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Can we have a general topic about art? Seems like the Picasso litho one took a new route.

Post yours, what you own, what you like, what you hate, what exhibition you are excited to see, what you want to buy. Can be art in any manifestation.
post #2 of 1593
Don't get me started on art.

Ones that alot of people hate that I really like:

Cy Twombly
Andres Serrano
Picasso (Minotaurs)
Mark Rothko
Ad Reinhardt
Frank Stella (Black paintings)
Agnes Martin
Alex Katz

Some well knowns that leave me coldsacrilege, I know)

Jean Michel Basquiat
John Currin
Georgia O'Keefe
Thomas Hart Benton
Grant Wood's American Gothic
Diego Rivera
Architect, Daniel Libeskind,... vertigo inducing
Pre Raphaelites
Some of Gustav Klimt

One of my favorite "unknown" (meaning you probably won't find him in textbooks or art journals)
Technically, one of the best. IMO
Did a series of rodeo cowboys in the 60 -70's, modern and not the typical cowboy / indian cliche.
To see the paintings in person, they are quite stunning.

Jame Bama
post #3 of 1593
^^^I agree both with your hot and cold list. Stella is not my favorite of favorites, but the list definitely works.
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Sandra Meyer
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my favorite visual artists:

Ed Kienholz, the greatest assemblage artist ever
George Herms
Barbara Kruger
Llynn Foulkes
Ed Bereal
Francis Bacon
Antoni Tapies
Yves Tanguy

my favorite "obvious" artists:
Rene Magritte
Salvador Dali
Robert Rauschenberg

I like artists who's work is gritty. In appearance and concept.
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throw Joel-Peter Witkin into my mix too...
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
throw Joel-Peter Witkin into my mix too...

Shoe Fucker and Woman Who Believes She's Becoming a Camera (1998)
post #9 of 1593
Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
throw Joel-Peter Witkin into my mix too...

Check out:
Ivan Albright
movie director, David Lynch does some paintings you might take to as well.
post #10 of 1593
Thread Starter 
That you know:
Takashi Murakami
Claude Monet
Marc Chagall
Nan Goldin
Damien Hirst

That you might know:
Anthony Goicolea
Loretta Lux
Arthur Tress
Edgar Martins

That you probably don't know:
Walter Briski
Jill Greenberg
Alec Olander
Matt Haber
Ruben Nusz
post #11 of 1593
Originally Posted by VMan View Post

An extract from the diary of Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett Gonin DSO who was
among the first British soldiers to liberate Bergen-Belsen in 1945

I can give no adequate description of the Horror Camp in which my men and myself were to spend the next month of our lives. It was just a barren wilderness, as bare as a chicken run. Corpses lay everywhere, some in huge piles, sometimes they lay singly or in pairs where they had fallen. It took a little time to get used to seeing men women and children collapse as you walked by them and to restrain oneself from going to their assistance. One had to get used early to the idea that the individual just did not count. One knew that five hundred a day were dying and that five hundred a day were going on dying for weeks before anything we could do would have the slightest effect. It was, however, not easy to watch a child choking to death from diptheria when you knew a tracheotomy and nursing would save it, one saw women drowning in their own vomit because they were too weak to turn over, and men eating worms as they clutched a half loaf of bread purely because they had to eat worms to live and now could scarcely tell the difference. Piles of corpses, naked and obscene, with a woman too weak to stand proping herself against them as she cooked the food we had given her over an open fire; men and women crouching down just anywhere in the open relieving themselves of the dysentary which was scouring their bowels, a woman standing stark naked washing herself with some issue soap in water from a tank in which the remains of a child floated. It was shortly after the British Red Cross arrived, though it may have no connection, that a very large quantity of lipstick arrived. This was not at all what we men wanted, we were screaming for hundreds and thousands of other things and I don't know who asked for lipstick. I wish so much that I could discover who did it, it was the action of genius, sheer unadulterated brilliance. I believe nothing did more for these internees than the lipstick. Women lay in bed with no sheets and no nightie but with scarlet red lips, you saw them wandering about with nothing but a blanket over their shoulders, but with scarlet red lips. I saw a woman dead on the post mortem table and clutched in her hand was a piece of lipstick. At last someone had done something to make them individuals again, they were someone, no longer merely the number tatooed on the arm. At last they could take an interest in their appearance. That lipstick started to give them back their humanity.

Source: Imperial War museum
post #12 of 1593
Thread Starter 
Might be purchasing this from Ruben:

"Memento Mori Series #2" C-Print 36"x48"
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Andy Warhol Paul Rosenquist Frank Stella Constantin Brancusi Donald Judd Wallace Berman are my favorites
post #15 of 1593
Mark Tansey
Gerhard Richter
Josef Albers
Charles Sheeler
Garry Winogrand
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