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Oxygenee
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 4:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

No, I won't be bidding - as a long time connoisseur and collector of Headiana I already of course have this item. I acquired mine some time ago from a highly reputable Luxembourg dealer, who personally guaranteed its authenticity.

Even more interestingly, mine is the rare 89% proof Pernod, the key ingredient in that quintessential Belle Epoque cocktail, the Smaque-en-bas.

Headiana
Zman7
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wow, what a deal! If only I hadn't already blown all my spare cash on that "other" vintage Pernod Fils bottle......
Crosby
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've got to have it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=741186998

I wonder what the max is I should set up a snipe for.

Oxy will get it though.
Crosby
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 6:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I haven't laughed that fucking hard in who knows how long.
If Betina buys it will you plug "sip of seduction, gulp of decadence"?
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Come Oxygenee...

I know you can't resist it.

bid now...
bid now...
bid now...
bid now...
bid now...
bid now...
bid now...
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ok it's a little old by now.
But I was having trouble
drinking the stuff. I stumbled
across the old bottle of Campari
and WOOSH!!! It was the next best
thing to my beloved Serpis.
(same colored louche even!)

EMPTY MODERN PERNOD BOTTLE
signed by HEAD_PROSTHESIS!!!!!!


This auction is for an empty, opened bottle of Pernod which IS OFTEN sold at many retail outlets in the US. But what makes this item semi-unique is that is has been imbibed and filtered by the now world famous HEAD-PROSTHESIS!!!

The value of this item is in the autograph, not the bottle. For an added "la" fee the world famous HEAD-PROSTHESIS will fill the bottle with a personally filtered beverage of your choosing(whatever the request, don't worry, you really won't know the difference).

Bottle
Label


DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ALMOST UNIQUE COLLECTIBLE BOTTLE!! This could make a great addition to your bottle collection.


Ships immediately upon receipt of payment. No deadbeat bidders please, that means YOU Tavvy. International bids only accepted if international bidder has some really cool porn to send me as well as payment. BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!! I'll take your money you get the bottle, see isn't that easy???

Oh yeah, it's for a charity, the charity of me! HELP THE CHILDREN, PLEASE!!!
Lordhobgoblin
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 10:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Indeed it is but its even better to love what you do and get well paid for doing it. Robin had the right idea. Why should artists feel guilty about enjoying making art for money?

Fuck guilt! Its one of the curses that has afflicts much of humanity.
Nolamour
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 12:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hob,

Agreed. I've done the starving part and eating is much better. However, it is nice to love what you do.
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 11:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just ask Camille Claudel.

(Wondering if Anatomist will contribute to this thread.)
Lordhobgoblin
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 11:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"As Rodin turns in his grave..."

Rodin wouldn't care less. One thing Rodin was good at was making money out of his art. If he had a statue which was popular he'd have his apprentices make a lot of casts of it and sell them on to make money. Rodin was a good businessman and who can blame him? Rodin was very much a commercial artist. A lot better than begging for money to buy your paint, suffering for your art, living in poverty and being famous after you're dead.

Anyway I like this sculpture. I'd have it. It may be kitsch but its good kitsch.
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 6:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hold on, there's been a misunderstanding.

Betty did not buy the statue that Marc's bidding on. She bought a plaque:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=925086544

You decide if the plaque looks better than the statue. (IMO, the "brass" version does .)
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 6:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

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Crosby
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Looks like Betty bought the plaque in exchange for a plug for her book.
Marc, enjoy.
Nolamour
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

...you will clasify this product (REPRODUCTION, REUSE, SECOND-LIFE-PRODUCT, INSPIRED PRODUCT, COMEMORATIVE PRODUCT) it's Great & Almost Unique item.

Hmmmm....

I guess Art is in the eye of the beholder. At least the price is not exorbitant.
Marc
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

oxy,

like you, I feel this absinthe sculpture is genuine kitsch. And that really is hard to pull off these days. The artist is sublimely silly and naive. I want that sculpture.
Oxygenee
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Its actually really hard these days to manufacture kitsch that isn't at least slightly amusing in a post-ironic kind of way, but the "sculptor" here has triumphantly succeeded.

On the other hand, the first sample WAS bought by a "famouse antique dealer" and "book author".....
Crosby
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Truly hideous!!!
Nolamour
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

As Rodin turns in his grave...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=925001071
Lint
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"we? who the fuck we...?" -The Dude
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 8:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


Quote:

There's no way the average Playboy reader could ever appreciate her the way we do.




There's a whack mag joke in there
somewhere... but I haven't had my
coffee yet.

Sunday mornings are rough fer old
Headyhead.
_Blackjack
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 6:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


Quote:

anyone else into absinthe, but not the goth culture in the least bit? or am i the only one?



Marilyn Manson's only real overlap with goth culture is that he gives them something to complain about.

Dita was on the cover of last month's Playboy, of all things. I'm glad her career is going well, but dammit, she's one of ours! There's no way the average Playboy reader could ever appreciate her the way we do.
_Blackjack
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 6:50 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Real quote from a doorman I know:

"If you're an 800-year-old vampire, how come you're not on the guest list?"
Lint
Posted on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 9:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

speaking of vampires,
im dubbing a movie i rented last night called "Vampire Hookers". Also watched "Terminal Island" with a very young Tom Selleck...gotta love $.99 bad movie rentals.
Cheri
Posted on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 7:56 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I *AM* a vampire....
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh I forgot... I gotta love M&M
The Beautiful People is the
opening song for SMACKDOWN!!!!!

That's pretty gothy!

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