Similar but Different #13: A Very Special episode of “Christmas”

by Margaret Meehan December 24, 2010

Merry subversive Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours! I apologize to those of you who do not celebrate the holiday. I hope this will still entertain. Just in case I added a little something special at the end of the post just for you.

“Christmas comes but once a year, and to me it brings good cheer, and to everyone who likes wine and beer Happy New Year is after that, happy I’ll be, that is a fact. That is why I like to hear, folks I say that Christmas is here. Christmas bells will ring real soon, even in the afternoon. There’ll be no chimes shall ring at the the Christmas Ball. Everyone must watch their step, or they will loose their rep. Everybody full of fare at the Christmas Ball.”- Bessie Smith At The Christmas Ball , 1925.


Alex Da Corte- Loved Despite of Great Faults, 2008

Christian Holstad- Red Shopping Cart with Green Lingerie, 2009-2010

John Baldessari- Christmas (With Double Boy on Crouches), 1991

Roman Signer- Room with Christmas Tree, 2010

First four artists via Christmas in July at Yvon Lambert, NY.

Paul McCarthy- Santa with Butt Plug, 2007

Paul McCarthy- Tokyo Santa, 1996/1999 at MOCA

Paul McCarthy- Tokyo Santa, 1996

Paul McCarthy_ Tokyo Santa, 1996

Debbie Reichard- Suspended Belief, 2006


Debbie Reichard- Santa Appears in Toast, 2006

Debbie Reichard- Santa Appears in Toast-detail, 2006

For more of Debbie Reichard’s Brown Christmas

and in case you need a little sugar plum dreams to counter balance Burroughs and McCarthy:

Happy Holidays Everyone! See you in 2011…

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