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Modern Art Monday Presents: Naissance By Laurent Marcel Salinas

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In 1938, Egyptian-born Surrealist Laurent Marcel Salinas (19132010) signed the group manifesto Art et Liberté that denounced attempts to bind art to the political demands of the state. The signatories declared art a means to liberate society and the individual from the “artificial restrictions” of nationality, religion, and ethnicity. In Naissance (1944) Salinas’s choice of a disembodied and tentacled eye takes up a subject – the naked eyeball – frequently depicted by Surrealists in other locations as a surrogate for male castration anxieties. By the early 1950s, the Cairo group had begun to disband; following the coup in 1952 led by Mohamed Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser, Salinas fled to Paris.

Photographed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Pink Thing of The Day: Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse’ Graffiti Trunk By Marc Jacobs

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Stephen Sprouse is widely regarded as the artist and fashion designer who brought counterculture style to a broader American audience. A high-profile member of New York’s art, fashion and music scene, he rose to prominence in the early Eighties with his revolutionary fusion of uptown sophistication and downtown punk sensibility, gritty street style and glamorous high fashion. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse’ Graffiti Trunk By Marc Jacobs

Modern Art Monday Presents: White Rectangles, Number 3 By Irene Rice Pereira

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White Rectangles, Number 3 (1939)  is filled with white, blue, gold, and rust-colored geometric shapes that produce a collage-like effect. Some of the forms, particularly those near the center, are defined with strong black outlines, while various patterns and textures articulate others. Artist Irene Pereira (19071971) used a number of different tools, including, possibly, the blunt end of her brush, to carve into the paint surface, creating troughs that enhance the paints physicality and, in repetition, suggest industrial production.

Pereira made this work while a member of the Design Laboratory, a cooperative school of industrial design established under the Works Progress Administration. The school advocated applying abstract design principles not only to painting and sculpture, but also to industrial design and even architecture.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Carolee Schneemann, Butterworth Box II

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Carolee Schneemann (19392019) moved to New York in 1961 and soon became associated with the Living Theatre and the Judson Dance Theater, producing experimental works that explored bodily sensations. Although Schneemann is best known for these performance-based works, which she referred to as “kinetic theater,” her artistic practice was rooted in painting. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Carolee Schneemann, Butterworth Box II

Instagram Photo of The Week: Gail at the Louis Vuitton 200 Trunks Exhibit

I spent a couple  of very fun and visually stimulating hours yesterday at the Louis Vuitton: 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries exhibit, which is staged across three floors at the former location of Barneys on Madison Avenue and 61st Street. Admission is free and you can reserve your timed entry at This Link! This experience  is very highly recommended by me!

In case you’re curious, the trunk featured in this room, by photographer Francesca Sorrenti, is below.

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