A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 08, 2014
“Earth without art is just eh”

"Earth without art is just eh” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many posters. “The ‘earth’ without ‘art’ is just ‘eh’” was cited on Twitter on May 23, 2010. It’s not known who first came up with the line.


Tumbler—Move Forward, and Don’t Look Back
The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”.
(via greatesteverr, jesuslovesmesnowmuch)
23/5/10

Twitter
Greg
‏@GregisAlive
The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”.
9:41 AM - 23 May 2010

Twitter
Irresistible.
‏@_JDWGAF
The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”. - (via greatesteverr, jesuslovesmesnowmuch) http://tumblr.com/xv9acfksn
12:54 PM - 23 May 2010

Twitter
Anna Nolan
‏@annapannalondon
RT @IValueTheArts The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”. Pledge your support at http://www.ivaluethearts.org.uk
2:09 PM - 14 Sep 2010

Google Books
Misguided Education Reform:
Debating the Impact on Students

By Nancy E. Bailey
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publisihers, Inc.
2013
Pg. 111:
Earth Without Art Is Just EH
-- A 2012 Chicago Teacher’s Strike Sign

Google Books
The Mixed-Media Artist:
Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists

By Seth Apter
Blue Ash, OH: North Light Books
2013
Pg. 64:
A motto I live my artistic life by
“Earth without art is just eh.” eARTh

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