Budapest, Hungary - part 15

A little Budapest, then a day trip to Vienna, only 2.5 hours away.
Every day we walked the short jaunt from our hotel to the museum. And most days I would shoot the people I walked by. Sadly, with such a big coat on, I was a bit encumbered, and mostly missed my framing. Oh well.
Handcuffed Mannekins. Stupid, but here you go.
Budapest has one of the oldest subways in the world. Don't believe me?
Then we went to Vienna, Austria, only a two and a half  hour car ride away. We went to see art. Kevin enjoys a David Hockney.
Kevin also lingered over some hyper-realistic sculpture.
It was all pretty believable until you got to the crotch. No vulva, and sloppily glued on fur?
Some kids were bored out of their mind in the Albertina Museum.
The kids outside were having more fun.
"All that I know I learned after I was thirty." –Georges Clemenceau
The police are sneaky everywhere.
"Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience." –Albert Bandura
"A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five." –Groucho Marx
Shrinky Links:
Current exhibitions:
In Budapest, Hungary: The Cemetery of Reason at the Ernst Muzeum, Jan. 21st, 2011
In Los Angeles: Freeflow at Roberts & Tilton, Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2011 ----->LAST DAYS!
Upcoming exhibitions:
In Los Angeles, "Art in the Streets" at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary, April 17th, 2011
In Austin, Texas(with Deanna!): 'There Ain't No Forgetting' at
Domy Gallery, March 12, 2011 (during SXSW)
In Copenhagen, Denmark: 'My Soul is Worried but not Me' at
Nils Steark Gallery
, May 6th, 2011
6 Video Interviews From Italy
The Seconds Pass book --- Yeah.
Buy the
Cemetery of Reason book, with a sneak peek
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
New Drinking the Kool Aid
Review at Photo-Eye Blog
And a new
review of the Seconds Pass book too
Deanna's Blog <--------------UPDATED!
Dennis McGrath's Blog ---->get his new zine----and book!
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Ashley B's blog Milk Teeths -----I make an appearance--->
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
American Suburb X
Alleged Press
Hamburger Eyes --- New Dennis Zine!
New Book with photos from Russia,
Litmus Test
VIDEO: Golden Age of Neglect - 1999
Posted February 16th, 2011 by Vienna is a very handsome place says Oprah?
Posted By: Devin on February 16th, 2011 at 01:13PM PST
Devin I have to come by Jokers and drop of some art for some benefit. Do you know about it? Do you still work there?
Posted By: ed on February 16th, 2011 at 01:36PM PST
You're an inspiration in your skating, your art, and your lust for life. Been a fan of Toy Machine for years, and really like you and your wife's blogs.
Posted By: Brian McElmurry on February 16th, 2011 at 01:54PM PST
i was at that hyper-realist exhibit, too, in MUMOK. I liked the chuck close pieces and the photographer that took pics of the TV (Friedlander???) because it reminded me of jgonz's blog. Hah!
Posted By: vinny on February 16th, 2011 at 02:21PM PST
Thanks for your kind words Brian!
Posted By: ed on February 16th, 2011 at 03:25PM PST
We were so close Vinny.
Posted By: ed on February 16th, 2011 at 03:26PM PST
I didn't even notice the handcuffs.

Dang, I was in Vinny's heart. Half a world away. Small world.

You're Like to Comment ratio on facebook is too polarized. Best case scenario, a full click and comment here.

1896 metro? Did everybody have to stick their feet out like the flintstones?
U C wut I did there?
That's impressive.
You know what, that joke wasn't even funny.

This isn't Alien workshop.
jk. That's a good photo.
Mystery Skatevideo Theater 3000

For the record, I did check out S Van's youtube links.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 16th, 2011 at 06:05PM PST
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 16th, 2011 at 10:27PM PST
Posted By: S van on February 17th, 2011 at 04:27AM PST
artespain-art is pain
Vienna handsome? Oprah? Srsly? If i would stumble into Oprah in Vienna I'm pretty sure my brain would melt... Like she would totally walk around alone without 4 bodyguards.
Perhaps they had to glue on that fur and underneath there's a beautiful hyperrealistic shaved pussy.
Austria is not Sweden after all...
Posted By: ex royal on February 17th, 2011 at 12:48PM PST
I would sell my body to Oprah...
Posted By: S Van on February 17th, 2011 at 01:14PM PST

Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 17th, 2011 at 01:18PM PST
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 17th, 2011 at 02:13PM PST
Hahah, I was thinking the same thing about the sculptures. I was like "Wow that looks pretty real....the toes, the hands, the nipples....wait....thats just some fur there" haha

I really like the photos of the kids at the museum.

JGonz- I can't wait til the China Flat Toy shoes come out, I'll buy two pairs, and you buy two pairs and we can send them back and forth to each other to wear. Deal? If you're the same shoe size as me, it's destiny brah. Don't fuck with destiny.

captcha: mlest XVII
Posted By: Mike on February 17th, 2011 at 08:57PM PST
hey ed, my friend is getting married in july and my other friend and i are planning a trip somewhere around the world for a bachelor party or some shit sometime around the end of june beginning of july. any suggestions?
Posted By: Hunter on February 17th, 2011 at 10:53PM PST
I want the green turtle boys. Maybe red monsters too.

You a size 10/10.5?
Talking shoes, not penis. Calm down.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 17th, 2011 at 11:00PM PST
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