Snowboard table Mk1.
Jessica Williams-Girls, 2011
‘The Bear Hunt' by Jared Meuser
by David Zwirner
Joseph Beuys, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, 1965
One of the artist’s most famous performances, Beuys covered his head first with honey, and then with fifty dollars worth of gold leaf. He cradles a dead hare in his arms, and strapped an iron plate to the bottom of his right shoe. Viewed from behind glass in the gallery, the audience could see Beuys walking from drawing to drawing, quietly whispering in the dead rabbit’s ear. As he walked around the room, the silence was pierced by intermittent sound of his footsteps; the loud crack of the iron on the floor, and the soundless whisper of the sole of shoe. (via)
Christo and Jeanne-Claude - Valley Curtain (1970-72)
Valley Curtain was installed between two Colorado mountain slopes. The orange curtain was made from 200,200 square feet (18,600 square metres) of woven nylon fabric.
Polish painter Jacek Yerka began working full-time as an artist in 1980. He had several contracts with galleries in Warsaw and also worked for commissions. He cites Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Cagliostro, Jan van Eyck, and Hugo van der Goes as formative influences on his work. His subject matter ranges from odd beasts to whimsical landscapes incorporating extraordinary architecture, and includes imagery gleaned from his childhood, such as his grandmother’s kitchen. Says Yerka, “For me, the 1950s were a kind of Golden Age… If I were, for instance, to paint a computer, it would definitely have a pre-war aesthetic to it.” Yerka’s work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland. (source: Wikipedia)
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