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NEW BOOK: SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm: All Souls Day Guest Post by Shannon Taggart

11 days ago   |   By Morbid Anatomy

To celebrate All Souls Day today, I asked former Morbid Anatomy Museum artist and scholar in residence Shannon Taggart to write a guest post about her long term project documenting spiritualism, a religion in which devotees attempt to communicate with the souls of the dead.
Shannon is working on a book showcasing this body of work now; titled SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, it will feature her own photographs along with many incredible antique spiritualist photographs. The foreword will be written by actor Dan Aykroyd (creator of the movie Ghostbusters and...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Morbid Anatomy Residency at Brooklyn's Historic Green-Wood Cemetery!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Morbid Anatomy Residency at Brooklyn's Historic Green-Wood Cemetery!

11 days ago   |   By Morbid Anatomy

We are beyond delighted to announce that Morbid Anatomy has a found a temporary new home at Brooklyn's fabulous Green-Wood Cemetery !
The residency will be housed in The Cemetery's city landmark 1877 Fort Hamilton Gatehouse. In the attic will find a new iteration of the Morbid Anatomy Library. Downstairs will feature The Power of Images: Life, Death, and Rebirth, a new exhibition curated by Morbid Anatomy's Laetitia Barbier and Joanna Ebenstein and featuring artworks, artifacts and ephemera from the hand of Kahn and Selesnick , Dana Sherwood , Rebecca Purcell , Ryan Matthew Cohn , Shannon...
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Past Life: The Artwork of Candice Angelini; A New Film by Morbid Anatomy Museum Filmmaker in Residence Ronni Thomas

Past Life: The Artwork of Candice Angelini; A New Film by Morbid Anatomy Museum Filmmaker in Residence Ronni Thomas

11 days ago   |   By Morbid Anatomy

Our good friend-and former filmmaker in residence at The Morbid Anatomy Museum-Ronni Thomas just launched his newest film, about the artwork of Candice Angelini. You can see the film above; you can also see it-along with many of Ronni's other excellent films-at The Midnight Archive .
Here is what Ronni has to say about the film; hope you enjoy!
When I was introduced to artist Candice Angelini it was like a flash of lightning. Her masks, dolls and head dress work were the type of uncanny, one of a kind creations I am in constant search of. And then I heard her story. I knew I needed to fly...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

"Pear, Crab Apple, Hydrangea, and Phlox" Oil on 5x7 board

"Pear, Crab Apple, Hydrangea, and Phlox" Oil on 5x7 board

Sold Here is the finished painting, and also a "photo- shopped" framed image to show how it might look in a frame. The painting is sold unframed.Scroll down to the previous... Read more ...

ROFL: 1955

ROFL: 1955

Los Angeles, 1955. "Comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen." Color trans­parency for the Look magazine assignment "Fall TV Preview." View full size. Read more ...

Carbon County: 1940

Carbon County: 1940

August 1940. Carbon County, Pennsylvania. "Street in Upper Mauch Chunk, a small historic coal mining town in the Lehigh Valley." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the... Read more ...

Two-Sided Paintings on Transparent Paper

Two-Sided Paintings on Transparent Paper

Caspar David Friedrich, Mountainous River Landscape Caspar David Friedrich experimented with painting landscapes on translucent paper that could be lit up from behind. "In 1830... Read more ...

Shigeru Ban Designs Triad of Timber Pyramids for Kentucky Owl Park

Shigeru Ban Designs Triad of Timber Pyramids for Kentucky Owl Park

Kentucky Owl Park. Image © Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects Shigeru Ban Architects have been selected to a new 420-acre campus for the owners of Kentucky Owl Bourbon just... Read more ...

Photos of Golden Autumn in the Netherlands

Photos of Golden Autumn in the Netherlands

This autumn has been exceptionally beautiful in the Netherlands. Because of the interesting climate earlier this year with the extreme droughts we experienced, the trees are... Read more ...

"Lily, Lemon and Blueberries" Oil on 9x12 inch board

"Lily, Lemon and Blueberries" Oil on 9x12 inch board

Sold I finally finished this painting! I have a photo of this work in progress on my Instagram dbeckscooper. I posted it there from my ipad, and I'm just not sure how to post... Read more ...

"Merry and Bright" Oil on 8x6 inch board

"Merry and Bright" Oil on 8x6 inch board

Sold Here is a picture of the pencil sketch I made, and my set up. After drawing the sketch, I decided I'd like to do a painting as well. Read more ...

"White Pumpkin, Dry hydrangea, grapes and rose hips"

"White Pumpkin, Dry hydrangea, grapes and rose hips"

Sold Below is a work in progress photo... Read more ...

Thistle Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, SOLD

Thistle Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, SOLD

This small oil painting is a tribute to thistles. The lowly thistle, thought to be a weed, in my eyes, a brilliant floral beauty. SOLD I photographed this thistle while taking... Read more ...