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7 August 2011 2 Comments

Jet Age Hospital

Jet Age Hospital

Vintage futurism is always good, clunky fun.  Here we have the hospital of the future as envisioned by Mr. Kaiser Permanente himself.   Newborns in file cabinet drawers….  Remote controls on everything….!

6 June 2011 0 Comments

Surgical Couture 2: Basic Black

After our last post about dramatic surgical styles, it’s hard not to think of Alexis Carrel, the man who really put the “theater” in “operating theater.” As divine as vintage white surgical gowns might be, the diabolical black shrouds preferred by Dr. Carrel surely have them beat. Carrel, a French surgeon and Nobel Prize winner working […]

5 June 2011 1 Comment

The Ultimate Scary Hospital Clown(s)

Last night’s “Hospital Clown” installation went quite nicely (if such a word can be used for such things). Thanks to all who turned out! We’ll have some photos online this week. But nothing…. no photo… can top this monstrosity sent in by our friend Jason Dorf, who was presumably inspired by our last post on […]

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3 June 2011 0 Comments

Scaring Sick Kids Since 1964

This Saturday, June 4, The Art of Bleeding will contribute a living “Hospital Clown” installation to the “Circus Circus” themed show at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles. The show will also include clown art by the Chiodo Brothers known for their work on the cult “classic” Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Prepping for the show, […]

2 June 2011 0 Comments

Surgical Couture: Vintage White

Sure, contemporary blue or green surgical wear may be easier on the eye, but only the white wardrobe of yesteryear really moves us. So it was a great delight to discover the Flickr set of “Knuckles 45,” who obviously shares our appreciation for antique surgical styles. Savor for a moment these depictions of surgeons dressed […]

26 April 2011 1 Comment

Even Then, It Must Have Looked Strange

Scary hospital clowns, bizarre devices, and cadaver lab pix are just some of the medically themed gems you can turn up while perusing the photos archives of the National Museum of Health & Medicine and the Library of Congress. Violet wand use as physical therapy in military hospital. From the Flickr set of the Otis Historical Archives […]

25 March 2011 0 Comments

Photos from Linda Vista “Ghost Clinic”

Photos from Art of Bleeding’s “Ghost Clinic” installation at Linda Vista Hospital are now online.  This interactive scene was created as part of the Boyle Heights Paranormal Project’s “Walking with the Dead Tour” tour of the Linda Vista Hospital on March 4, 2011.  The hospital is widely regarded to be haunted.