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"Joshua", creepy nude Muppets and unidentifiable hunks of flesh: help me find this book!
January 11, 2004 3:43 PM   Subscribe

"Coping With Joshua"? Photos of banalality and horror. What's the artist? [more inside]

My woman and I saw a book of work by an artist at a counterculture-type shop. One of the words in the title was, I believe, "Joshua", who was an extremely creepy nude muppet, a subject of many of the pictures. Most of the pictures in the book were pretty disturbing. Hunks of unidentifiable flesh on hotel beds, that sort of thing. Does this ring any bells?
posted by skryche to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
Oh yes: she's quite certain the artist's first name is "Chuck".
posted by skryche at 3:58 PM on January 11, 2004


Title and description sound like something Matt Sesow would do, though I'd be very surprised if that was right.
posted by dobbs at 4:43 PM on January 11, 2004


describe the nude muppet. no, I'm not being flip.
posted by machaus at 4:52 PM on January 11, 2004


The artist is most likely Charlie White – here’s an NPR story about him and his series “Understanding Joshua”
posted by Tenuki at 4:58 PM on January 11, 2004


Ack! Sorry, I missed the word "photos".
posted by dobbs at 5:10 PM on January 11, 2004


Excellent. Thanks, Tenuki!
posted by skryche at 6:19 AM on January 12, 2004


Yawk! I saw that book prominently displayed at the NADIFF bookstore two blocks behind Omotesando in Harajuku. Nasty, nasty stuff. Good luck finding it...I suppose.
posted by adamgreenfield at 9:34 AM on January 12, 2004


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