Monday, September 7, 2015

"The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it"..



“Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Curse of Lono 
 
Well said Mr. Thompson! In case you're wondering I did make it to the Beaufort Street Art Market yesterday, P and Aimee went off on a 22km Father's day hike and this little piggie and her sister went to market :) tell you more about that tomorrow. While in Mt. Lawley, a mecca for street art, down an alley off Beaufort St. I found this excellent portrait of American journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson by artist and film maker Nils Westergard. Although I'm not familiar with his work, I'm sure Thompson, who popularized the 'Gonzo' style of jounalism will be familiar to my American readers. Nice one Mr. Westergard! Hope you had a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe...
See more Monday murals here 


31 comments:

  1. I have to admit to not knowing much about him but I do like the mural, Grace!

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  2. Neat mural. Different. Rainy week end here Grace.

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  3. He wrote some interesting book Hunter.

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  4. A great mural indeed and I do love the quote!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the fun, Grace!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

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  5. Love this! I always get excited seeing street art, it's just so cool. Thank you for the lovely comments on my last blog post too! - Tasha

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  6. His quote certainly is still spot on, isn't it. I really enjoy this mural too.

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  7. This is an excellent portrait of the man. And what he said, well, that's what makes the future so scary!

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  8. Brilliant is the only word that comes to my mind.

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  9. Fab work by both of you, I particularly like the framing in the first shot...

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  10. Curse of Lono [Hawaiian god] is set in Kona Hawaii


    But we do carry on. . . together




    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  11. Come, now. Thompson did his very best to increase level of weirdness. Love the painting, though.

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  12. Brings to mind my photo today. Separated at birth???????

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  13. Mr Thompson was generally considered to be part of the weirdness; maybe time to read him again for some reassessment? The mural nicely reflects the writer's seemingly slap-dash style.

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  14. To be honest but I have no idea who Mr Thompson is! But I will for sure look him up now. But the mural is great.

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  15. Great mural looking forward to the markets.

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  16. If you ever make sense of it Grace please let me know.

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  17. Very nice mural Grace, don't now the author, but Westergard I have heard and read about.

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  18. I'm so glad I'm not the only one trying to make sense of this world. :)

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  19. Clever quotes, Grace! And nice mural!

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  20. Mr. Thompson had a lot of interesting things to say... great mural!

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  21. You quoted a lot of stuff I do not like, but I like this outstanding mural!

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  22. He is one of the people whose name I know but whom I have never read. (And intend to keep it that way.)

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  23. Love the artistic choice of monochrome and the sense we're looking at disintegrating footage. If you're curious about his work, try Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It's a wild ride and a perfect intro to gonzo journalism. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  24. I'm so impressed with the artwork here. It looks great on the wall but can you just imagine it on canvas in a gallery. Fantastic!

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