acrylic on wood panel, 27x27 in
Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, Untitled (from the Number series), 1976, acrylic on paper, 30x22in
Ormond Gigli, Girls in Windows, New York City, 1960, chromogenic print, 42x42 in
Darren Almond, System Drawing #8, 1999, acrylic and silkscreen ink on handmade paper, 25x25 in
Jack Whitten, Fifth Gestalt (The Coal Miner), 1993
Gerhard Richter, 4900 colors (in situ), 2007, 196 49x49cm panels, in Version VIII arrangement - 3 plates, each 388 x 388 cm, 4th plate not shown

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Things my art teacher did/said

- One day I walked in and there was rap music playing in the background with a self portrait of Rembrandt projected on to the entire wall, along with the comment “These days, Rembrandt would be a gangster rapper”
- “Rembrandt is the reason why Kanye West doesn’t smile”
- “Do not ever mention spirals to me, I had one to many lectures about them”
- One time he refused to listen to us if we didn’t speak in alliterations
- him, really excited: “Yesterday I found a playlist on YouTube with like 200 Christmas songs made up entirely of meows”, we then proceeded to listen to it for the rest of the class
- One time I cut my finger and asked for a bandage, he drew a cat on it before giving it to me
- Once he time walked around with a helium balloon tied to his glasses