"Denying death is denying life."
October 30, 2018 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Thoughts About Life and Death [NSFW], a series of paintings by Chilean artist Fernando Gómez Balbontín, explores ideas about our need to confront, or at least come to terms with, death. (via, also NSFW)
posted by Johnny Wallflower (2 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I was going to comment that this image of Debbie Harry was inspired by Ballard, but can't find support for this. Perhaps someone with Jedi-level Google-fu can weigh-in on this.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:03 PM on October 30, 2018

Debbie Harry starred in the David Cronenberg film Videodrome. Cronenberg later directed a film adaptation of Ballard's novel Crash, which these paintings seems to be at last partially inspired by.

Sorry, that's all I got.

Interesting, though, that "death" is represented in all of these by transportation accidents.
posted by neckro23 at 8:22 PM on October 30, 2018 [2 favorites]

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