Author: Carolyn Lanchner,Meret Oppenheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870708473

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 1521

In 1936, invited by André Breton to contribute to an exhibition of Surrealist objects, Meret Oppenheim decided to act upon a café conversation she had recently had with Pablo Picasso and his then-companion Dora Maar. Commenting on a fur-covered bracelet that Oppenheim had made for the designer Schiaparelli, Picasso remarked that one could cover just about anything in fur, to which Oppenheim had responded, Even this cup and saucer. The resulting sculpture was Object, a teacup, saucer and spoon purchased from a department store and lined with Chinese gazelle fur. In this volume of the MoMA One on One series, an essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, explores the subversive nature of this sensual yet disturbing work, which simultaneously attracts and repels the viewer, and of the dreamlike world of Surrealism in which Oppenheim worked.



Author: Carolyn Lanchner

Publisher: Moma

ISBN: 9781633450196

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 8111

In 1936, invited by André Breton to contribute to an exhibition of Surrealist objects, Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) decided to act upon a café conversation she had recently had with Pablo Picasso and his then-companion Dora Maar. Commenting on a fur-covered bracelet that Oppenheim had made for the designer Schiaparelli, Picasso remarked that one could cover just about anything in fur, to which Oppenheim responded, 'Even this cup and saucer.' The resulting sculpture was 'Object, ' a teacup, saucer and spoon purchased from a department store and lined with Chinese gazelle fur. An essay by Carolyn Lanchner, retired Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, discusses the enigmatic, sensually disturbing nature of this transformed tea set, its sensational impact on its first audiences and its enduring fascination as an icon of Surrealism.

MoMA Highlights

350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York


Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870708465

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 5350

This new edition of MoMA Highlights is a fresh consideration of the Museum’s superlative collection of modern and contemporary art. It presents a rich chronological overview of the most significant artworks from each of MoMA's curatorial departments—painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books, photography, architecture and design, film, and media and performance art—with each work represented by a vibrant image and a short informative text. This redesigned volume features 115 new works since the previous edition, many of them recent acquisitions, ranging from typefaces to sculptures to conceptual performances that reflect the Museum’s ongoing dedication to the art of our time. MoMA Highlights is an indispensable resource for exploring one of the premier art collections in the world.

The Museum as Muse

Artists Reflect


Author: Kynaston McShine

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870700927

Category: Artists and museums

Page: 296

View: 7129

The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect surveys the ways in which artists, mostly of the present century, have addressed the museum, commented on its nature, confronted its concepts and functions, drawn from its methods, and examined its relationship to the art it contains. This lively, involving, and intellectually provocative presentation encompasses a tremendous variety of artworks, large and small, intimate and expansive, in mediums both familiar and surprising: paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, videos, and installations. Fully illustrated with the works of an international cross section of more than sixty artists, this volume makes a substantial and lasting contribution to our understanding of the intertwining, continually metamorphosing relationship between artists and museums. Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1999 on the occasion of the major exhibition The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, this book features an introductory essay by Kynaston McShine, Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art and director of the exhibition. In the ensuing plate section, short entries by several authors on the art and artists accompany 233 full-color and black-and-white illustrations representing a wide diversity of works of art. Among them are photographs of people, art, spaces, and events taken inside museums, by such artists as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold, Garry Winogrand, and Thomas Struth. Personal museums and cabinets of curiosities, large and in miniature, have been created by Charles Willson Peale, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Cornell, Claes Oldenburg, Fluxus, and Mark Dion: others have focusedon fantastic images of the destruction or transformation of museums, such as the painter Hubert Robert (the first curator of the Louvre), Edward Ruscha, Komar and Melamid, and Christo. This wealth of material is followed by an anthology of manifestos, statements, and meditations written by artists in this century; biographies and exhibition histories of the artists; and a bibliography of general and monographic publications.

Photography at Moma - 1840 to 1920


Author: Quentin Bajac,Lucy Gallun,Roxana Marcoci,Sarah Hermanson Meister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781633450288

Category: Photography

Page: 416

View: 7853

The final volume in a series of books that presents a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA's collection. Photography at MoMA: 1860-1920 is the final volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA's collection. Richly illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book charts the medium from its invention through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. It offers a fresh lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise, and influence, encouraging creative new readings. Beginning with an in-depth introduction, the book includes eight chapters of full-colour plates, each introduced by a short essay. Masterworks by photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Nadar, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Henry Fox Talbot, August Sander, Edward Steichen and Carleton Watkins appear alongside lesser-known gems and vernacular forms of photography.

New York's Underground Art Museum

MTA Arts & Design


Author: Sandra Bloodworth,William S. Ayres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 158093403X

Category: Art

Page: 263

View: 4329

Initiated in 1985, the MTA Arts for Transit's collection of site-specific public art now encompasses more than 275 pieces, creating a dynamic underground museum of contemporary work. In media including mosaic, terra-cotta, bronze, and faceted glass, these artworks are installed in the stations of the New York City subway system, Metro North, and the Long Island Railroad. An update of the highly successful Along the Way, this expanded edition features nearly 100 new works including Sol LeWitt's Whirls and Twirlsat Columbus Circle, the Starn Studio's See It Split, See It Changeat South Ferry, and Jamie Carpenter's Sky Reflector-Netat Fulton Street. Artists represented include Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, Eric Fischl, Nancy Spero, Maya Lin, Mary Miss, Tom Otterness, and the Acconci Studio. Of special interest is an impressive group of works by women artists such as Xenobia Bailey, Shinique Smith, Alyson Shotz, Portia Munson, Amy Bennett, and Joy Taylor.

Design and the Elastic Mind


Author: Paola Antonelli,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707322

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 4522

In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Minds today must be able to synthesize such transformations, whether they are working across several time zones, travelling between satellite maps and nanoscale images, drowning in information, or acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime. Design and the Elastic Mind focuses on designers ability to grasp momentous advances in technology, science and social mores and convert them into useful objects and systems. The projects included range from nanodevices to vehicles, appliances to interfaces and building facades, pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices. Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom, this volume also features essays by Paola Antonelli; design critic and historian Hugh Aldersey- Williams; visualization design expert Peter Hall; and nanophysicist Ted Sargent that further explore the promising relationship between design and science.


Surrealist Visuality


Author: Silvano Levy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081475127X

Category: Art

Page: 173

View: 4281

Dal. Picasso. Ernst. Magritte. Maddox. Breton. Artaud, Fondane, Masson--all are to be found in this gallery of surrealist artists. Focussing on surrealist visuality--defined as the visual expression of internal perception or, in Andr Breton's words, internal representation--the contributors to this handsomely illustrated volume shed new light on one of the twentieth century's most exciting cultural movements.

Picasso Sculpture


Author: Ann Temkin,Anne Umland

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 9780870709746

Category: Ausstellung

Page: 320

View: 6396

Catalog of an exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 14, 2015-February 7, 2016.


Christina's World


Author: Laura J. Hoptman,Laura Hoptman,Andrew Wyeth

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870708317

Category: Art

Page: 47

View: 6682

Presents an essay on Andrew Wyeth's most famous painting, "Christina's World," discussing the artist's inspiration, specific details, and the controversies surrounding both the work and his life after its release.

De Chirico

The Song of Love


Author: Emily Braun,Giorgio De Chirico

Publisher: MOMA One on One Series

ISBN: 9780870708725

Category: Art

Page: 47

View: 460

"The unexpected encounter of a rubber glove, a green ball, and the head from the classical statue gives rise to one of the most compelling paintings in the history of modernist art: Giorgio de Chirico's Song of Love (1914). This uncanny image exemplifies what de Chirico called 'metaphysical' painting, which creates a disturbing sense of unreality, outside the usual logics of space and time, through the novel depiction of ordinary things. Emily Braun's essay explores the work's enigmatic motifs, showing how their roots range from the ancient culture of the Mediterranean, through the commercial scenarios de Chirico observed in the streets of Paris in the years around World War I, to the work of the avant-garde painters and poets of the time. The Song of Love continues to captivate viewers as de Chirico intended, even a century after it was made." - Back cover.


Girl Before a Mirror


Author: Anne Umland

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870708295

Category: Art

Page: 47

View: 6490

Her white-haloed profile, rendered in a smooth lavender pink, appears serene. But it merges with a more roughly painted, frontal view of her face . a crescent, like the moon, yet intensely yellow, like the sun, and made up with a gilding of rouge, lipstick and green eye-shadow.

Meret Oppenheim



Author: Meret Oppenheim,Therese Bhattacharya-Stettler

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 9783775735117

Category: Art

Page: 311

View: 8434

Over the course of the past hundred years or so, as sculpture has increasingly come to signify objecthood as much as carved or modeled form, Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) stands out retrospectively as one of the twentieth century's most influential artists. Oppenheim has also long been an icon to feminist artists and art historians, in her self-transformation from "muse" of Man Ray to leading Surrealist, and her fearless insistence on her right to creativity throughout her life. Her fur teacup, titled "Breakfast in Fur" (1936) was inspired by a conversation between Oppenheim and Picasso at a Paris cafe; admiring a fur-covered bracelet she was wearing, Picasso remarked that one could cover anything with fur, to which she replied, "Even this cup and saucer." Today this work, the definitive Surrealist Object, seems to articulate and inaugurate a whole tradition of its own, in a psychosexual-sculptural vocabulary that has been developed by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse. Oppenheim's oeuvre, ranging freely across sculpture, painting, design and poetry, shows preoccupations not only with gender-inflected objects and gender roles, but also with Surrealism's enduring concerns-dream, myth, imagination, games. Published for the centenary of her birth, this generous retrospective illuminates Oppenheim's work in all genres, tracing its influence on later generations of artists and exploring her importance as a precursor of feminism.


One : Number 31, 1950


Author: Charles F. Stuckey,Jackson Pollock

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870708480

Category: Art

Page: 47

View: 1331

In the late 1940s, Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock began experimenting with a new method of working that involved dripping, flinging, and pouring paint onto Masonite panels and unstretched canvases laid flat on the floor. This process engaged his entire body, and the resulting paintings are a direct index of the antic dancing energy he expended to create them. 'One: Number 31, 1950', among the handful of very large paintings Pollockproduced by this method, is a virtuoso showcase of his mastery of materials and technique. Former museum curator Charles Stuckey offers an in-depth exploration of Pollock and this majestic painting, one of many groundbreaking works by the artist in MoMA's collection.

The Dream Colony

A Life in Art


Author: Walter Hopps,Deborah Treisman,Anne Doran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632865319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6613

A panoramic look at art in America in the second half of the twentieth century, through the eyes of the visionary curator who helped shape it. An innovative, iconoclastic curator of contemporary art, Walter Hopps founded his first gallery in L.A. at the age of twenty-one. At twenty-four, he opened the Ferus Gallery with then-unknown artist Edward Kienholz, where he turned the spotlight on a new generation of West Coast artists. Ferus was also the first gallery ever to show Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and was shut down by the L.A. vice squad for a show of Wallace Berman's edgy art. At the Pasadena Art Museum in the sixties, Hopps mounted the first museum retrospectives of Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell and the first museum exhibition of Pop Art--before it was even known as Pop Art. In 1967, when Hopps became the director of Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art at age thirty-four, the New York Times hailed him as "the most gifted museum man on the West Coast (and, in the field of contemporary art, possibly in the nation)." He was also arguably the most unpredictable, an eccentric genius who was chronically late. (His staff at the Corcoran had a button made that said WALTER HOPPS WILL BE HERE IN TWENTY MINUTES.) Erratic in his work habits, he was never erratic in his commitment to art. Hopps died in 2005, after decades at the Menil Collection of art in Houston for which he was the founding director. A few years before that, he began work on this book. With an introduction by legendary Pop artist Ed Ruscha, The Dream Colony is a vivid, personal, surprising, irreverent, and enlightening account of his life and of some of the greatest artistic minds of the twentieth century.

Please Pay Attention Please

Bruce Nauman's Words : Writings and Interviews


Author: Bruce Nauman,Janet Kraynak

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262640602

Category: Art

Page: 410

View: 6382

The most comprehensive collection of the artist's work ever published combines sculpture, performance art, video, and text-based works that were included in his many performance pieces.

The Brown Sisters


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870700422

Category: Photography

Page: 64

View: 7738

'The Brown Sisters' presents a photographic project as compelling in effect as it is simple in conception - four women, 25 years. Each year since 1975 photographer Nicholas Nixon has made a group portrait of his wife and her three sisters facing the camera in the same order - Heather, Mimi, Bebe, and Laurie. The series now measures a quarter century in the lives of the sisters, who in 1975 ranged in age from 15 to 25; each picture is dense with allusions to the year of experience that separates it from the one before.

Meret Oppenheim

Beyond the Teacup


Author: Jacqueline Burckhardt,Meret Oppenheim,Bice Curiger,Josef Helfenstein,Thomas McEvilley,Nancy Spector,Independent Curators Incorporated,Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Publisher: Independent Curators

ISBN: 9780916365462

Category: Art

Page: 175

View: 4618

This landmark volume examines the life and work of the extraordinary Swiss Surrealist Meret Oppenheim. Although she became famous at the age of 23 for her fur-covered teacup, she subsequently suffered years of critical neglect, and her subversive work has only recently begun to receive the acclaim it deserves. This beautiful catalogue covers the full range of her art, embracing sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, photography, fashion and jewelry design, and a selection of Oppenheim's poems. Now available to the trade in a paperback edition.