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Modern Art Monday Presents: Stuart Davis, Odol

Odol
Photo By Gail

Long before Andy Warhol and other Pop artists mined the world of trademark brands, Stuart Davis (1892 – 1964) incorporated imagery from logos, commercial signage and modern packaging into his paintings. The artist created the above work in 1924 – during the Golden Age of Advertising – as a sleek, streamlined ode to a bottle of mouthwash.

Odol is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Modern Art Monday Presents: The Absolutely Naked Fragrance By John McCracken

Pink Plank McCracken
The Absolutely Naked Fragrance, 1967, Plywood Covered with Fiberglass and Resin By John McCracken (All Photos By Gail)

John McCracken (American, 1934–2011) began producing his vibrant monochrome Planks in 1966. While the polished resin surface captures the aesthetic of surfing and car culture unique to Southern California in the 1960s, the title — The Absolutely Naked Fragrance — was drawn from advertising slogans in fashion magazines.

The work’s interaction with both the floor and wall is meant to call attention to the space occupied in the gallery by both viewer and object.

“I see the plank as existing between two worlds,” McCracken said. “The floor representing the physical world of standing objects, trees, cars, buildings, human bodies, and everything, and the wall representing the world of the imagination, illusionistic painting space, human mental space and all that.”

The Absolutely Naked Fragrance is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

John McCracken Artist
Photo of a Photo of The Artist, By Gail

It Takes a Child to Raze a Village

It Takes a Child to Raze a Village
Photo By Gail

Street Art By Paul Richard, spotted on Eighth Avenue near 17th Street.

Curtis Kulig’s Love Me on Thompson Street

Curtis Kulig's Love Me
Art By Curtis Kulig, Photograph by Gail

A slight variation on Curtis Kulig’s ubiquitous “Love Me” slogan painted on scaffolding, Thompson Street between Spring and Broome in NYC.