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CVLT Nation Interviews: Artist David Van Gough

It was by pure accident really that I stumbled upon San Diego artist David Van Gough. While nursing a hangover at home one day with my girlfriend and perusing   Netflix, we came across the documentary “Serial Killer Culture”, which features

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Ink in his veins…
RS Gráfiko

Ricardo Sánchez, aka RS Gráfiko, hails from Puerto Rico, and I’ve been following his Instagram (@rsgrafiko) for some time. This multi-talented artist is prolific in his offerings, presenting some of the most detailed and precise illustration work I’ve seen, as well

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Soul Collector…
The Ultimate Fantasy Art Gallery

I’ve been a fan of fantasy literature since I can remember, and one thing that’s drawn me to books (for better or for worse) is the cover artwork. A well-crafted painting can set the tone for a story, and create

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Triumph of Death
Bubonic Plague Art

In the mid-1300s, approximately one quarter of the world’s population succumbed to the Black Death; 30-60% of Europe’s population lost their lives in a painful mess of black buboes and vomited blood.1 This devastation was captured in manuscripts, paintings and

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Overflowing with Wonder and Terror…
Lovecraft Bar in NYC

Have you ever wanted to travel to a place that is “overflowing with wonder and terror”? At 50 Avenue B in Manhattan, Lovecraft Bar has opened a portal to the fantastic depths where Cthulhu reigns, a darkly lit place of

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The greatest American artists that straddle sex

via Dazed Digital The United States of America has been home to many significant and influential movements over time: the civil rights movement, the women’s liberation movement, and not forgetting the sexual revolution. So even while Europe has been the

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RICHARD LAILLIER “Shadows have the light that doesn’t know how to illuminate”

RICHARD LAILLIER “Shadows have the light that doesn’t know how to illuminate” Dark, grotesque and French. There is something about those guys that make them the carriers of deep self-analysis that has an inbred philosophical view of the world wrapped

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The Empress and Death
Antique Tarot Cards

The tarot today is considered a tool for divination or of the devil, but the first known tarot decks were the playthings of the Italian nobility. The oldest surviving tarot are the Visconti Trionfi cards, commissioned in the 15th century

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People Butchered and Bagged…
Fábio Magalhães

Via Beautiful Decay Text: Eric Torres For Brazilian artist Fábio Magalhães’ hyperrealist oil paintings, the more grotesque the better. Using gruesome body horror imagery such as hacked up, barely identifiable body parts and suffocated faces in plastic bags, Magalhães’ work

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ROA Street Art Reigns Supreme!

Walking down differenct streets around the world, one thing never changed for me. I would always look at the walls around me to take in the street art and listen to how it spoke to me. There have been times

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