the art observer
I wish I went to Art school, but I didn’t. Here is what I missed and wish I would have learned about. The Art Observer blog is meant to be a respectful bow to all artists and works that I admire and like to revisit.
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Chema Madoz - Untitled.
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Morris Louis - Beta Lambda (1961). Synthetic polymer paint on canvas.

“When Louis began making his large Unfurled paintings in 1960, their dimensions often made it impossible for him to extend the canvasses fully in his small studio—the dining room of his Washington, D.C., home. Similarly, few galleries were large enough to accommodate them, and only two of the more than one hundred in this series were exhibited before the artist died in 1962. Although Louis painted on a vast scale, the brightly colored ribbons of paint cascading down the sides of this canvas invite a close look. Perhaps even more remarkable than the immense size of this work is the broad expanse of raw canvas Louis left exposed—an emphatic void framed by exuberant color.” (MOMA)
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Franz Klein - Chief (1950). Oil on canvas.
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Damián Ortega - Controller of the Universe (2007). Found tools and wire.
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Hiroshi Sugimoto - PPTRD 020 (2008). Platinum palladium print.
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Hiroshi Sugimoto - Stylized Sculpture 117: designer Cristóbal Balenciaga (2007). Gelatin silver print.
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Constantin Brancusi, Muse (La Muse), 1912. Marble, 45 x 23 x 17 cm
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Richard Serra - Between the Torus and the Sphere I-V, 2006, complete set of 5 colour etchings framed individually.
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Naum Gabo - Head of a Woman, c. 1917-20 (after a work of 1916). Celluloid and metal.
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Barnett Newman - The Way II (1969), Acrylic on canvas.
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Pat Brassington - Trophies, 2010, pigment print
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Pat Brassington - Twins (from Gentle), 2001, pigment print.
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David Hockney, photographed by Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima. (New York Times)
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Man Ray - Noire et blanche, 1926.
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Wolfgang Tillmans - Silver 131, 2013. C-print mounted on dibond.