We’re so excited about the launch of Issue 3! It’s chunky and filled with nuggets of great poetry, prose, and art.
And did we mention fun? Cleaver didn’t have a humor section until Jim O’Loughlin sent us his “Leaves of Grass App Update” which we knew we had to publish. Click on the image to see it in high resolution (or just click here.)
After you take old Walt for a spin, mosey down to our Art Department and check out American Arcadia by artist-provocateur Filip Noterdaeme, best known for his 2003 Homeless Museum of Art (HOMU), a pastiche of the contemporary art museum.
“At home, armed with scissors and glue, I married the European and American decks, superimposing classical nudes by the likes of Cranach, Boucher, and Goya over Currier & Ives’ illustrations of town views, weather scenes, steamboats, trains, and sports events. I was most enthralled to see how each rarified nude blended in—or clashed—with Currier & Ives’ all-American populist imagery. The extreme pleasure of conflating frivolous High Art with puritan American 19th-century culture felt like slowly turning a kaleidoscope and watching a whole new New World magically, neatly fall into place.” —Filip Noterdaeme.