Posts Tagged ‘MOMA’

Hans Wegner/ The Bear Chair

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Hans Wegner, the legendary Danish furni­ture-maker, always worked with natural mate­rials like wood and wool, and his furni­ture reflects both the natural world and abstract art; you can see traces of Bran­cusi and Picasso in it, as well as animals and trees. He designed more than five hundred chairs during his long and illus­trious career. One of them belongs to me.

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Basquiat

Tuesday, January 2nd, 1996

BASQUIAT captures the artist’s yearning and anguish, moments of bliss and the sheer phys­ical plea­sure of making art. His later descent into drugs, lone­li­ness, confu­sion and despair is truly tragic — you feel him pursued by the Furies of greed, racism, and disease, tracking him inex­orably down.

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David Salle/Imitation of Life

Thursday, March 29th, 1990

One of DAVID SALLE’s favorite movies is Douglas Sirk’s IMITATION OF LIFE. In one scene, all the char­ac­ters are jammed into a taxi, watching a funeral through the windows. In Salle’s paint­ings, too, many different things are happening at once, every­thing is crammed together, nothing seems finished, every­thing is seen in reflec­tion or juxta­po­si­tion or through a filter or a pane of glass, and all of the contra­dic­tions are left unre­solved.

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Flora Natapoff

Thursday, October 1st, 1981

The surface of a FLORA NATAPOFF painting is a place where battles have been fought, cities and temples built up and brought down, and on which there has been a wrestling with angels. The means of expres­sion are abstract – marks on paper and scraps of paper that must always hold their own. But the energy to work comes from looking at some­thing that moves her.

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