Photos taken at the Entartete Kunts gallery opening on June 19, 2010, in Portland, Oregon.
"Entartete Kunts” is a bastardization of the German term “degenerate art” and a snide reference to the 1937 Nazi purging of all art deemed objectionable by "Der Führer". An unfortunate pun but strangely appropriate for this gathering of unrepentant iconoclasts who stand boldly "outside" in every way. Entartete Kunts is in fact a very special exhibition that assembles some of the most devoted artists from around the world for a rare glimpse into a thriving and still largely renegade culture.
This show gave me the opportunity to see some of the original source artwork I used for my first tattoo, back in 1989. The center piece was taken from Nick Blinko's artwork on the sleeve of the Rudimentary Peni album Death Church. Most of the rest of the surrounding art (apart from the Crass logo) is a collage of some of his other work.
The show featured original artwork by Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni), Rob Miller (Amebix), Erik Danielsson, and others. Entartete Kunts was organized by Dennis Dread. Read more about the show on his blog.