Brandon Bird describes himself as a surrealistic, realistic pop artist. His often-hilarious paintings typically place psuedo-celebrities in bizarre and somehow banal situations. He talks about the potential he thinks pop art is missing, the role of humor in art and why popular culture is a perfectly reasonable subject for a fine artist.
From the Archive:
Brandon talks with us several years ago on this archive show (MP3)
In celebration of their upcoming series "Tim & Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job," Tim & Eric are headed on tour!
Here are the dates:
Franklin Institute – Tuesday February 27
Rotture – Sunday March 4
Echo – Tuesday March 6
Los Angeles, CA
Tickets by Phone: 866-468-3399
The torrent features the following episodes of the legendary British radio comedy series:
The show inspired Monty Python and launched the careers of Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. Having been raised in part by a stepmother from Belfast, the Goon Show was a vital part of my upbringing -- it's hard to imagine something more inspirational and brilliantly loopy.
You can also buy CDs of the Goon Show, which are put out by the BBC. I encourage you to do so.