i was recently commissioned by Van Winkle’s to make a couple of pieces on sleep and drugs
the collage above (BENZOS ❤) is about 50s housewives on valium (and swiss roll) 😉
the one below accompanies a pretty interesting article about a drug called Baclofen that’s being used to treat alcoholism in France, but apparently causes hyper-vivid dreams and ‘encounters with supernatural beings…’
hope you enjoy! hope everything’s ok! bye bye!!
Ben x x x
HELLO YOU CHAPS
Brickwork are also selling work by Andy Warhol and Peter Blake and they’re putting together pop-up shows in London and the South of France this summer so if you live round those parts let me know and I’ll let you know exactly where once I know, yepyep? !!
hope ur loving life ppl!!
from Ben 👍👍👍
after a little hiatus… hello again, you beautiful humans
i’d like to share some a-bloody-mazing things by Alex today
her bio is brief, her ideas are LARGE ~ ~ ~
Alex Robichaud is an artist living in Montreal. She mostly makes photographs, sometimes drawings, and other times poems. This is one of her poems. I hope you like it.
p.s ~ there is no poem. the bio was the poem. this girl is good
anyhow, the incredible photo above is ‘self-portrait with leaves’ and the one below is ‘limbs’
HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!
hope ur doing well and things are on the UP
so i have a new ‘special deal’ for you, the fine people of planet earth / the internet
basically, for a MERE £45 (66USD), you will receive
~ one ORIGINAL mini-collage (A5 size). you can choose the subject / content of this collage!
~ one signed HQ print (on Somerset enhanced velvet paper) of your choice from the ‘top 20’ of my collages (the ones that have gotten the best response across WP / facebook / tumblr / twitter ~ pls see links below…)
~ one signed copy of my poetry pamphlet, Edibles, recently described by Todd Swift as ‘an innovatively witty piss-take of modern culture’
~ one ‘mystery gift’, this could be a hand-drawn cartoon / a postcard / a completely random object from my home 😉
if ur interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (secure payment can also be made to this address via PayPal)
here are the ‘top 20’ collages from 2 years of hello, figg-ing ~
man of 54 faces (this is the brand new collage above btw)
[Ben 😀 😀 :D]
HEY! here’s the second installment of ‘Fresh Figs’, in which i post a-m-a-z-i-n-g art people have sent me (submission guidelines here)
this week i’m very proud to feature one of my favourite collage artists ~ Mr Zach Collins
‘Zach Collins was born in Grinnell, Iowa. He received his BA from Upper Iowa University, his MA from the University of Iowa, and his MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is currently living in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he is pursuing several art-related projects. His work, which is shown extensively both in the U.S. and internationally is about memories: tragic, humorous, and everything inbetween. Zach experiments with ironic and often unrecognizable imagery. His work is an investigation of the unexpected associations that are created by combining fragmented materials through collage.’
E N J O Y!!!
so i had some GOOD NEWS last week ~ a guy in New York bought 3 of my original collages ~ the one above (‘noel coward was a kind of lightbulb’), plus ‘oblivious’ and ‘room with a view’ YAAAA!!!YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!YA
(this is the sound of me being happy btw)
sounds like the buyer’s had a pretty amazing life to be honest, he produced MTV’s Unplugged series, including the Nirvana one, plus the VMAs when Britney and Madonna um, osculated. he’s also good friends with Elvis Costello, for reals
ANYWAY, if anyone fancies a very late Christmas ‘dash’, all my originals are available for a ‘special’ seasonal price of £80 including P&P to anywhere on planet earth
(+ prints of any collage on the site are £35. email email@example.com if ur interested)
OK. OK OK. happy december people of the internet!!! Ben 😀 ❤ 😀
thanks to Mathea Millman for liking my sh*t hehe
you can buy the zine here if you like, it has some truly amazing things inside it