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  • Description: 1980s
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    • Guarded Conditions.

    • Guarded Conditions.

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Instant camera photographs; Dye diffusion transfer prints; Plaques; Mixed media; Social aspects; Social values; Ethnic stereotypes; Stereotyping; Discrimination; Women; Backs (Anatomy); Standing; Clothing &...

    • "The viewer of Lorna Simpson's works is compelled to shuttle between texts and images in order to construct meanings. The use of text-image conjunctions was a major component of 1980s photographic process. In Britain Victor Burgin's teaching...
    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Prints; Broadsides; Broadsides; Advertisements; Advertising; Language; Communication; Communication devices; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Question marks

    • "Jenny Holzer extended the use of language in art to another dimension by presenting words alone; for the viewer, looking and reading became one and the same act. […] In graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design in the mid-1970s,...
    • Sky Window.

    • Sky Window.

    • Sculpture; Architecture; Architectural elements; Ceilings; Windows; Skylights; Light; Lighting

    • "While producing works like this, Turrell also embarked on a major project in 1972 which involved purchasing, and subsequently modifying, an extinct volcanic crater located in northern Arizona. This 'Roden Crater' project has connections with...
    • Hollywood Africans - 1940.

    • Hollywood Africans - 1940.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Acrylic paintings; Graffiti; Men; Self-portraits; Portraits; Artists; Sculptors; Hairstyles; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Hands; Clothing & dress; Hats; Headgear; Footprints; Stars; Inscriptions; Numerals

    • Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas; “Basquiat emerged as an artist in the 1980s, when the cultural mix included drugs, on which he eventually overdosed, hip hop, rap, and graffiti. His works, compact with codes that expose the nature of power...
    • Britain Seen from the North.

    • Britain Seen from the North.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Maps; Recycling; Conservation of natural resources; Economics; Economic & political systems; Political issues; Politics & government

    • "It was not until the end of the 1970s, in the work of a new generation of sculptors including Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor, and Bill Woodrow, that the sculptural object as such, in relation to human or urban themes, reassumed...
    • Two Urinals.

    • Two Urinals.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Plumbing fixtures; Urination; Allusions; Sex; Men; Hygiene; Walls

    • "These highly stylized, non-utilitarian versions of plumbing fixtures evoke complex psycho-sexual concerns surrounding issues of hygiene and male bonding. At the same time, they participate in a witty dialogue with Jasper Johns's famous bronze...
    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 3.

    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 3.

    • Men; Children; Animals; Insects; Containers; Play (Recreation); Baseball; Fruit; Nuns; Toys; Ships; Farmhouses; Trees; Beds; Writing materials; Reading; Log cabins; Tickets

    • This set of woodblock prints was reprinted in the 1980s. With the exception of the grapevine, the large cat jumping to the ground, the porcelain bowl, the black-and-white dog, and the log cabin with smoke coming from chimney, the images duplicate...
    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 22.

    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 22.

    • Men; Children; Animals; Sleds & sleighs; Knights; Women; Chivalry; Dairy farming; Carts & wagons; Sailors; Naval warfare; Reading; Justice; Ladders; Skeletons; Scythes; Bones; Steam engines; Railroad stations; Steamboats; Body parts;...

    • This set of woodblock prints was reprinted in the 1980s. With the exception of the paddle-wheel steamboat, the zeppelin, the teapot or genie bottle, the three-dimensional rectangle, the flower with 9 spokes, the eagle perched on shield, the...
    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 15.

    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 15.

    • Men; Women; Children; Newspapers; Ladders; Sailors; Ship equipment & rigging; Animals; Discovery & exploration; Indigenous people; Indians of North America; Danger; Violins; Log cabins; Pipes (Smoking); Play (Recreation); Knights

    • This set of woodblock prints was reprinted in the 1980s. The images duplicate the earlier prints in this collection. Woodblock prints of, from left to right starting at top left: boy, standing in room with man holding newspaper, gesturing through...
    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 21.

    • John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Prints, Reprint sheet 21.

    • Men; Women; Horses; Shipping; Steam engines; Railroad stations; Stores & shops; Buildings; Department stores; Carts & wagons; Animals; Writing materials; Children; Indigenous people; Books; Reading; Dairy farming;

    • This set of woodblock prints was reprinted in the 1980s. The images duplicate the earlier prints in this collection. Woodblock prints of, from left to right starting at top left: man and woman riding galloping horses; men loading or unloading...
    • Made in Heaven.

    • Made in Heaven.

    • Posters; Billboard posters; Billboards; Prints; Lithographs; Planographic prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Exhibition posters; Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Motion pictures; Erotic films; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust;...

    • 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...
    • Made in Heaven, detail, Koons and Cicciolina.

    • Made in Heaven, detail, Koons and Cicciolina.

    • Posters; Billboard posters; Billboards; Prints; Lithographs; Planographic prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Exhibition posters; Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Motion pictures; Erotic films; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust;...

    • 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...
    • Talking.

    • Talking.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Arms (Anatomy); Hands; Fingers; Body parts; Clocks & watches; Cigarettes; Smoking; Smoke; Worry

    • "As in certain paintings by Francis Bacon, existential givens were made stubbornly palpable in Guston's pictures. Recurrent images such as a head with a single wide-open eye, wrist-watches, bare light-bulbs, or cigarette butts spoke of bouts...
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