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Friday, January 06, 2006

Creepy New York? 

At Eli's Multi Medium you'll find a remarkable photograph of a window display of Betty Boop collectabilia in some shop in New York. The lighting on the big Betty's face is extraordinary. I don't find the picture creepy, though, more intense and introspective. The stance of the big Betty is dramatic: she is almost, but not quite, attending to the bizarre moustached dog on a serving dish, her back resolutely turned on her lesser incarnations. A look of guilt and incipient defiance is glimpsed in the shadows on her face—if that is indeed her face. De profundis clamavi ad te, she might be saying.


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