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8 January 2013 1 Comment

Quirk Back with Bodypainting

Danny Quirk, whose creative handling of anatomical illustration we’ve written about before, is back with more.   This time he’s left paper behind in favor of human flesh.  Thanks to for the story, and reader Breshvic for the lead. and Thanks to

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15 November 2012 0 Comments

“All Things Nice,” New Video Completed

Legendary music producer, artist, and underground luminary Kim Fowley grabs a scalpel and joins The Art of Bleeding’s fetish-friendly nursing staff in this doll hospital ether dream of nursery rhymes, anatomical striptease, and decidedly adult doll-women. Direction/Music/FX: AL RIDENOUR Patient / Surgeon: KIM FOWLEY Nurses / Dolls SNOW MERCY, AURIANA LYNN, HARMONY ROSE, JULIET AMPUTETTE, […]

26 August 2012 0 Comments

Anatomical Dainties: Rachel Harmeyer

We love these embroidered and embellished anatomical pieces created by artist Rachel Harmeyer.  If you’re in the Houston area, there’s currently a show of hers up at Backyard Moonshine Art Collective, and she’ll be exhibiting in as well as curating the visual art at the Houston Fringe Festival (August 30 – September 15, 2012.)  Thanks to Moshita for sharing these on Tumblr.  

26 August 2012 0 Comments

“Skinned Alive” by Jemma McLean

Again with our fascination for anatomical fetish fashions… This link comes from the ever-tantalizing StreetAnatomy blog, describing the work: This beautiful collection by Jemma Marie McLean, called Skinned Alive the Anatomical Structure is inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings. Jemma founded Purdy Corsetry after being disappointed by the quality and selection of what she found in New Zealand.  She […]

24 August 2012 0 Comments

Dr. Seuss Doctors Malaria

From a WWII health pamphlet designed by Theodore Geisel (AKA “Dr. Seuss”).

15 March 2012 0 Comments

Blindfolded “Spirit-Art-Medicine”

Blindfolded “Spirit-Art-Medicine”

Another strange combination of art with medicine, this time from doctor, Jon Tsoi “Master of Tao-Blindfolded-Inner Spirit Art-Medicine.” He explains his blindfolded mucking about with paint, canvas, and herbs as a means of balancing ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually. “My art is a remedy promoting a harmonious way of life. Furthermore, it is a prescription for a […]

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10 November 2011 0 Comments

Association of Mouth & Foot Painting Artists

In our  latest Art of Bleeding show, Abram the Safety Ape makes  reference to the evangelical quadriplegic artist Joni popular in the media in the 1980s. Obscure?  Possibly, but not to the members of The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists representing 726 artists in 74 countries. We had no idea!

14 October 2011 0 Comments

Ladies & Gents, Stephen Holman

We are thrilled to have painter, performance artist, and animator Stephen Holman as a guest at our Halloween weekend show. Stephen has worked with many of the artists we crush out on: Paul Reubens, Johanna Went, Clam Lynch, John Fleck, The Kipper Kids, and his cartoonish, sometimes grotesque sensibilities have been inspirational to latter day puppet-and-blood-slinging […]

14 October 2011 0 Comments

Aleksandra Waliszewska

Our friends at Street Anatomy recently blogged about Warsaw-based artist Aleksandra Walisewska‘s often anatomical, always unsettling work. The artist describes her raw, compelling style in an interview with My Dance The Skull: I love pre-modern art. It is an endless source of inspiration for me, a true bottomless well of ideas. Looking at some picture throughout the […]

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10 October 2011 3 Comments

Rare Live Appearance by Bouncehausen

Our Halloween weekend extravaganza at the Steve Allen Theater will feature a rare live appearance by the enitmatic band/art-collective known as Bouncehausen. Preferring to perform under pitch black conditions only intermittently interrupted by seizure-inducing blasts from a strobe, this reclusive group have rarely been photographed.  However, our sources assure us that the pitiable creatures featured in […]