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Monday, November 17, 2008

What? You don’t know who Oskar Kokoschka is?

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9 Responses to “not comics 1”
  1. Tom Spurgeon says:

    Are you kidding? I have all the Oskar Kokoschka Superstar phonograph cylinders.

  2. paulo says:

    Big fan of Oscar Kokoschka – but I discovered him backwards. I’m a huge fan of Peter Chung (Aeon Flux), then I discovered he was influenced by Egon Schiele, then I really got into Schiele’s work and became obsessed with him then reading about his history and influences I discovered Oscar Kokoschka.

  3. Frank Santoro says:

    But do you have his Giant Size Treasury Edition #47? haha

  4. ULAND says:

    I remember reading some anecdote about how Kokoschka lived in total filth, abject poverty, etc. He had rotten meat hanging (his models) in his hovel.His friend brought a doctor over to see Oscar cause he was complaining of ear troubles- he couldn’t hear so well and had weird ear pains. The doc took out his instruments and took a look; some kind of insect had burrowed in his ears. They poured some kind of oil into his ears to suffocate the insects…

  5. Mark P Hensel says:

    He’s good but I’ve always been a bigger fanboy for Max Beckmann. I saw a bunch of his triptychs once, they’re so epic!

  6. Frank Santoro says:

    Did you know John “Cougar” Mellencamp paints in a Max Beckmann style?

  7. Mark P Hensel says:

    No, I didn’t know that. I just found them on his official site though, and they remind me more of Basquiat. Although I see how some of the “Two-and-a-half-dimensional” shading on some of the figures recalls Beckmann…

  8. looka says:

    Ah! Good to see!

    He was so butt whupped by that dried out, lame a**, sh*t walking, dumb footed social atmosphere of the pre-nazi and post-nazi society here in Austria. The media called him “soul ripper” because of the way he would do his portraits.

    Now some historicans try to remake him nicely and infuse him into the big three (SHIEL – KLIMT – OK).

  9. Bertram Grosvenor III says:

    His play “Murderer the Womans Hope” is one of my all-time faves, and a big influence on my musiking. I’ve tried to do a musical version a couple times, but you can’t beat the real thing, presumably much better if you can actually read German. Also love the play with the crazy animatronic puppets.

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