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Modern Art Monday Presents: Red and Pink Rocks and Teeth By Georgia O’Keefe

red and pink rocks and teeth photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Georgia O’Keeffe (18871986) was fascinated by the animal bones, weathered and worn, that she found in the desert in New Mexico. In Red and Pink Rocks and Teeth she presented a jawbone alongside two stacked rocks that appear both monumental and indeterminate. The smooth, rounded forms of the red and pinks rocks appear in enigmatic relation to one another, as the red pebble seems to recede from the picture plane even though it must be perched on top of the pink stone. Their abstracted forms and warm colors contrast sharply with the bleached, angular teeth and hard, cracked appearance  of the jawbone and together construct a tromp l’ceil that questions the nature or representation and perception.

Photographed in the Art Institute, Chicago.

Happy 61st Birthday, Steven Tyler!

Tyler with Liv’s Baby-Mama Bebe Buell, 1970-something or Other

Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler was born on this date, March 26th, in 1948. Jesus God, I can easily remember all the way back to the late ’70s, when Aerosmith were recording fantastic-sounding and borderline-dangerous albums like Rocks instead of bullshit crap pop songs written by Desmond Child, and I actually thought Steven Tyler was cool. Happy Birthday Steven, nice nose job!