Sunday, August 24, 2008

Psychedelic Art of the Great Depression

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"A cougar with a mohawk? No problem."

These images from the work of Virgil Finlay were a bit of a revelation to me. Though coming from 30s pulp horror they strike me as much more modern. Often, psychedelic and "supernatural" art traverse the same surreal landscape. However, the mix of styles used in the collages would have also been at home on a 70s rock album cover. The black and white art also conveys a "subversive" feel, and makes me think of Warren horror comic magazines.

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