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    • 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...
    • Taking Stock (Unfinished).

    • Taking Stock (Unfinished).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Allegorical paintings; Allegories; Symbols; Irony; Allusions; Politics & government; Economic & political systems; Economics; Political elections; Political campaigns; Rooms & spaces;...

    • "In this painting Haacke's use of allegorical detail has an ironic air of academic exactitude. For instance, the marble sculpture of Pandora, pointedly placed on the Victorian table next to Margaret Thatcher, is based on one produced in 1890...
    • Numbers.

    • Numbers.

    • Drawings; Numerals

    • "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...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Boxes; Geometry

    • "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...
    • Big Painting VI.

    • Big Painting VI.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Comic books; Comics

    • "Whilst clearly representing a critique of free expression, Lichtenstein's 'brushstrokes', like most of his other Pop works, had an exact comic-book source. They initially derived from a strip entitled 'The Painting' published in Charlton...
    • 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 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...
    • 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; Capitalism; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings;...

    • "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...
    • 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...
    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], with Piero Manzoni.

    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], with Piero Manzoni.

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs; Advertisements; Advertising; Selling; Commercialism; Commerce; Business & finance; Business enterprises; Industry; Puns (Visual works); Products; Art objects; Feces; Bodily functions; Cans; Containers; Men;...

    • The Artist [Piero Manzoni ] with 'Merda d'artista' [Artist's Shit], at Angli Shirt Factory, Herning, Denmark, 1961. "This provocative image of Manzoni with one of his cans of excrement could be seen as a rejoinder to photographic images of...
    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Sculpture; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Huts; Shelters; Housing; Architectural elements; Walls; Doors & doorways; Wheels

    • "Alice Aycock […] bases her forms on the logic of the imagination. […] Aycock revels in conjuring the past. The rich associative content of her sculpture is often nurtured by fanciful titles and accompanying texts that refer to history,...
    • 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,...
    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Bodies of water; Nature; Details

    • "[…] Vija Celmins uses nature as a starting point. In her re-creations of the heavens and earth, Celmins prods the viewer into an expanded awareness of both her sources and the process of artistic vision. […] In 1968 Celmins's preferred...
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