Adel Souto

writer / musician / troublemaker

Spring Cleaning

Been busy, with many new projects in the works, and am moving the blog over to my website, as this will be my last post on Tumblr.

Have a great spring, and here’s to a happy year! Cheers!

The Party Comes To A Close

From the Heart closing party, on Friday, March 28th, 8 - 10pm, with 50+ artists from around the world, and proceeds of sales going to Children’s Heart Foundation.

Two of my pieces are on display, and I am donating my full percentage to the CHF charity.
Can’t make it? You can also purchase works online by visiting this link.

Classic Adult Movie Posters (Part IV)

Here’s the last of my smut.

School of Hard Knocks (1970)

The Pleasure Machines (1977)

I Feel It Coming (1971)

Trader Hornee (1970)

All Men Are Apes! (1965)

New Photo (Travel) Site

Started a new blog that covers areas in NYC that folks don’t normally visit, such as the oldest living being here: Alley Pond Park’s Queens Giant.

For more entries, and monthly updates, visit the This Hidden City blog.

Giving Larry Some Love

I did a small photography job for Larry Wessel’s newest documentary Love.
For my work, Larry sent me a copy, and, after viewing, was so thrilled with his film, I had to write up a review over at IMDB.
I thought I’d share my words here as well, hoping to inspire a few to check it out.

I wrote:
“Beth Moore-Love is, to me, a rather unappreciated artist. Her work is spectacular; blazing in color, and containing a fascinatingly morbid tone. Most are unfamiliar with her paintings, so imagine the work of a less threatening Joe Coleman, with the sense of humor and style of Salvador Dali. Many of her paintings are vivid, yet personal, recreations of quite a number of grim moments in history, with a tad of added surrealism.
Admittedly, with a run time of 112 minutes, I didn’t know what to expect, and how it could be so lengthy. As I watched, it became extremely clear, and not only do I now understand, but was pretty captivated the entire time.
While going into her history, as she personally goes through her past, she deconstructs quite a number of her works. Explaining what she used as muse and reference, as well as why. Seeing that her paintings are highly detailed, there is a lot of zooming into her work so as to vividly see the intricacies of her style and struggle. Her efforts pay off, as do Wessel’s.
Additional anecdotes are provided by a handful who are (were) part of Moore-Love’s life, including Dale Caudill, Murrugun the Mystic and Stu Mead. Their recollections are often a hoot, as well as informative on the creation of the art, and even art scene of the 90s through today.
I gave it 10 stars, as it was informative, and enlightening, but mostly because it was a really fun watch.”

Going To Babylon In A Hand Basket

I will be part of the art show, New York Babylon, curated by Babylon Projects' Leonardo Casas, who put this together all the way from Chile, South America.

Opening March 5th,with live music, in Brooklyn at 721 Franklin Avenue. The works will be on display March 2 - 8 only, and other artists include Gea*, Shaun Partridge of the Partridge Family Temple, Casas himself, and a host of others.

Don’t Everyone Start Yelling At Once

I am happy to announce that the paperback version of my new book, THE LEAST SILENT OF MEN, is out now!

Orders are available for paperbacks, but the hardcovers are sold out.
More information is available at my website.

Mother Cabrini’s Mummy

On a rainy and foggy Saturday, I went to the Washington Heights area of Manhattan, near Ft. Washington and Ft. Tryon Park, to check out the remains of a Catholic saint.

Located just off 190 Street, is the St. Frances X. Cabrini Chapel, which holds the body of the first American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church (in 1946).
Other than containing a mummified corpse, the building itself is no great feat of architecture, nor much of anything of interest, besides a few statues…

…and stained glass.

The body of Frances Xavier Cabrini (aka Mother Cabrini) was exhumed in 1933 (she died in 1917), and seeing it to be almost perfect, the congregation felt it to be a miracle, and placed her within a shrine, which was later re-designed by the architectural firm of De Sina & Pellegrino in 1957.

An interesting item of note is that the head of the good Mother isn’t there anymore, as, when she was sainted, her skull was kept at the wacky Vatican, just as all the noggins of all other saints are.

From the Heart

I’m a part of a group art show held at the Wooster Street Social Club Gallery, titled From the Heart.

Valentine’s Day, 43 Wooster Street, 5 to 9pm, along with many amazing artists from around the world (and free booze).
I will also be DJing the event, so bring your dance shoes.

Silent Preorders Now Available

Out soon, with preorders starting today!
The Least Silent of Men, a chapbook on the subject of silence (my experiences during a 30-day vow of silence).
In North America: $20 postage paid for trade paperback, signed, and limited to 333 copies, with a hardcover, which is limited to only 10 copies, signed, and comes with special DVD, for $50.
The book contains a forward by artist George Petros, a lengthy article on my experience, as well as a transcript of the communication book I carried for that month.

The cover is a play on Barbara Kruger’s “Your Comfort”, redesigned by me, and executed by tattoo artist Liorcifer. Preorders are now available, by sending amount via Paypal to - if no Paypal, then please check out my website for more ordering info.
Overseas orders start Valentine’s Day, and only paperback copies will be available.