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VIRGIN OF PASTE


KLIMTESQUE

This never-before-seen tableaux-vivant, is styled after the Austrian Symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt.

“In the right atmosphere, your creative dam will burst forth in a beautiful compassionate celebrationThis will be the key to your success on all levels.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


HUNGER FOR THE MARVELOUS

“It will be my ability to get each subject, quietly and secretly, to unleash their creative powers, and in so doing, liberate them from their normal inhibitions, and into a state of trust, openness, and creative frenzy.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


UNTITLED, 1982

UNTITLED, 1982.  An inventive living tableau created by American visionary artist Steven Arnold.

UNTITLED, 1982. An inventive living tableau created by American visionary artist Steven Arnold.

“Nowadays, in our cities of steel, we still haven’t lost our need for ancient ritual.  Our dances with masks and drum are alive in our bones.  We are witch-doctors in designer jeans.  The same sexual impulses rule our buying power, claw at our self-illusion.  We get high, on whatever, and tune into our instinctual selves.  We seek guides, need teachings.  As we accumulate, we share, and thus we grow.  The more evolved our sharing, the richer our growth.

Oh, beautiful evenings, when we truly share!”

STEVEN ARNOLD


ALTHEA AT 13 WITH KUSKA, WHO ALWAYS WEARS HIS LITTLE CROWN

ALTHEA AT 13 WITH KUSKA, WHO ALWAYS WEARS HIS LITTLE CROWN Steven Arnold borrowed the monkey in this photograph from the highly respected window dresser and fashion enthusiast Simon Doonan.

ALTHEA AT 13 WITH KUSKA, WHO ALWAYS WEARS HIS LITTLE CROWN.  Steven Arnold borrowed the monkey in this tableau from window dresser and fashion enthusiast Simon Doonan.

“The images in Steven’s work cover the broadest possible range, from the commonplace to the most arcane.  You will find a teaspoon, you will find a skull.  There are drag-queens and Gods, fishes and angels, nudes and fools; trivia mingles with idealism, esoterica with kitch.  He wants you to have a good time, he wants you to be transformed forever, he wants to trouble and amuse you, poke fun at you and put you in a sweat, he wants you to feel wonderful and we are all invited to the party he’s giving in heaven.  Black tie optional: you might prefer yourself in polka dots and globs of golden goo.”

JAMES LEO HERLIHY, Author of MIDNIGHT COWBOY


BULLETPROOF PIETA

BULLETPROOF PIETA A tableau vivant by late American artist Steven Arnold.

BULLETPROOF PIETA
A tableau vivant by late American artist Steven Arnold.

  


DISPLAY

DISPLAY.  A tableau vivant by American artist Steven Arnold.

“[This is] the reinvention of art in America, free of the vices of ambition – insist on yourself.”

STEVEN ARNOLD