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Funeral Flowers Yellow and Redphoto by Toni SmailagićToward the end of Lee Harvey's life, when he knew he was dying of m...
01/10/2020

Funeral Flowers Yellow and Red
photo by Toni Smailagić
Toward the end of Lee Harvey's life, when he knew he was dying of mesothelioma, he decided that the only flowers at his funeral would be the ones he painted for himself. For more about prophet and painter Lee Harvey check out http://facebook.com/LeeHarveyTrust!
#leeharveytrust #leeharvey #modernart #funeralflowers

666 with Bastille Day Capitalism Pig and Federal StripeLee Harvey spent a considerable amount of time thinking about Ide...
01/10/2020

666 with Bastille Day Capitalism Pig and Federal Stripe

Lee Harvey spent a considerable amount of time thinking about Identity. Perhaps his most thorough exploration of the subject is covered in his Bastille Day paintings. Paintings depicting decapitated people, things and animals.

He was continually toying with the idea of the personality and consciousness of a thing vs its identity.

In this painting, even though the head of the pig is cut off and you will never know its individual thoughts or emotions, even though it no longer has conscious volition, its identity as a pig remains, and that identity is something quite separate from its individual consciousness.

For Lee, the pig always represents American Capitalism.

In the 1980s, all over the country, religious doomsday believers papered giant posters all over urban cores with the message

"The Mark of the Beast
666
is Here!"

For Lee, it represented apocalyptic prophesy being presented as imminent, even though we all know that the apocalypse didn't occur in the 80s. In his paintings, it's the warning of The Joker. The possibility hanging over the gullible that the world is over, and Dark Forces are coming to claim it.

Finally there is his Federal Stripe. The signifier that something has become institutional, government protected, bureaucratically controlled.

Taken together it's a pretty complex and powerful image: Capitalism without volition and doomsday prophesies structurally embedded into bland government administration.

For more about prophet and painter Lee Harvey, check out http://facebook.com/LeeHarveyTrust!
#LeeHarvey #modernart #leeharveytrust #capitalistpig #bastilleday

Lee Harvey was working to portray complex ideas in his Made In India series. He was consumed by the relationship of the ...
01/10/2020

Lee Harvey was working to portray complex ideas in his Made In India series. He was consumed by the relationship of the West with India, the inextricable combination of desire, enlightenment, consumerism and racism that comprise the interaction of the cultures.
F**king Made in India, underlined what he percieved as the commercialism of spiritualism and enlightenment.

He represented the mind expansion and enlightenment of Near Eastern philosophies with LSD.

Something that can blow your mind with its transcendental experience. But something that is cheap, can be purchased for under 20 dollars, can leave you tripping, and perhaps used as a method of control by the government.

Lee had read the ultra racist book that fuels the xenophobia of modern day villains like Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon: The Camp of the Saints.

From the book, he took the image of a bloated deformed toddler and he visually conflated it with images of the buddha and the freighter which carries all the refugees with the Titanic.

In this series, he explores the ideas of replacement iconographies on several levels.

In the mertantilized trade of enlightenment for money, its is cheapened. And at the end, what version of the original are you really getting? Is the LSD opening the way to Enlightenment similar to the teachings of Buddha, or does trying to have the experience without the cost merely give you hatred, coarseness and a racist caricaturization experience?

Lee goes one step further with the idea of making a trippy, happy version. For Kids.

For more about prophet and painter Lee Harvey, check out http://facebook.com/LeeHarveyTrust!
#LeeHarvey #modernart #leeharveytrust

F**k the Pigs and All American Jesus Bastille Painting by Lee Harvey.Lee did a series of portraits of Jesus as an All Am...
01/09/2020

F**k the Pigs and All American Jesus Bastille Painting by Lee Harvey.
Lee did a series of portraits of Jesus as an All American Rock Star, in star spangled jacket and shirts. Most of them exist in private collections around the US, but the Trust has his original Gay Redneck Jesus and this one, a variation of his Bastille Day paintings.
In the All American Jesus paintings, he emblazons the things he thinks would be associated with him were he to be here on Earth in the modern era.
This one is self explanatory. His identity remains as all American even though the Christ visage has been brutally removed.
For more about prophet and painter Lee Harvey check out facebookcom/LeeHarveyTrust and don't forget to like the page!
#leeharvey Modernart #rockstar #f**kthepigs #bastilleday

Marie Antoinette Federal Stripe by Lee Harveyphotographed by Toni SmailagićHudman CollectionFor Lee Harvey, Marie Antoin...
01/09/2020

Marie Antoinette Federal Stripe by Lee Harvey
photographed by Toni Smailagić
Hudman Collection
For Lee Harvey, Marie Antoinette represents oligarchy, aristocracy and cruelty. The black stripe with the stars at the bottom represent intitutionalism.
#leeharveytrust #leeharvey #modernart #marieantoinette #tonismailagic

Abstract Landscapephoto by Toni SmailagićHudman CollectionFor more about prophet and painter Lee Harvey, check out http:...
01/09/2020

Abstract Landscape
photo by Toni Smailagić
Hudman Collection
For more about prophet and painter Lee Harvey, check out http://facebook.com/LeeHarveyTrust and like the page!
#leeharveytrust #leeharvey #modernart #abstractart #landscape

The Muse as SemiRamis, the Queen of Heaven. Lee Harvey lingered on his Muse series for the final five years of his life....
01/08/2020

The Muse as SemiRamis, the Queen of Heaven.

Lee Harvey lingered on his Muse series for the final five years of his life.

He was never able to identify what drove him to paint every single day for almost thirty years. To be possessed of a painting idea and explore that idea across hundreds of variations.

He thought a lot about his inspiration, which he conceived as his Muse.

The Muse, for Harvey, was a composite of several women in his life that had inspired, supported and driven his rich internal dream life.

It is one of his most compelling and exquisite paintings. Her hair is metallic silver, and the corona is framed in metallic gold.

For more about Lee and this painting check out http://facebook.com/LeeHarveyTrust!
#leeharvey #modernart #muse #queenofheaven #semiramis #leeharveytrust

@nba even got in on the action @newyorkcomiccon to help kickstart the new season. Did you try their tip-off challenge?.....
10/06/2019

@nba even got in on the action @newyorkcomiccon to help kickstart the new season. Did you try their tip-off challenge?
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#nycc #nba #lebronjames #nbatipoff #basketball

More amazing collectibles @newyorkcomiccon this time provided by @diamondselect_toys! ...#nycc #diamondselecttoys #colle...
10/06/2019

More amazing collectibles @newyorkcomiccon this time provided by @diamondselect_toys!
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#nycc #diamondselecttoys #collectable #marvel #dc #mortalkombat #nightmarebeforechristmas

@newyorkcomiccon has a cool activation for @facebookwatch show The Birch! Fans can visit the booth and take a picture wi...
10/06/2019

@newyorkcomiccon has a cool activation for @facebookwatch show The Birch! Fans can visit the booth and take a picture with the monster from the horror series. Be sure to check this one out!
@thebirchshow
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#nycc #facebook #facebookwatch #thebirch #horror #streaming #monsters

@southpark is in town @newyorkcomiccon with a fan activation to celebrate the 23rd season. Visit their booth and find yo...
10/05/2019

@southpark is in town @newyorkcomiccon with a fan activation to celebrate the 23rd season. Visit their booth and find your inner South Park character at spandme.com!
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#nycc #southpark #comedycentral #theykilledkenny #ericcartman #funny

@arcade1upofficial let fans play some of@their classic arcade style games @newyorkcomiccon reminding us of the arcades o...
10/05/2019

@arcade1upofficial let fans play some [email protected] classic arcade style games @newyorkcomiccon reminding us of the arcades of the past.
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#arcade1up #arcade #streetfighter #galaga #pacman #marvel #videogames

Stars&Celebs is gonna head down Artist Alley to see all of the great artists behind the comic heroes and villains that w...
10/04/2019

Stars&Celebs is gonna head down Artist Alley to see all of the great artists behind the comic heroes and villains that we love!
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#nycc #artist #comicbooks #marvel #dc #imagecomics #artistalley

Marvel showed they’re about more than just movies and comic books. Check these special edition sneakers and watches insp...
10/04/2019

Marvel showed they’re about more than just movies and comic books. Check these special edition sneakers and watches inspired by the Marvel Universe!
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#marvel #adidas #marveluniverse #sneakers #watches #citizenmarvel #watches

The @tamashiinationsus booth had some of the coolest figures on display. Featuring Street Fighter, Godzilla, and the Gun...
10/04/2019

The @tamashiinationsus booth had some of the coolest figures on display. Featuring Street Fighter, Godzilla, and the Gundam series.
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#nycomiccon #collectibles #streetfighter #gundam #godzilla

Amazon Original “The Expanse” was on display at NYCC getting fans ready for season 4. Fans got to experience what it’s l...
10/03/2019

Amazon Original “The Expanse” was on display at NYCC getting fans ready for season 4. Fans got to experience what it’s like to fly the same ship seen on the show. @expanseonprime
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#nycomiccon #amazon #amazonoriginal #theexpanse #space #thomasjane

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