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Artist of the Week: Rachel Whiteread
“I make all this stuff in the studio, but I also work on these white elephants — like House or Untitled Monument — things that are incredibly ambitious, take an awful long time to do, involve a lot of controversy, an awful lot of people, and don’t make any money particularly, but it’s just because I need to make them.”
- Rachel Whiteread

pursuingauthenticity:

Artist of the Week: Rachel Whiteread


I make all this stuff in the studio, but I also work on these white elephants — like House or Untitled Monument — things that are incredibly ambitious, take an awful long time to do, involve a lot of controversy, an awful lot of people, and don’t make any money particularly, but it’s just because I need to make them.

Rachel Whiteread

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nyctaeus:

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Rachel Whiteread
Gagosian Gallery, London

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Rachel Whiteread

Gagosian Gallery, London

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alchemistshq:  Self destructing Porcelain Net  by Backa Carin Invarsdotter

A power piece, the destruction of fragile porcelain, the sound and the slow speed at which it takes speaks to the present situation we are in on this finite earth.

(Source: vimeo.com)

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furorimaginus:

by Hector Mediavilla Sabaté


"In 1922, Grenard André Matsoua was the first Congolese ever to come back from Paris dressed as a genuine French. His arrival caused indescribable commotion and admiration among his fellow countrymen; he became known as the first Grand Sapeur.


Having the respect and admiration of his community, today’s Sapeurs consider themselves artists. They add a touch of glamour to their humble environment through their refined manners and impeccable dressing styles. Each of them is unique showing a particular repertoire of gestures. They all share the same dream: To go to Paris and return to Brazzaville as an aristocrat of supreme elegance.”

furorimaginus:

by Hector Mediavilla Sabaté

"In 1922, Grenard André Matsoua was the first Congolese ever to come back from Paris dressed as a genuine French. His arrival caused indescribable commotion and admiration among his fellow countrymen; he became known as the first Grand Sapeur.
Having the respect and admiration of his community, today’s Sapeurs consider themselves artists. They add a touch of glamour to their humble environment through their refined manners and impeccable dressing styles. Each of them is unique showing a particular repertoire of gestures. They all share the same dream: To go to Paris and return to Brazzaville as an aristocrat of supreme elegance.”
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mammothswoon:

he Reading Nest is a temporary site specific installation by Mark Reigelman at the Cleveland Public Library, Ohio. It was created with discarded with over 10,000 wooden boards, 4,000 of these boards were left raw and weathered while 6,000 were painted with a gold exterior paint. The exterior of the nest is a combination of raw boards and golden boards while the interior is completely covered in golden boards. During the day the installation offers a powerful glow and an intense experience for visitors. This colour choice was inspired by the legendary Griffin. This king of beasts, with the rear body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, is said to have made it’s nest of pure gold and, as such, protected it ferociously. The Griffin is regularly seen sculpted from stone and standing guard at the entrances of civic buildings across the country including The Cleveland Public Library.  

(Source: designboom.com)

      
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nnmprv:

Kawara by Tsuyoshi Hayashi.

"a series of stools and benches made with discarded Japanese roof tiles"

(via thomortiz)

      
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Susie MacMrray

Bristle

      
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