Best Christmas Movies (All-time)
Every once in a while a new piece of art startles, moves, or makes us simply take notice. I always find it interesting to think of which pieces really break our every day and make us look.
( Edited by karj )
Art, bold, daring, contemporary
not recent, but never forgotten
Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic (1987)
Made of cured flank steak also known as "skirt steak.
This piece was first presented on the occasion of Documenta in 1992, curated by Jan Hoet. When asked who would be in the show, Hoet had no answer, but added, "Jeff Koons will not be". Koons quickly responded by developing "Puppy". Located in a village outside Kassel, Koons took over the courtyard of a beautiful castle and constructed his work. Covered in flowers it touched on beauty in art. In making the castle into a dog house he also sent a clear message to Hoet that, come on I'm just a playful puppy that just wants to play around in art. Like all great artwork it must be cared for, (watered), cherished and loved. But don't worry "Puppy" now has a new home, he lives in New England with friends that love, care for, and support him. If only all great art could find such a home.
While referencing Manzoni's work, McCarthy breaks it out of the can, and blows it up to huge propertions. Never have I wanted to climb up a pile of shit so bad. It's so soft so squeezable, so loving, so warm. I wish all art were like this ! ! P.S. It dosn't smell, it's just plastic. Nothing offencive here !
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good topic, eric!
i'll have to give this some thought!
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