Tag Archives: Man Ray

Hugh Brown: «I Am A Chainsaw Collector»

19 Jul

Painting by Jackson Pollock (Arterial Mist, 1950)

Hugh Brown is a well known multi-talented creative – and, not to forget, proud to be a chainsaw collector. The Robert Berman Gallery was presenting on July 17, 2010, 6-9pm «Allegedly: New Chainsaw Works». Follow the link and you will meet the chainsaws of Roy Lichtenstein, David Levinthal, Bruce Nauman, Henri Matisse, Man Ray, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Diane Arbus, etc. pp. …

The only question that has been left like an overheated punchball in Maggie Thatcher’s handbag during the battle over the Falklands: Is all this chainsaw stuff genuine? Just read the text in order to find it out. Because I didn’t.

Sensitive topic. Therefore comments off.

Man Ray: «Poem»

19 Jun

Diese Zeichnung von Man Ray aus dem Jahre 1924, die er im Wonnemonat Mai in Paris anfertigte und «Poem» nannte, erinnert mich im übertragenen Sinne an Kurt Schwitters «Zahlengedichte» aus seiner «Ursonate».

via: This isn’t happiness

Sensibles Thema. Deshalb keine Kommentarmöglichkeit.

Man Ray: «Le Pain Peint»

9 Jun

Arbeit von Man Ray gesehen in der Schirn.

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Schirn: Surreale Dinge. Skulpturen und Objekte von Dalí bis Man Ray

21 Feb

Salvador Dalí
Hummer – oder aphrodisisches Telefon, 1936
Metall, Kunststoff, Gips
18 x 12,5 x 30,5 cm
© Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt

Fotografie: © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali /
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn


Meret Oppenheim
Pelzhandschuhe, 1936
Pelz, Holz, roter Nagellack
5 x 21 x 10 cm
Sammlung Ursula Hauser, Schweiz
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010
Fotografie: Hauser & Wirth Collection


Marcel Duchamp / Enrico Donati
Prière de Toucher (Bitte berühren), 1947
Schaumstoff, Samt, Karton
30,5 x 34,5 x 6 cm
Sammlung L. Malle, Paris
© Succession Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010 /
Estate of Enrico Donati
Fotografie: © Serge Veignant


Marcel Marien
L’introuvable (Das Unauffindbare), 1937
Glas, Plexiglas
11 x 27 x 18 cm
Sammlung Sylvio Perlstein, Antwerpen
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010


Man Ray
L’énigme d’Isidore Ducasse (Das Rätsel von Isidore Ducasse), 1920/1972
Nähmaschine, Wolle, Schnur
45 x 58 x 23 cm
Marion Meyer Contemporain
Fotografie: © Serge Veignant / VG-Bild-Kunst Bonn (2010)


Wem die Vorkommnisse und Geschehnisse um die komplett geklaute Dissertation unseres (noch) Verteidigungsministers Dr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg zu wenig surreal erscheinen, der kommt in der Ausstellung «Surreale Dinge. Skulpturen und Objekte von Dalí bis Man Ray» in der Frankfurter Schirn (vom 11. Februar bis zum 29. Mai 2011) voll auf seine Kosten. Und: Stünde die Einglasbrille von Marcel Marien unserem (noch) Verteidigunsminister nicht viel besser zu Gesicht? Und: Erinnert uns die Verpackungsarbeit von Man Ray nicht viel eher an Arbeiten von Christo, die zeitlich viel später entstanden? Fragen sind das mal wieder…

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Is Photography Art?

21 Jul

Andy Warhol’s magazine INTERVIEW featuring photography as art in 1974.

Left: ad for Duchamp; right: a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe showing a ready-made composition which could have been created by Marcel Duchamp.

As a baby I once sat on Ileana Sonnabend‘s shoulder, my parents who were responsible for this meeting told me so in later life. (Isn’t it interesting? There is no Wikipedia article about Ileana Sonnabend in English…)

Making my way through the Internet, sort of daily business as usual, once more I put my digital feet on foreign blog ground which, in this case, is entitled to be named Search+Destroy Blog – a great place to be. I spent some time in it and found this and that. But Search+Destroy in combination with art, well folks, a special kind of associations are arising you do not really want to be introduced to them. Ok, ok, ok I give you one special quote, taken from the movie Mr Bean, I just gave to you recently while reflecting about Art|41|Basel – just ensuring you feel home:

Burt Reynolds plays General Newton who just paid the lovely sum of some $50m for America’s most important painting named “Whistler’s Mother“. General Newton addresses on the Grand Art Opening to the public: “I am not a particular art lover. I don’t know the difference between a Picasso and a car crash. But I love my country. And I can’t stand that some Frenchies own America’s most important painting. (He reaches out for the magnetic chip card in order to reveal the painting. He pushes the card into the slot.) Welcome home, ma!

Visiting Search+Destroy you don’t have to be afraid that someone treats you like a Picasso in that already indicated, more military, way. And you’ll see more spreads. And more other blog entries. And, and, and…the layout makes you feel perfumed quite sophisticatedly.

However, I find it a bit sad that there is no information if this Interview’s issue contains an essay by Susan Sontag. I bet it does.

via Search+Destroy