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Joseph Beuys - The End of the Twentieth Century, 1983-5. Basalt, clay and felt
From the Tate Gallery, London:

A major theme in Beuys’s work was renewal. This sculpture developed out of his environmental concerns, particularly a plan to plant 7,000 oaks in the city of Kassel, Germany. Next to each newly planted tree would be placed blocks of basalt rock. Here, the basalt itself becomes a symbol of potential growth. A cone has been cut out of each rock, allowing the cavity to be lined with clay and felt. Embedded in dead matter, these materials suggest the possibility of new life emerging at the end of a dark century.

    artpedia:

    Joseph BeuysThe End of the Twentieth Century, 1983-5. Basalt, clay and felt

    From the Tate Gallery, London:

    A major theme in Beuys’s work was renewal. This sculpture developed out of his environmental concerns, particularly a plan to plant 7,000 oaks in the city of Kassel, Germany. Next to each newly planted tree would be placed blocks of basalt rock. Here, the basalt itself becomes a symbol of potential growth. A cone has been cut out of each rock, allowing the cavity to be lined with clay and felt. Embedded in dead matter, these materials suggest the possibility of new life emerging at the end of a dark century.

    Posted on Saturday, August 18th 2012

    Reblogged from ARTPEDIA

    artlog:

The late Robert Hughes leaves a legacy of work, notably his disdainful  critique of Warhol.

Excerpt: 

[Warhol] was not a “hot” artist, a man mastered by a particular vision and anxious to impose it on the world. Jackson Pollock had declared that he wanted to be Nature. Warhol, by contrast, wished to be Culture and Culture only: “I want to be a machine.”

Read Artlog’s full article here.

    artlog:

    The late Robert Hughes leaves a legacy of work, notably his disdainful  critique of Warhol.

    Excerpt: 

    [Warhol] was not a “hot” artist, a man mastered by a particular vision and anxious to impose it on the world. Jackson Pollock had declared that he wanted to be Nature. Warhol, by contrast, wished to be Culture and Culture only: “I want to be a machine.”

    Read Artlog’s full article here.

    Posted on Saturday, August 18th 2012

    Reblogged from ARTLOG

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clintonmckay:

Here’s another postmodern print that never really existed. This is part of a data-bent image of a silkscreen I did a while back, photoshopped over an existing photo.

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    clintonmckay:

    Here’s another postmodern print that never really existed. This is part of a data-bent image of a silkscreen I did a while back, photoshopped over an existing photo.

    Posted on Friday, August 17th 2012

    Reblogged from Clinton McKay

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heartmindaxis:

While you were sleeping.Street artists David Young V x Meggs w/Hugh Leeman wheat pasting the side of a building.2am - Tenderloin, San Francisco © 2012 Shaun Roberts 

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    While you were sleeping.

    Street artists David Young V x Meggs w/Hugh Leeman wheat pasting the side of a building.
    2am - Tenderloin, San Francisco 

    © 2012 Shaun Roberts 

    Posted on Friday, August 17th 2012

    Reblogged from Heart Mind Axis

    Jordan Wayne Long Handled Piece #1 from Jordan Wayne Long on Vimeo.

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    Jordan Wayne Long

    Handled Piece #1: 2012

    Posted on Friday, August 17th 2012