Eva Hesse, Paper Collage, 1959
This multi-colored paper collage by Eva Hesse was made while she was an art student at Yale University. Hesse inscribed it, the month she graduated in June of 1959, as a gift to the infant daughter of fellow artist Elliot Offner who was also in the art program. It marks a critical moment when Hesse is exploring texture and color and still under the influence of Josef Albers (1888-1976) the well-known Bauhaus artist and teacher who was her professor at Yale and who had also previously taught at the experimental Black Mountain College. More about the relationship between Albers and Hesse here.
How have I never seen this before?! Eva Hesse is just… the best. Like, why couldn’t she have lived longer? If she were still alive today, listen… she would be running the art world.
11:54 am • 24 May 2013 • 7 notes
Cecily Brown, Black Painting 4, 2003
This painting is in a hypothetical exhibit I’m curating for my senior project… which I should be working on right now.
Side note: I really like the name “Cecily.”
8:57 pm • 10 April 2013 • 224 notes
Exclusive & Rare Edition of Solange’s ‘True’ Featuring Artwork by Mickalene Thomas. Read more
Love them both. I have to buy this (even though I already own the album).
8:52 am • 9 March 2013 • 176 notes
“I live a life of constant contradiction. One is that I have to spend a lot of time alone and I actually enjoy my own company, and the other I need a good flow of stimulation.”
— Tracey Emin
9:10 pm • 21 February 2013 • 123 notes
“Within the human heart, there lurks a desire to destroy everything. Destruction as the affirmation of one’s own being, to and against everything.”
— Niki de Saint Phalle
11:48 am • 16 February 2013 • 16 notes
Blues for Smoke opens today. This highly anticipated exhibition explores the blues not simply as a musical category but as an artistic sensibility—from John Coltrane to Jean-Michel Basquiat to the television show The Wire.
Mark Morrisroe (1959–1989), Untitled, c. 1981. © The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur
7:57 pm • 7 February 2013 • 48 notes
Rebecca Horn, Unicorn, 1970-1972
One of my all-time favorites. I always have this photo on the wall in my room, right next to Frida Kahlo’s “The Broken Column.” I like to think Horn’s piece was inspired by it, in some way.
9:12 pm • 31 January 2013 • 18 notes
There’s a Susan Rothenberg painting (1976’s “Butterfly”) hanging in the White House! I see you, Susan. I see you.
5:18 pm • 25 January 2013 • 8 notes
“The promise of any artwork is that it can hold us—viewer and maker—in a conflicted or contestable space, without real world injury or loss.”
— Kara Walker
9:23 pm • 23 January 2013 • 11 notes
Angela Davis (Original footage by Tom Goetz), 1967-1975.
Archival Pigment Print.
This print is part of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 collection.
11:51 am • 14 January 2013 • 406 notes
Anselm Kiefer - Bohemia Lies by the Sea
8:46 am • 12 January 2013 • 8 notes
Sculptor Eva Hesse (born today in 1936) passed away at only 34 from a brain tumor. Days after her death, good friend and artist Sol LeWitt created Wall Drawing 46 (above, right) in honor of Hesse. LeWitt, know at the time for graphite linear drawings, incorporated the image of hanging strings in #46 - for the first time gravitating away from the straight line and forever commemorating Hesse.
(Vinculum 2, Hesse and Wall Drawing 46, Lewitt)
7:33 pm • 11 January 2013 • 120 notes
“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”
— Beyoncé, on money, power, and equality. (via paintedfire)
12:06 pm • 10 January 2013 • 43 notes
TSCHABALALA SELF, FLUSHED (2012), Oil on paper
3:32 am • 5 January 2013 • 7 notes