Category Archives: New York City

Mark Splatter at the Oddities Flea

Mark Splatter Vending at Brooklyn Bazaar Oddities Flea MarketOnce again I will be amongst the dozens of vendors at the Oddities Flea by Ryan Matthew Cohen. Taking place at the Brooklyn Bazaar, this is the Holiday edition. Years ago the Morbid Anatomy started their markets at this time of year, and as they grew in quality and popularity, the markets became an invaluable part of my vending. When Morbid Anatomy closed their doors last year, this market sprang up from the ashes to feature some of the same, and many more of the vendors who all got to know each other so well over the years. This will be the third time under Ryan Cohen’s management, and looking forward to seeing you all at this and many more.

The Market will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, from 11 am – 6pm both days. I however will only be vending Saturday. I will have my usual silkscreen printed patches, tees, totes and hoodies, plus some new designs. I also use this as an opportunity to sell the Wet Specimens I have collected and prepared, as well as some other objects of Natural History and Vintage/Antique nature.

Oddities Holiday Flea Market
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222
December 2 – December 3

Dec 2 at 11 AM to Dec 3 at 6 PM
(take the G to Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Bazaar is almost directly adjacent to the subway exit)

Oddities Holiday Flea Market, December 2 and 3, Brooklyn Bazaar, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn

Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn at Urban Glass, February 1 - April 1, 2017 with work by Mark SplatterSee some of my assemblage/preservation specimen work in this show curated by Allison Meier at Urban Glass, Brooklyn. The show focuses on Dead Horse Bay, a little known New York beach park on Jamaica Bay, where refuse of several decades can be found washing ashore. Among the detritus, horse bones, remnants of the bone rendering plants from the turn of the century give the place its name. The place has been an inspiration to some of my work; I find it’s glass bottles and bones, old toys and everyday objects in various states of tide and weather worn decay fascinating.

Pieces on view by Mark Splatter at Urban Glass, Brooklyn: Pwet specimen and assemblage from Dead Horse BayThe show opened February 1 and remains on view until April 1, 2017. I have three pieces on view, two of them are wet preserved specimens: Seahorse and Irwin, both of which utilize decorative Assemblage in the style of Frederik Ruysch, and another is a Natural History Sculpture using only elements from DHB.

https://urbanglass.org/events/detail/dead-horse-bay-the-glass-graveyard-of-brooklyn

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market

Come visit me and a dozen other vendors of the strange and unusual at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market this Sunday, May 29th at the Bell House. I will have new patches and prints, newly prepared and preserved animal specimens, and some antique and vintage pieces. My friends The Skull Next Door, Purevile, Daisy Tainton, Obscura Antiques, Divya Anantharaman, Invisible Brooklyn Antiques and more will all be there with taxidermy old and new, natural history creations, vintage jewelry and objects, antiques, books, ephemera and more.
Time: 12pm to 6pm (11am for members) Hope to see you all there!!
Location: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (A block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum)
weekendhttps://www.facebook.com/events/594566570707500/Mark Splatter at Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, The Bell House, August 30, 2015, photo credit Village Voice, NYC

Vending Appearances September 2015

Mark Splatter at Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, The Bell House, August 30, 2015, photo credit Village Voice, NYCFirst of all a thanks to everyone who visited the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at The Bell House on August 30 which was a resounding success with a lot MORE vendors, more fun, more people and more great and curious STUFF! Looking forward to the next one on October 18th. Silkscreen Patches, Tshirts, Totebags and Wet Specimen Preparations all did very well, but on the other hand, some of my more natural object assemblages got very little attention. I’ll have to give them more play and display next time.

Next up in September is NYC’s NecroComiCon, September 20 at The Delancey. This is a nighttime event in the gothic scene with Live Bands, Costume Contest, DJs, vendors and hosted by NYC’s own Master of Ceremony, Voltaire. Other Vendors will include Wren Briton of PureVile and Dellamorte & Co.

NecroComiCon 2, September 20, 2015 at The Delancey

Then in October on the 5th and 6th, I’ll be in Philadelphia for Death Salon at their Dark Artisans Bazaar, held at the world renowned Mütter Museum for a two day intensive program of lectures presented by today’s leading minds on death and its anthropological, historical, and artistic contributions to culture.

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market

Sunday, August 30th is the next Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, where I will be vending my waters. This will be the Summer Market Redux! Since the prior event called for an encore! My sikscreen products like patches, tshirts, totes and postcards will be just one focus. I will also have as usual some wet-specimen preservations, both large, small and even teeny-tiny ones. Some curios, constructed from Dead Horse Bay and other Natural and vintage/antique repurposings and upcycled goods. I will also have a few other vibtage odds and ends to add to the flea market aspect of the day, rather than solely my own crafted goods.

This time however, the Morbid Anatomy Museum will be holding the event for the first time OFFSITE! At the Bell House, where Secret Science Club also held the annual Rogue Taxidermy Contest where in 2013 I walked away with the Belle Of The Ball trophy!) on the other end of the block on 7th Street towards 2nd Avenue. This means more space, more beverages, and more vendors! My next scheduled vending event is in October at the Death Salon taking place at the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia on October 5-6th.collectors-slide-0RVS-slide

Date: Sunday, August 30th
Time: 12pm to 7pm ( Morbid Anatomy Members will be able to enter at 11am; become a member at http://bit.ly/1HuhNVf )
Admission: $1 ( add $4 to go to see our Museum Exhibition )
Location: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 ( A block away fro the Morbid Anatomy Museum )

More information can be found here!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464704693830459/

Murder Of Crows

Murder Of Crows, Friday August 7th at Mercury Lounge, NYC with The Brickbats Return, The Harrow and Peeling GreyThis Friday, August 7th at The Mercury Lounge is a special night for music in NYC – Three live bands on one stage with after party and Djs from California and England! Thanks to The Red Party and Salvation and the others for collaborating on an event of this magnitude – no small feat for the NYC club and booking landscape.

The event is titled Murder Of Crows: live bands: The Brickbats Return again to the stage after nearly 200 years. Peeling Grey from Los Angeles are appearing for the first time in New York and with their album release party. The Harrow are from New York and one of its best new artists in years.

Yours truly will be behind the merch stand with my own brand of Deathrock and Gothpunk clothing and accessories from Mark Splatter Printwerk along with my good friends from California of Release The Bats and Killer Pins!

Then on August 30th I will be vending again at the Morbid Anatomy Museum Flea Market Summer Reprise among an increased group of vendors at a larger space next door to the Museum at The Bell House!

The Info:

Those Damn Goths present : A Murder Of Crows

2 Nights of Bands, DJs, Merch Booze, Friends & Fun!
FRIDAY AUGUST 7

MERCURY LOUNGE

10:30 – 4:00AM
ACT 1
The Brickbats (The Return) (NY)

Peeling Grey (Record Release Party) (CA)

The Harrow (NY)
DJs

Sean Templar (The Red Party, UNDERWORLD) (NY)

Martin Oldgoth (thirteen13 radio show, Nostalgia) (UK)

Dave Bats (Release The Bats, Helter Skelter) (CA)

Patrick Cusack (SALVATION, Albion) (NY)
Spinning The best Creepy Crawlies All Night!
Very Special Guest MC Voltaire!
Hostsess

Mandana Banshie (Dorian Gray)

Mercury Lounge

217 East Houston
Doors 10:30 – 4:00 am

$10 Advance Tickets

$15 at Door
http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/842869-harrow-peeling-grey-new-york/

SATURDAY AUGUST 8

THE GALLERY AT LPR

10:00 – 4:00AM
ACT 2
THE MURDER OF CROWS INVADE: THE RED PARTY!
DJs

DJ Sean Templar

Joe Cyn
SPECIAL GUEST DJS

Dave Bats

Martin Oldgoth
Special Guest Hosts:

Jenn Bats (Killer Pins)

Brigitte Gothtart (Thirteen13)
THE GALLERY AT LPR

158 BLEECKER STREET

DOORS 10PM – 4AM

$5 BEFORE 11PM / $12 AFTER

Mark Splatter Printworks!

Killer Pins!

Oddities From A Gowanus Apartment

New York Times - "Oddities From A Gowanus Apartment", Brooklyn Historical Society and City Reliquary present Collector's Night 2014In October 2014, Brooklyn Historical Society and City Reliquary presented Collector’s Night 2014. I was included as one of the Collectors, and the article in the New York Times was titled “Where Cockroach Legs and Snow White Have Something In Common” and a slideshow subtitled “Oddities From A Gowanus Apartment”. A photographer was sent to my apartment in Gowanus/Park Slope and snapped a few of my collection pieces. These photographs are directly from the article photographed by Karsten Moran. You’ll see a collection of antique carving and butcher knives, stereo views, skulls, keys, and wet specimens I have both collected and prepared. Also a pretty good portrait of myself by the very talented photographer who was able to get some great exposures out of glass in a very small environment!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/nyregion/where-cockroach-legs-and-snow-white-have-something-in-common.html?_r=0#

Market Vending in February

The new year starts with two vending events where I will be selling my creations, first on February 8th at St. Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for their Heavy Metal (Vegan) alongside some friends from the Morbid Anatomy crew, where I will be selling my prints and patches, T-shirt line, and some vintage and antiques. No Animal Products or wet specimens (That Day). More from other vendors including other printmakers, records, curios and crafts.

Then on Valentines Day at The Red Party I’ll be back again selling a little bit of everything, from prints to Bottle Imp creations, maybe some specimens, though I tend to sell those specifically for Morbid Anatomy. That will be alongside my friends from The Skull Next Door who I have vended with in both Milan and New York!

February 8th, at 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saint Vitus Bar
1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH 11pm – 4am
At THE GALLERY AT Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012

Ramones alternate lyrics for Essex / Delancey street

Sing along with new lyrics to this Ramones classic:

Under the arc of the sewage stained boards,
Ancient hobos, and ganglords,
Beneath the ground, making mumbled sounds,
The smell of piss is all around,
Down underground, a cold wind blows
No one cares, nobody knows.

I don’t want to be stuck here at Essex Street,
I don’t want to miss the J again,
I don’t want to be stuck here at Essex Street,
I don’t want to miss the J again.

Follow crackheads to the seedy place,
This ain’t a dream, I can’t escape,
Molars and fangs, missing from smiles,
Winos moaning among the tiles,
And late night, watch in vain for headlights,
Smells like someone died, perfectly alright.

The platform is full, the air is foul,
In the distance, a morlock howls,
Hipsters from Urban Outfitters, go away,
Wetbrains and junkies, I curse this train,
And the night when the nuts cry out,
Listen close and you can hear me shout.

Anarchistic Evening Entertainment

An experience brought me back to an idea I had last year of putting things into channels via YouTube and curating my own television station of video content gathered from YouTube, the internet, uploaded myself etc. Not only music videos, but Documentaries, films and clips of subjects I want to portray, things I’m interested in. Even hosting my own show cooking, introducing music videos, talking about movies, whatever. There’s a ton of things to show available, all open licensed or not yet taken down.
I dont own a television myself, and more often than not most of my friends haven’t had television, at least in the past few months while I’ve stayed in a variety of homes and apartments. I do have the habit of watching certain series from time to time, Dexter, Madmen, Band of Brothers, Farscape, etc, but these I watch online, with no need of a television. I also have the habit since I almost always eat alone, of wanting to watch something while I eat at dinner.
I came home this evening to make another grilled cheese sandwhich deluxe and pondered what to watch. This came to mind, from the book I’m reading at the moment. ‘Tropic Of Cancer’ by Henry Miller.
Watching Miller as an old man rising from bed and slowly examining the pictures covering his bathroom walls, I recalled my old studio-bedroom wall, and as he explained the effect all those images had on him, I remember the same experience. He goes into his admiration for Hermann Hesse, discussing Buddhist iconography versus christian, the breasts of the woman bathing in his shower and the streets of New York. This is Anarchistic Evening Entertainment.