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  • Description: Aesthetic
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    • Civilisation Atlantique.

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    • "This enormous, collage-like painting is crammed with anti-American allusions. An electric chair sits on the plinth at the top center (the Rosenbergs were electrocuted as Russian spies in 1953). A GI nonchalantly reads a pornographic magazine. The...
    • Untitled, detail.

    • Conceptual
    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of lines of...
    • Untitled.

    • Conceptual
    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of lines of...
    • Brown Hotel interior, Louisville, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Hotels; Interiors; Dining Rooms & spaces; Brown Hotel (Louisville, Ky.)
    • Located at the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Broadway in Louisville, Kentucky, the Brown Hotel dining room shows the opulence of the hotel. Rows of tables with white tablecloths line the room. Each table has two to four wood chairs. The...
    • Malaïka Hakima/California/USA.

    • Hakima, Mala'ika, 1950-
    • I met Mala'ika in an art class, and have done childcare for her children. / Last year I gave her a facsimile of this quilt in the form of a sewn notebook cover. / I was born in Peoria, Illinois, 6 August 1951 -- a Leo with Virgo/Libra rising -- and...
    • Meridel LeSueur/Kansas/U.S.A.

    • Le Sueur, Meridel
    • Artist and quilt maker. / I have been following the career of Judy Chicago for several years. I have watched the progress of the Dinner Party with whole-hearted support and interest. / I was very excited to have an opportunity to participate in...
    • Spiral Jetty, stills from Spiral Jetty Film.

    • Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • Documentation of film stills from Spiral Jetty, 1970. "These are frames from Smithson's half-hour-long film based on his Spiral Jetty. Shots taken of the dusty road on the way to the site of the work were intercut with images of the blazing sun,...
    • Date Painting, 9 August, 1968.

    • Conceptual
    • "Each of On Kawara's Date Paintings is individualized to some degree. Typefaces vary, as do the colors. They are always horizontal in format but each one corresponds to one of eight predetermined sizes." (Caption, p.178); "Much as Conceptualists...
    • Balaclavas.

    • Postmodern; Contemporary
    • Series of five woolen hoods; "The motifs on Trockel's knitted balaclavas emblematized various issues. The 'bunnies', for instance, teasingly evoked the kind of imagery displayed in [Sigmar] Polke's Playboy Bunnies, whilst the swastikas nudged taboo...
    • Filter Fat Corner.

    • Conceptual
    • "The work consisted of a triangular gauze filter stretched across a corner into which lumps of fat had been packed. Apart from alluding to physical metamorphoses brought about via osmosis, processes of refinement and purification were evoked. In a...
    • In and Out of Love (White Paintings & Live Butterflies).

    • Young British Art; Contemporary
    • Five white canvases with pupae, steel shelves with potted flowers, bowls of sugar-water solution, table, radiators, humidifiers, and live butterflies; "There was a lyrical quality to Hirst's use of butterflies' lifecycles, both in the 1991...
    • I Love You.

    • Young British Art; Contemporary
    • "There was a lyrical quality to Hirst's use of butterflies' lifecycles, both in the 1991 installation In and Out of Love, and the related 1994-5 series of paintings, of which I Love You forms part." (Caption, p.231); "By contrast to [Richard]...
    • Untitled.

    • Contemporary
    • Galvanized steel and concrete. "Deacon's organically related forms often derive from sources in the Bible, poetry, fairy stories, and figures of speech. In the two versions of the laminated wood sculpture For Those Who Have Ears (1982-3), for...
    • La Toute Jeune Fille (Very Young Girl).

    • Art Informel
    • "Such barely recognizable human images were the outcome of a dialogue with materials. Layers of thick paste were applied to an absorbent sheet of rag paper laid on a canvas, with a layer of colored paste and varnish finally added to the...
    • Numbers.

    • Modern (styles and periods); Neo-Dada; Pop (fine arts styles)
    • "Johns used letters or numbers as a means of reintroducing the signifiers of a collective sign system into a Modernist 'field' previously answerable to subjective judgments of taste. The textures in his drawings in particular are subtly modulated....
    • Untitled.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Minimal; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "Judd's industrially manufactured, modular pieces, developed from 1966 onwards, were stubbornly empirical investigations of specific materials and visual effects. He shunned mystification and openly declared the nature of his structures. The...
    • Five Car Stud.

    • Funk
    • Tableau: cars, plaster casts, guns, rope, masks, chainsaw, clothing, oil pan with water and plastic letters, paint, polyester resin, styrofoam rocks, and dirt; "Ruthlessly forgoing aesthetic or metaphorical niceties, Keinholz's grotesquely...
    • Made in Heaven, detail, Koons and Cicciolina.

    • Neo-Geo; Contemporary; Postmodern
    • Lithograph billboard poster. "Koons followed up this poster with a series of explicit, human-scale, photo-based 'paintings' of the couple having sex. Characteristically, Koons asserted that his concerns were far removed from pornography. He had...

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