Installation view of Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama at the 33th Venice Biennale, 1966
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Installation view of Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama at the 33th Venice Biennale, 1966

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Yayoi Kusama reclining on Accumulation No. 2, 1966
Photograph by Hal Reiff
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Yayoi Kusama reclining on Accumulation No. 2, 1966

Photograph by Hal Reiff

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Kusama’s Peep Show or Endless Love Show by Yayoi Kusama, 1966
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Kusama’s Peep Show or Endless Love Show by Yayoi Kusama, 1966

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Yayoi Kusama with Accumulation No.2 at her studio in New York, 1962-1964

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Yayoi Kusama with sculptures in her New York studio, 1963
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Yayoi Kusama with sculptures in her New York studio, 1963

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Yayoi Kusama with Infinity Mirrored Room - Love Forever installed for the 1966 solo exhibition Peep Show/Endless Love Show at Castellane Gallery, New York

Yayoi Kusama with Infinity Mirrored Room - Love Forever installed for the 1966 solo exhibition Peep Show/Endless Love Show at Castellane Gallery, New York




Maman by Louise Bourgeois, 1999

"The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother."

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Ann Slavit’s inflatable vinyl sculpture Della Street, exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City, 1978
Photograph by Elliott Erwitt

Ann Slavit’s inflatable vinyl sculpture Della Street, exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City, 1978

Photograph by Elliott Erwitt




Untitled (Ruth Asawa holding a looped wire sculpture) by Imogen Cunningham, 1952

Untitled (Ruth Asawa holding a looped wire sculpture) by Imogen Cunningham, 1952




arpeggia:

Simon Schubert - Eins, zwei, drei…, 2008

arpeggia:

Simon Schubert - Eins, zwei, drei…, 2008




todf, red-lipstick:

Louise Bourgeois (French-American, 1911-2010) - Maman, 1999  Sculpture: Steel, Marble

todfred-lipstick:

Louise Bourgeois (French-American, 1911-2010) - Maman, 1999  Sculpture: Steel, Marble




Kusama in Phalli’s Field by Eikoh Hosoe, 1965

Kusama in Phalli’s Field by Eikoh Hosoe, 1965




frenchtwist:

Tragic Anatomies by Jake and Dinos Chapman, 1996

The Chapmans’ aim is to unearth the contradictions and hypocrisies present in contemporary culture, posing questions but providing no answers.

“There’s nothing we’ve done here that can rival the darkness of the imaginations of children. They aren’t the innocents that adults want them to be.” -J.C.

1. Forehead
2. Mirror, Mirror On The Floor Your Dad’s A Prick Your Mom’s A Whore
3. Catherine Milner

Fibreglass, resin and paint



frenchtwist:
Le genie de l’espece by Wolfgang Paalen, 1938 [T]he surrealist use of bones as material in connection with war and destruction becomes evident in Wolfgang Paalen’s 1938 bone pistol Le Genie de l’Espece, dating from the eve of the Second World War. In this work, chicken bones simulate the shape of the deadly weapon in the moulded trough of a velvet-lined pistol casket. Cause and effect seem to be coalesced in a matrix - the bones, arranged as a fantastic firearm, present death as the deliberate intention and inevitable result of the use of weaponry and are thus meant as an unmistakeable warning of conflict resolution by force. [ftp]

frenchtwist:

Le genie de l’espece by Wolfgang Paalen, 1938

[T]he surrealist use of bones as material in connection with war and destruction becomes evident in Wolfgang Paalen’s 1938 bone pistol Le Genie de l’Espece, dating from the eve of the Second World War. In this work, chicken bones simulate the shape of the deadly weapon in the moulded trough of a velvet-lined pistol casket. Cause and effect seem to be coalesced in a matrix - the bones, arranged as a fantastic firearm, present death as the deliberate intention and inevitable result of the use of weaponry and are thus meant as an unmistakeable warning of conflict resolution by force. [ftp]



sighswhispers:

Penny Slinger with her sculpture ‘Fruit of My Womb’ in Knave magazine, Spring 1973.

sighswhispers:

Penny Slinger with her sculpture ‘Fruit of My Womb’ in Knave magazine, Spring 1973.