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. “Did you know you can’t spell Earth without art?” was posted on Twitter by Debbie on March 3, 2009. “You can’t spell earth without art” was posted on Twitter by b r y c e on October 17, 2009.

“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.

“You can’t spell heart without art” is another “art” saying.


Twitter
Debbie
@bdmuse
Did you know you can’t spell Earth without art?
7:27 PM - 3 Mar 2009

Twitter
b r y c e
@Brycley
You can’t spell earth without art. ... http://lnk.ms/28dTt
1:21 PM - 17 Oct 2009

Twitter
vanilla foehn
@vanillafoehn
you can’t spell earth without art. (so proud of myself, i just made that up! smile
10:38 AM - 30 Dec 2009

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

11 June 2010, Journal & Courier (Lafayette, IN), TGIF sec., pg. 10, col. 1:
You can’t spell “Earth” without “art.”

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

Google Books
Contemporary Perspectives on Art and International Development
Edited by Polly Stupples and Katerina Teaiwa
New York, NY: Routledge
2017
Pg. 1:
The ‘earth’ without ‘art’ is just ‘eh.’
Anonymous

Google Books
Title The Earth Without Art Is Just Eh: The Earth Notebook, Art Notebook Sketch Pad, 6 X 9 108 Page Count Lined Wide Ruled Notebook
Author Writing Journals
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018
ISBN 172345253X, 9781723452536
Length 108 pages

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityArt/Sculpture • Sunday, June 08, 2014 • Permalink