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    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • Illustrations; Periodical illustrations; Drawings; Ink drawings; Collages; Cartoons (Commentary); Editorial cartoons; Political cartoons; Satires (Visual works); Politics & government; Art; Capitalism; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Supernatural...

    • "Ad Reinhardt's satirical cartoons, which contrasted sharply with his practice as a painter, dated back to the 1930s and 1940s. His strong Communist sympathies during that period had informed a series of cartoons for left-wing journals. By the...
    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Seascapes; Landscapes (Representations); Rites & ceremonies; Harbors; Bodies of water; Ships; Boats; Sailing ships; Galleys (Ships); Vessels; Sailing; Gondolas; Rowboats; Vehicles; Railroad...

    • "Although resident in America, Morley was the first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984. Funded by the 'Patrons of New Art' affiliated to London's Tate Gallery, this prize was subsequently awarded annually for 'outstanding contributions' to...
    • 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...
    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Pencil works; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Water; Bodies of water

    • "Born in Riga in 1938, and transplanted to America in 1949, Celmins has only recently become well known. Her strangely detached, unlocated subjects suggest a radical retreat from the concerns of modern life. Perhaps they relate to her early...
    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Symbols; Allusions; Discovery & exploration; Catholicism; Christianity; Portraits; Self-portraits; Portrait paintings; Men; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Explorers; Saints; People associated with...

    • "Dali and Gala had every reason to be grateful to America, which had showered them with dollars. Here, as Columbus, the painter kneels on the shore, holding aloft a silver crucifix. Gala appears once more as Virgin Mary, on the banner."...
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures; Details

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Discrimination; Race discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Indigenous peoples; Cultural relations; History; Irony; Fantasy; Archaeology; Excavation; Hides & skins; Steering...

    • "Durham's symbolic recoding of the imagery of modern America in the terms of its native Indians is interesting in relation to Joseph Beuys's use of Indian iconography for purposes of symbolic retribution. As a modernist, Beuys assumed his work...
    • Blue Veil.

    • Blue Veil.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In Louis's enormous 'veils' of the 1950s the physical operations of pouring paint or tilting a canvas so that the paint floods down it are powerfully implied." (Caption, p.28); "[Clement] Greenberg's conception of 'Modernism' as...
    • The Gamble.

    • The Gamble.

    • Collages; Mixed media; Leisure; Recreation; Social life; Gambling; Games; Card games; Cards; Playing cards; Women; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Sitting; Standing; Tables; Furniture

    • "In Romare Bearden (1914-88) Harlem found its own history painter, an artist who won dominion over form by studying the Old Masters, and then reinvigorated it with the jazzy rhythms pioneered in painting by Stuart Davis, the master of...
    • Bunnies.

    • Bunnies.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Capitalism; Glamour photographs; Sex; Seduction; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Women; Bathing beauties; People associated with entertainment & sports; Posing; Clothing & dress; Lingerie; Bathing suits;...

    • "In subsequent paintings by Polke, deliberately inept versions of American Pop techniques ironically signaled West Germany's 'secondary' cultural/economic status vis-à-vis America. In his Rasterbilder works he subverted [Roy] Lichtenstein's...
    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Paintings; Allusions; Anti-Americanism; Politics & government; Political issues; Capitalism; Imperialism; Wealth; Corruption; Poverty; Emigration & immigration; Social classes; Economic & social conditions; Domestic life; Child labor;...

    • "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....
    • Untitled, detail.

    • Untitled, detail.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants; Details

    • "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...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants

    • "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...
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