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    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Allusions; Symbols; Myths; Sex; Fear; Love; Self-interest; Poetry; Women; Men; Nudes; Gays; Dancers; Dance; Backs (Anatomy); Pedestals; Body parts; Hands; Fingers; Eggs; Landscapes...

    • "This is the painting Dali took to show Freud in London. It belonged formerly to Edward James." (Caption); "At Zürs […] Dali embarked on a new experiment: the composition, in French, of a 'paranoaic' poem, The Myth of Narcissus,...
    • Belle Haleine, Eau de Voilette, [perfume bottle in case].

    • Belle Haleine, Eau de Voilette, [perfume bottle in case].

    • Sculpture; Bottles; Containers; Perfumes; Cosmetics; Cosmetics industry; Industry; Commercialism; Grooming; Hygiene; Puns (Visual works); Labels; Men; Artists; Portraits; Self-portraits; Female impersonators; Cross dressing

    • "The text on the label punningly translates as 'beautiful breath/veil water'. Duchamp's female alter ego, Rrose Sélavy, peers out from above it." (Caption, p.54); "Among Duchamp's strangest gestures had been the creation of a female...
    • Au Naturel.

    • Au Naturel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Puns (Visual works); Sex; Couples; Relations between the sexes; Human body; Body parts; Anatomy; Genitals; Pails; Containers; Fruit; Melons; Food; Citrus fruit; Oranges; Cucumbers; Vegetables

    • "Lucas grew up in a working-class environment in East London and uses its idioms in her work. To some extent she has also borrowed from the American art that she saw in the late 1980s in London's Saatchi Gallery. Her 'grungy' abject imagery...
    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Gods; People associated with religion; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Nudes; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Wreaths; Vines; Hides & skins; Beards; Genitals; Bowls (Tableware);...

    • "This statue combines two antique fragments: Bacchus's torso and Silenus's torso and head, along with sixteenth-century additions including Bacchus's head, arms, and legs, and Silenus's arms and legs. The restoration is probably the work 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...
    • Manhattan.

    • Manhattan.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract works; Abstract paintings

    • "Wols's painted surfaces register a variety of different activities. Paint was stenciled, smeared, trickled, or thrown onto his canvases. Markings were incised using the artist's fingers or sticks. In essence, though, these images were more...
    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Symbols; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Nuclear war; Nuclear weapons; Atomic bombs; Atoms; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Baseball players; Baseball umpires; Athletes; People associated with...

    • "The atom bomb was good news for Dali's commercial art." (Caption); "The New York Times reviewer of the Sentimental Colloquy had said correctly that Dali's 'Surrealist' paintings were now executed according to a mere formula. That...
    • Composition with Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy).

    • Composition with Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Allusions; Symbols; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust; Gays; Martyrs; Saints; People associated with religion; Sailors; Men; Women; Bathing beauties; Portraits; Self-portraits; Nudes; Muscles; Standing;...

    • "One of Dali's greatest paintings from the mid-1920s, not exhibited since 1927. The influence of Picasso is manifest. It develops the theme of Saint Sebastian that so fascinated Lorca [Federico García Lorca] and Dali." (Caption);...
    • Urn of a young soldier.

    • Urn of a young soldier.

    • Sculpture; Urns; Death & burial; Containers; Soldiers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Death & burial; Friezes (Ornamental bands); Cartouches; Pediments; Tympana; Architectural elements; Inscriptions; Names;...

    • "The front of this rectangular urn is decorated with two friezes of hearts and darts. Smooth strips frame the decoration along the top and bottom rims and emphasize the container's shape. The central surface of such objects was inscribed. This...
    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Love; Worry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Spouses; Fathers; Families; Family; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Body parts; Buttocks;...

    • "The Child-Woman is Gala, who appears here for the first time in Dali's work." (Caption); "Meanwhile, Dali had painted the first major work in which he alluded directly to the relationship with Gala that was partially to blame for...
    • Red Room (Child), installation.

    • Red Room (Child), installation.

    • Sculpture; Rooms & spaces; Interiors; Fantasy; Allusions; Children; Families; Symbols; Colors; Thread; Glassware; Lanterns; Light fixtures; Lamps; Animals; Heads (Anatomy); Hourglasses; Shelving; Furniture; Pedestals

    • "The color red, connotative of intense passion, predominated in the two cramped spaces forming this installation. One important theme here was regressive psychological fantasy. But there was also a sense that ancient knowledge was being...
    • Red Room (Child), installation, detail.

    • Red Room (Child), installation, detail.

    • Sculpture; Rooms & spaces; Interiors; Fantasy; Allusions; Children; Families; Symbols; Colors; Thread; Glassware; Pedestals; Details

    • "The color red, connotative of intense passion, predominated in the two cramped spaces forming this installation. One important theme here was regressive psychological fantasy. But there was also a sense that ancient knowledge was being...
    • Estate.

    • Estate.

    • Mixed media; Collages; Oil paintings; Paintings; Screen prints; Prints; Sculpture; Monuments; Women; Symbols; Architecture; Buildings; Architectural elements; Windows; Signs (Notices); Traffic signs & signals; Traffic regulations

    • "During the 1960s Rauschenberg, like many other artists, increasingly used silkscreen transfers to create a kaleidoscope of images deriving from the daily press and motion pictures even more than from the example of the Dadaists (plate...
    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Montages; Photographs; Motion study photographs; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Women; Clothing & dress; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Skulls; Crosses; Flags; Symbols; Power (Social sciences)

    • "Between 1970 and 1987 Zofia Kulik carried out performances in her native Poland with fellow artist Przenyslaw Kwick. Her more recent photographic works contain a 'time-based' aspect in that, rather than constituting montages made up from...
    • Untitled (Cowboy).

    • Untitled (Cowboy).

    • Photographs; Prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Men; Cowboys; Clothing & dress; Cowboy hats; Hats; Headgear; Shirts; Coats; Chaps; Horseback riding; Riding; Sitting; Roping; Ropes; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Animal locomotion; Animals;...

    • "Prince's early 'appropriations' from advertising, of which this is an example, have interesting connections with his later practice. After 1985 Prince started to employ verbal jokes in his works. They were often silkscreened as texts across...
    • 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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