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  1. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alex Grey is one of my favs. [​IMG]
    One of the greatest artists of our time.
     
  2. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    For those in NY, my favorite gallery ClampArt www.clampart.com is having an exhibition of Jill Greenberg's bear portraits (in addition to the "Rapture"-childen crying series in the back section of the gallery).
    I REALLY like her monkey portraits. The bears don't show as much personality as the monkeys; but, still are interesting for their ferocity...or in this case, the lack there of.
     
  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Been a while.

    I'm got my clothes and watch fill lately, so time to buy something new to put on the wall.

    I'm thinking...
    1) Another Takashi Murakami print
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    2) Jack Pierson photograph
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    3) Jill Greenberg End Times print "Torture" (smaller size)
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    4) Serge Matta men's fashion watercolor/drawing from the 50s-60s
    Not this picture! I just found this online. It would be this sort of style; but, a men's study.
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    5) John Arsenault "Lonely" photograph
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  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Since you like Murakami:
     
  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    All this seems terribly decorative, especially Murakami. I don't especially like Murakami as his art is rather ornamental to put it in simple terms.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Dada exhibit in Paris at the Centre Pompidou in 2005. We were moved by the art, the people behind the movement and their philosophy. It was the first art movement that happened in multiple major cities around the world due to advances in technology, travel and communications.
     
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    My wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Dada exhibit in Paris at the Centre Pompidou in 2005. We were moved by the art, the people behind the movement and their philosophy. It was the first art movement that happened in multiple major cities around the world due to advances in technology, travel and communications.
    Dada is an interesting movement. It's one of those situations that had to have its perfect context otherwise it would have been terribly absurd and irrelevant. Imagine doing Dada today. I believe one of the centers of Dada was Zurich, with the Cabaret Voltaire as its focal point. The big names--Tzara, et al.--used to do poetry recitals and performances at the location; Hugo Ball used to dress up in this robot costume.
     
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    GoSurface Senior member

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    I remember being moved by the DADA exhibit as well, when it was at the National Gallery.
     
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    Biscione Senior member

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    That dada exhibition was really fantastic. I went to it half a dozen times in Paris. My list of artists I like is far too long, so I'll name just a few. These are all very famous names, but I consider that to be the case largely by virtue of the fact that a lot of the best artists do become famous. Traditional artists: Manet. Caravaggio. Sargent. Codazzi. Fra Angelico. Velasquez. Vermeer. Goya. Greco. Modern: Twombly (in person his works are like nothing else, and I truly hope I will be able to own his work in the future, although that may be extremely difficult). Dubuffet. Fontana. Ernst. Duchamp. Malevich. Picasso (he needs to be here). Manzoni. Derain. Rauschenburg. Post modern: Matthew Barney (The Cremaster Cycles are amazing). Keinholz. Klein. Hirst. Macarthy. Creed. Gilbert & George. Koons.
     
  10. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    All this seems terribly decorative, especially Murakami. I don't especially like Murakami as his art is rather ornamental to put it in simple terms.

    Well...you do decoarte your walls with art.

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  11. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Missed this thread the first round. Nice list, designprofessor. Here's mine:

    Some personal favorites:
    Ed Ruscha
    Milton Avery
    Anish Kapoor
    Jasper Johns
    Richard Serra
    John McCracken
    Gerhard Richter
    Richard Diebenkorn
    Felix Gonzalez-Torres
    Robert Irwin
    Ruth Asawa
    Agnes Martin

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    Good artists, but just don't like 'em:
    Matthew Barney
    Damient Hirst
    Jeff Koons
    Most Surrealists
    Gursky, Tillmans / German photography in general

    Just bad:
    Most video art
    "hipster-approved lo-brow/hi-brow artists"
     
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    Hm, I like his stuff too. Expensive I take it?
     
  14. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    One of my personal favorites, it helps that I know the artisit.

    http://www.vanjasart.com/


    Hm, I like his stuff too. Expensive I take it?

    I like "Going Up" and "No Time To Waste"
     
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