Tag Archive | Manequin

Modern Art Monday Presents: Boy By Charles Ray

Boy By Charles Ray
All Photos By Gail

Having been employed as a department store janitor during his freshman year of college, Charles Ray (b. 1953) understands the unease that a mannequin — an inanimate object that one might readily mistake for a live human — can inspire.  Ray’s work is also charged with purely sculptural tensions that exist between surface and interior, armature and appendage and / or size and scale. With Boy (1992), Ray created a particularly disquieting figure.

Boy With Guard
Museum Guard With Sense of Humor Poses With Boy

The sculpture stands just shy of six feet tall, the artist’s exact height, yet maintains the softness of youth in its rounded cheeks and limbs. The boy is clad in outdated garments, hovering ‘between baby and Hitler youth,” in the words of one critic. Additionally, the boy’s pose and gesture suggest a confrontational manner at odds with his neutral expression.Boy By Charles Ray

Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Valentines Day Window Display!

Valentines Window Display
Photo By Gail

Spotted On Madison Avenue near 76th Street. Have a Lovely and Loving Valentines Day, Dear Readers!

Eyeball Dress

Eyeball Dress
All Photos By Gail

In these photos, what looks like a wearable Eyeball Dress is actually a sculpture, make up of tiny ceramic tiles, called Million Eyes Woman, by artist Marek Zyga. Photographed at the Evan Lurie Gallery Booth at the Summer 2015  Affordable Art Fair in NYC.

Eyeball Dress Detail
Eyeball Dress Detail

Shark Attack Store Window Display

Shark Attack Store Window Display Front
Photographed by me on Howard Street Between Broadway and Lafayette, NYC.

The Sign Out Front Said that they sold that Yoko Ono-Designed Menswear Line Inside, But They Were Lying!

Shark Attack Store Window Display Side