Today I associate Belgium with the astounding and esoteric arts practiced by the Church of Ra, as well as a host of other groundbreaking underground musicians and artists. But Belgium has a rich history of challenging artists, one of its most noteworthy being printmaker Félicien Rops (1833-1898). A companion of Baudelaire, he
As we all in the U.S. face an uncertain future in terms of a less than favorable change in management, some of us have developed some anxiety over many aspects of our lives. Things like censorship that seemed a distant impossibility now look slightly more probable, as what was thought impossible became reality.
It’s been just over a year since we started the CVLT Nation Bizarre, and it’s been a rad way to showcase underground amazing artisans, artists and labels from around the world! What keeps it going is the support from the global community, and this weekend we’re stoked to be giving back
Demonic possession has plagued human kind since we began recording our histories. The Abrahamic religions in particular thrived off of the fear of demonic possession in their flocks; but no organization took it further than the Christian Industrial Complex. To this day, most major sects of Christianity have official policies on
“You know Kelsey Schwarz, right?” “No,” I replied. “Who’s that?” “You have to know her,” my friend said. “If you don’t know who she is, you’ve still seen her art.” I turned and looked in her direction, bemused by her response. At the time I didn’t think that it was
Édouard Chimot rose to fame as an artist who captured Paris’ seedy underbelly in the early 1900s. His subjects were the “jeunes et jolies femmes” who lived in Montmartre, the artists’ district. The women he painted were almost all prostitutes and addicts, since paying them for the night was cheaper than