Andrew Fishman's Art and Influences


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Aug 17, 2014
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Minimalist Futurama
Sixteen characters from Futurama.  Can you name them all?

Minimalist Futurama

Sixteen characters from Futurama.  Can you name them all?


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Aug 14, 2014
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Art School Confidential (2006)


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Aug 13, 2014
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Art School Confidential (2006)


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Aug 12, 2014
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Art School Confidential (2006)


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Aug 11, 2014
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Art School Confidential (2006)


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Aug 1, 2014
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It’s so cute when metal bands try to be the most evil-sounding, like, “WE ARE DEATH, DEATH, GOOSE, AND THIS IS A SONG CALLED ‘POISON DEATH SATAN PLAGUE RATS OF INSANITY APOCALYPSE FIRE’”


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Aug 1, 2014
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Guardians of the Galaxy

I just watched this movie last night and loved every minute.  I decided to pay tribute by doing a mini-version of the minimalist series I’m working on.  I couldn’t find sixteen iconic characters in the movie, so I narrowed it down to six of the best.  


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Jul 30, 2014
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I have a rule: whenever I get something rejected; within 24 hours, I submit it somewhere else.

— Dr. Peg Syverson, Zen priest and professor of rhetoric and writing at University of Texas at Austin


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Jul 14, 2014
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Minimalist Star Wars (Original Trilogy)
I’m very happy with how this series turned out.  The hardest one for me this time (by far) was the green one on the far right of the second row.  
Can you figure out who all of the characters are?  

Minimalist Star Wars (Original Trilogy)

I’m very happy with how this series turned out.  The hardest one for me this time (by far) was the green one on the far right of the second row.  

Can you figure out who all of the characters are?  


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Jul 12, 2014
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Heart, “Barracuda,” 1977

In 1977, Heart released its first album, Dreamboat Annie to wild success.  However, in a publicity stunt, their record label, Mushroom, began implying in an advertisement in Rolling Stone magazine that the lead singer and the guitarist Ann and Nancy Wilson were not actually sisters, but were lovers.  

When Ann was confronted about the rumor by a reporter, she stormed back to her hotel room, where she wrote these lyrics likening herself to a porpoise being chased by a merciless barracuda.  For example:

You lying so low in the weeds

I bet you gonna ambush me

You’d have me down down down down on my knees

Now, wouldn’t you, barracuda?

When the 2008 Republican National Convention used the song as a musical introduction to Sarah Palin, the Wilson sisters clarified why they were so against the use of their song in this context:

The song “Barracuda” was written in the late 70’s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women.  (The “barracuda” represented the business.)  While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.