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Funk [Jun. 24th, 2007|04:13 pm]
Funky Midatlantic Rowhouse

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[purejuice]


Dee Herget is one of Baltimore's master window screen painters, an art invented in Baltimore by a Czech immigrant to shade the vegetables displayed inside his grocery shop.

aulaitcru lives in a funky mid-Atlantic rowhouse in a traditionally working class neighborhood with no irony. Ironwork, yes, hipster funk, no. Tacky, quirky, yes.

Which brings us to a seminal issue. What is funk? Folk art?

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[User Picture]From: aulaitcru
2007-06-25 01:42 am (UTC)
A neighborhood with ironwork but no irony. Perfect.
I've downloaded my pictures, but haven't had a chance to edit or evaluate or editorialize them. We spent all afternoon and evening at the pool. We're all sunburned and tired and Season 3 of Deadwood awaits us.

The difference between funk and folk art is sometimes just a matter of perspective, I think. And, of course, irony or lack thereof.
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[User Picture]From: purejuice
2007-06-25 02:30 pm (UTC)
i think funk and folk art are different, perhaps, but certainly both are completely unself-conscious. restful.
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