Tag Archive | Neon Sign

Modern Art Monday Presents: Bruce Nauman, Human Nature / Life Death

Human Nature / Life Death
All Photos By Gail

Bruce Nauman’s neon sculpture, Human Nature / Life Death (1983) is a circle of words corresponding to the defining contradictions of human existence — life and death, love and hate, pleasure and pain — are trisected by the words “Animal,” “Human” and “Nature.”

Human Nature / Life Death

Human Nature

Animal Nature

In the aggregate, the words form a colorful, illuminated peace symbol. Human Nature / Life Death is anything but serene or amicable, however, and not only because of its content. As the words flash and darken erratically, Nauman’s neon devolves into a jumble of disjointed signs that break the continuity of the composition and jerk the eye across the wall.

Human Nature / Life Death

Photographed in The Met Breuer in Manhattan.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Neon Kanji

Pink Neon Kanji
Photo By Gail

I was somewhere in the Theater Distract / Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood when I snapped this photo of a Pink Neon Sign outside of a Japanese Restaurant. Because, Pink Thing.

Pink Thing of The Day: Eat Neon Sign with Pink Arrow

Eat Neon Sign

This fun vintage sign was photographed by me when I was eating dinner with some friends at Big Daddy’s Diner on Park Avenue South near 19th Street. They have very good food and excellent service. Also, you can play the Trivial Pursuit card game at your table while you wait for your meal.

Satan Burger

Bad Burger Neon Sign
Photo By Gail

OK, so it’s not really called Satan Burger, but wouldn’t it be cool if it was? Bad Burger can be found at 171 Avenue A between 10th and 11th Streets, in the East Village. Their burgers are actually very tasty, and their guacamole is excellent.

Favorite Word Art from Frieze Art Fair 2013

Art Spelled in Mirror
Art! (All Photos By Gail)

I went to the Frieze Art Fair last Sunday and took over 125 photos of rad contemporary art! What a rush! Here are my Top Ten favorite artworks with a message — literally!

Bad News is Always True
Bad News Is Always True

Drug Dealers and Movie Stars Words
Drug Dealers and Movie Stars

Fuck You Sunset
Fuck You Sunset

Go Stay
Go / Stay

If You Will it
If You Will It, It Is Not a Dream

Inconvenient Erection
Inconvenient Erection

More More More
More More More

Top of The World
Top of The World

Waiting
Waiting

You Look Good
You Look Good