1963. Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 67 5/8 x 66 3/4" (171.6 x 169.5 cm).
"Lichtenstein found sources for many of his early paintings in comic books. The source for this work is "Run for Love!" published by DC Comics in 1962. In the original illustration, the drowning girl's boyfriend appears in the background, clinging to a capsized boat. Lichtenstein cropped the image dramatically, showing the girl alone, encircled by a threatening wave. He shortened the caption from "I don't care if I have a cramp!" to the ambiguous "I don't care!" and changed the boyfriend's name she calls out from Mal to Brad. In addition to appropriating the melodramatic content of comics, Lichtenstein manually simulated the Benday dots used in the mechanical reproduction of images."
not as scary as a lot of my past costumes, but i think i still looked a bit creepy! here are a bunch more images from halloween. i think i'm going to do a different costume tonight but we'll see!
makeup in progress:
i tried to do my arms and legs but it did not work out so well. plus, i ended up wearing my coat for most of the night, so it was alright!
dress: for sale in my etsy store apron: thrifted, 50 cents hat: thrifted years ago, had never worn it, got stolen last night :( necklace + earrings: thrifted shoes: steve madden on sale years ago
salima was supposed to be a member of abba (for work) but was not happy about it. i gave her a fur hat and then we sang fernando.
ashli went as a droog, after i persuaded her that sexy schoolgirl was not a good idea.
there are about 50 photos of me posing ridiculously, i will spare you
smurf and cavewoman?
here you can see my blue hair a little better... and my makeup fading as the night progressed.
i swear i was not the only one dancing, even if it looks like that.
i can't resist dancing to beck
my friend andré was a mad scientist, and our lovely host! his wall is plastered with drowning girl.
i went to a party to see if i could win a prize, but i didn't have enough money to get in sadly. oh well! i doubt i would have won anyway.
it wasn't nearly as time consuming as i thought it would be, took maybe 15 minutes?
my favourite costume of the night!
did not know this guy, did not know why he wanted to touch my face.
dance party with friends!
as you can see, i quite liked my sign!
hopefully tonight, OFFICIAL halloween, will be just as much fun. we'll see... what did you go as last night? what are you going as tonight? what is the best costume you've seen so far this year? share links!
Instead of just bitching and complaining about the prevalence of pretty and lack of savvy substance, I decided to borrow the idea from activist communities: if you want something to exist or change and it doesn't, do it yourself. I want this blog to be a place where I can explore political notions of fashion (without using too much inaccessible jargon) and have other people give me feedback, and maybe even encourage other feminists interested in fashion to start their own blogs to start even more conversations.
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