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pacegallery:

Installing Nara: The chief preparator at the Des Moines Art Center inserts the last bolt into place on Yoshimoto Nara’s sculpture, White Ghosts, which was taken down in December of last year for repairs. The sculpture is now back on view at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines. Photo courtesy: Rodney White/The Register. 

missfolly:

Frida Kahlo "Looking In Mirror Close-up"

Lola Álvarez Bravo 1944

albrightknox:

Caught on Camera 
April 1976: 
Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George were present at the Albright-Knox in 1976 for the opening of their exhibition, Gilbert and George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting (April 1–May 2, 1976). The artist duo has worked together for the past 47 years. They are firm proponents of “Art for All” and believe that every faction of life has potential to be art. They have never adopted a singular style and employ all mediums, tending to blur the line between art and artist, reality and fiction, and life and imitation.

Their exhibit at the Albright-Knox showcased an environment of charcoal scenes depicting the two artists walking through the “general jungle” of life where “the people are all living near to beauty, passing by.” Their thoughts are conveyed in the handwritten captions below each work. In line with the artists’ philosophy of the melding of art and life, they allow their personal lives and thoughts to become available to the viewer. The twenty-three charcoal drawings in the exhibition ranged in size from four to fourteen feet across with a uniform height of nine feet. The works not only captured the artists’ figures and scenes from their lives, but enveloped the audience in awareness of Gilbert and George’s self-referential view of art, artists, and the world around them.

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Content adapted from the exhibition brochure, published in correlation with the exhibition Gilbert and George: The General Jungle or Carry on Sculpting, 1976, and written by former Albright-Knox Curator Linda Cathcart. Images courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Archives, Buffalo, New York. © 2014 Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Top photograph by John D. O’Hern (Albright-Knox staff, Assistant to the Director, Public Relations and Publications)

littlelimpstiff14u2:

SHINTARO OHATA

Born in Hiroshima, 1975.
Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world.

Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata (previously) currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places vibrantly painted figurative sculptures in the foreground of similarly styled paintings that when viewed directly appear to be a single artwork. In some sense it appears as though the figures have broken free from the canvas. These artworks, along with several of his other paintings, join works by Yoddogawa Technique, Enpei Ito, Osamu Watanabe, and Akira Yoshida, for the Sweet Paradox show that runs through August 10th

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Shinro Ohtake

Retinamnesia Filtration Shed

Yokohama Triennale 2014

asylum-art:

Alexa Meade :  People Transformed Into Paintings

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What you are about to see, are not paintings on canvas! Alexa Meade paints with acrylics directly on human flesh creating the illusion of painterly portraits.

“Alexa Meade is an installation artist based in the Washington, DC area. Her background in the world of political communications has fueled her intellectual interest in the tensions between perception and reality.


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artnet:

"I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence." - Robert Mapplethorpe
Blue Rose is a quintessential example of Robert Mapplethorpe’s exquisite flower studies. 

artnet:

"I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence." - Robert Mapplethorpe

Blue Rose is a quintessential example of Robert Mapplethorpe’s exquisite flower studies.