In 1938, Salvador Dali created Téléphone-homard (Lobster Telephone) by uniting a working Bakelite telephone with a plastic lobster.
Charles Ray’s Archangel (2021) was conceived for an exhibition in Paris. Shocked by terrorist attacks like the one that occurred in the offices of Charlie Hebdo in 2015, Ray envisioned the archangel Gabriel, a guardian figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, alighting onto unstable ground.
Humor: That quality in an expression of ideas which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous; a comic or amusing quality.
Christian Francis Roth brings both wit and flawless workmanship to his designs; as Roth himself noted, without quality the humor of his fashions would fall flat.
One thing I am obsessive about when it comes to photographing art for this site is that there be no people in the frame. This requires great patience, because you never know how long you will have to wait for other art fans, who have every right to dawdle in front of their favorite paintings or sculptures, to move before the coast is clear and you can get the shot. On the other hand, there are times when the point is to get the infamous ‘Spy Pic’ of the onlooker in front of the artwork, because he or she is a work of art themselves! Please enjoy a few of my secret snaps of the People of New York looking at art from my ever-growing collection!
Story and All Photos By Gail Worley
When you think of the concept of Retrofuturism –an exploration of past visions of the future — this five-sided, console Television set might fit in perfectly.