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“Deathly warning, violent deaths, gentle death,” vintage autopsies, necro-romance, skulls skulls skulls, Goya, Dix, Dürer, more skulls… Ohh. The recently-opened exhibition “Death: A Self-portrait” is a inquiry/somber celebration of the cross-cultural obsession with death and its artistic presentations, from Adriaen van Utrecht’s 17th-century Vanitas: Still life with a bouquet and skull to contemporaries. Memento mori.  Watch the trailer of the exhibition. […]

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Following up on their very popular High Society drug culture exhibit, London’s Wellcome Gallery would like to educate you about “the filthy and the fetid” – Dirt. They’ve got 200 artifacts, art made of shit and “intestinal excreta from a 19th-century cholera victim.” Yey? […]

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Representing 3,500 years of human drug use and all the junk it accumulated, High Society at London’s Wellcome Collection is on now. […]

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