"What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth." - Sun Ra

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Ushers of Shonberg

 If you've ever seen an early Roger Corman Poe film The House of Usher (1961), you've got to remember the wild, tripped out painting of old Usher ancestors. So fucking weird and great you just know that if Poe saw them he'd say "Damn, that's exactly the stuff I imagined Roderick Usher painting in my short story." In those exact words. Then he'd want to buy one, but be broke, so try to steal one while on an absinthe binge. Naturally it would be the one atop. Same one I'd want.

Check out Burt Shonberg's web site and, if you're like me, realize that yes, sometimes it would be great to have a lot of money, because then you'd be able to buy art like this.

1 comment:

jimmie t. murakami said...

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is one of THE greatest cult movies of all-time, its rewatchability factor is quite astonishing.