Tom Wesselmann, USA 1931-2004 Helen Nude 1981 screenprint in colours on wove paper 90.8 x 93.3 cm
Hermes Radio Advertisement 1936
Tajik wedding face veil with heavily embroidered front, 19th c. Central Asia.
damiencorrell: Can’t See Anything Rug (detail)
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed over 1000 buildings in his lifetime, and often designed all of the interior features from the furniture to the curtains. One such example is this stained glass window made for the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York.
Casement Window, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1903-5. Made by Linden Glass Company, Chicago, 1882 - 1934. Leaded glass; metal frame, 21 1/2 x 11 5/8 x 3/4 inches (54.6 x 29.5 x 1.9 cm), © Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 1968-170-1. Purchased with the Director’s Discretionary Fund, 1968
Laura Plageman - In-between Places (2005-8)
Guillermo Vargas, “Exposición N° 1”, 2007
One of the most powerful and thought-provoking pieces of modern art I’ve heard of in years. The popular (but inaccurate) story goes that Guillermo Vargas, for his 2007 exhibit ”Exposición N° 1,” chained a dog to the wall and starved it until it died in the gallery.
The real story is much more likely what Vargas has stated, that it the dog was, in fact, fed regularly and escaped after only three hours. He did, however, intend for people not to know the true condition of the dog. The exhibit received an enormous backlash from the community, and the internet lit up against the published photos. This was part of the intended reaction, because it then allowed Vargas to respond…pointing out that they would not have cared if the dog were starving even fifty feet from the gallery.
It is very similar to Kiyoshi Kuromiya’s 1968 viral protest against the use of napalm in the Vietnam War, in which he announced that a dog would be burned alive in front of the University of Pennsylvania’s library. When thousands showed up to protest, they found only a note reading “Congratulations on your anti-napalm protest. You saved the life of a dog. Now, how about saving the lives of tens of thousands of people in Vietnam.”
Reading a stranger’s diary from the 1970s
Japanese Event Flyer: This Week. Motoi Shito. 2014