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Art

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by SoCal2NYC, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me started on art.[​IMG] [​IMG]



    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
    Minimalism
    Alex Katz



    Some well knowns that leave me cold[​IMG]sacrilege, 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
     
  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    ^^^I agree both with your hot and cold list. Stella is not my favorite of favorites, but the list definitely works.
     
  4. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    throw Joel-Peter Witkin into my mix too...
     
  8. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    throw Joel-Peter Witkin into my mix too...

    Shoe Fucker and Woman Who Believes She's Becoming a Camera (1998)
     
  9. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    That you know:
    Takashi Murakami
    Claude Monet
    Marc Chagall
    Erte
    Nan Goldin
    Damien Hirst

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

    That you probably don't know:
    Walter Briski
    Jill Greenberg
    Alec Olander
    Matt Haber
    Ruben Nusz
     
  11. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Banksy.

    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
     
  12. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    Might be purchasing this from Ruben:

    [​IMG]

    "Memento Mori Series #2" C-Print 36"x48"
     
  13. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Andy Warhol
    Paul Rosenquist
    Frank Stella
    Constantin Brancusi
    Donald Judd
    Wallace Berman

    are my favorites
     
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    Mark Tansey
    Gerhard Richter
    Josef Albers
    Charles Sheeler
    Garry Winogrand
     
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    Some well knowns that leave me cold[​IMG]sacrilege, I know)
    Some of Gustav Klimt


    Thank you.
     
  16. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    Some well knowns that leave me cold[​IMG]sacrilege, I know)

    ....
    Some of Gustav Klimt


    Best not eat at Danube!
     
  17. fighetta

    fighetta Well-Known Member

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    Best not eat at Danube!
    Inane man walking.
     
  18. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Richard Diebenkorn
    Balthus
    Yinka Shonibare
     
  19. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Someone whose work I have long enjoyed but who is not terribly well-known: Alison Van Pelt:

    [​IMG]
    People whose work my wife, I, or both of us (we don't always agree on these things) enjoy enough to have in our home:
    Candida Hoffer:
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    Joseph Maruska:
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    Martin Kersels (this is the actual piece we own):
    [​IMG]

    Miles Coolidge:
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    Lynn Bennett:
    [​IMG]

    Laura Owens:
    [​IMG]

    A few others but I'm tired of posting for the moment. I've also seen photographs over the 'net of designprofessor's work, and it's pretty cool.
     

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