The Bizarro Retro Art of Nadine Boughton


I really have a thing for the architecture, design and overall look of mid-century modern living. I’m a sucker for that sleek, ultra-insular home of the Space Age generation, and my boom-a-rang table still holds a place of honor in my home.

Nadine Boughton is a Massachusetts-based photographer and collage artist who really turns that retro look on its ear. Boughton says that she is attracted to “the tension of opposites” and exploring “what lies beneath appearances,” and by marrying men’s adventure magazines with Better Home and Gardens, her work exposes the dark, if preposterous, underbelly of Camelot.

So ring-a-ding-ding, daddios and chickie-babies. Pour yourself a cocktail and lounge back in your plush red sofa — and don’t be surprised if you’re attacked by bats or mauled by wild gibbons.

Check out more of Nadine Boughton’s work at her website.


About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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9 Responses to The Bizarro Retro Art of Nadine Boughton

  1. MindMindful says:

    I too love elements of the mid-century aesthetic — & NB hilariously captures that while upending it at the same time. Great…….

  2. drewpan says:

    Oh man… that’s a mindfuck and a half! I like!

  3. cocomino says:

    It’s really interesting and fun. I saw similar arts in museums, Tokyo before.

  4. The mind boggles. Ya have to laugh …

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