Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Roast (Part of The Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings) by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a incredibly unique work by ” The Late and Great”, Basquiat. It has all of his unique traits such as repeated words and vibrant splashes of color. We also see on of his trademark “heads” to the left of the work. Unlike his other skeletal faces, this one is multicolored and scribbled on with a white marker. The black background really brings out the colors of the face. The self titled, “Roast” is an extremely realistic roasted goose. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • The Temptation of St Antony by Max Ernst 1945 Oil on canvas

This is a colorful, but unnerving work by “European Surrealist”, Ernst. The piece appears to take place near a lake that’s surrounded by many rocks. There are also many creepy, almost Lovecraftian creatures residing in the lake. St Antony is covered in bright orange robe, and appears to be immense pain. The creatures remind me of deep sea fish, and they definitely can put the viewer on edge. I find this piece to be strangely compelling, because of the seemingly pristine body of water. While, it’s not a piece for everyone, I still find it to be pretty amazing. I am really looking forward to your opinions in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinksmixer.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Midori Green Russian Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • cream

Directions: Pour midori and vodka over ice in a highball glass. Top with cream, to taste.

mgr

 

  • 8 Purification Sake (Okami Cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz sake
  • 1.5 oz Soju
  • 1.5 oz Extra dry ginger ale

Directions: Mix Sake and Soju and pour into cocktail glass, top with ginger ale.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on  larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s dive into the awesome world of Larry Carlson!

  • Star Love Vortex by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is an absolutely brilliant work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space piece with beautiful stars and shadowy figures. There’s also an incredibly trippy collage of melting female faces that create a bizarre spiral near the piece’s center. Lastly, our eyes feast upon the gorgeous array of rainbows that surround the work.

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  • Between Dimensions and Roses by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

In my opinion, this is one of Larry Carlson’s best works. What we get is a brilliant blend of Realism, Photography, and Surrealism. There are beautiful red roses on each side of the work. We also see a female figure with a hollowed out face that’s shooting a rainbow laser beam. She’s wearing a melting dress, and various demonic figures surround her. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. 

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Ice Bomb Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz UV® blue raspberry vodka
  • 2 oz orange vodka
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1-2 oz Sprite® soda

Directions: Pour all liquors into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Fill with Sprite Soda, and serve.

ice bomb

 

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some great works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Olympic by Jean-Michel Basquait  1982-83 Part of the Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a fantastic piece by “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. It is a cornucopia of strange shapes and beautiful colors. We see many of Basquait’s traditional quirks like crowns, repeated words, and demonic faces. The colors really suck the viewer into the piece, and give it a mysterious vibe. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • Plagiary by Rene Magritte 1940 Oil on canvas

This is a gorgeous work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. We see what appears to be a shattered flower pot. Instead of shattering on the ground, it breaks the fourth wall of the painting. The background is revealed, and we are met with an amazingly lovely field of flowers. The Cherry Blossom Tree situated in the center of the work really brings the entire painting together. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

plagiary

Hall Of Shame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, Jon Morris’ The League Of Regrettable Supervillains, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more strange characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Fisherman Real Name: Unknown Status: Villain First Appeared: Aquaman Vol. 1 #21 May-June 1965 DC  Powers/ Weapons: Wields titanium rod and gas-bomb lures; hood boosts strength and allows breathing underwater.

Fisherman is a longtime foe of the superhero, Aquaman. He uses a fishing rod to trap his enemies, and then slices them up with a razor-sharp hook. His identity remains a mystery, however he seems to like carrying out seabourne thefts. He was killed by the police in Gotham City. The villain’s hood turned out to be an alien parasite that controlled its human host, and gave it powers.

fisherman 

  • Sack Real Name: Unknown First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #323 August 1995 Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Nearly Invulnerable Ectoplasmic Body, Body Possession

Sack was a member of the underground team, the Morlocks. He was made a member of the X-Men by Cyclops, however died tragically by Nimrod.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Glacier Mint Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 5 parts vodka
  • 3 parts white creme de menthe
  • lime juice

Directions: Stir ingredients together and strain into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaves, and serve. 

glacier mint

 

  • Goddess of Power (The Legend of Zelda shot)

Ingredients

  • 1 cl grenadine
  • 1 cl licor 43
  • 1 cl cassis syrup

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shot glass and let loose the fire.

gop