Friday, 28 July 2017

Still Clyfford's '1951-E'

Still Clifford - Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1951-E , 1951 by Still Clyfford,  American (1904-'80), OOC - 297 x 363 cm
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (Gift of the artist, 1964)

"He rose above the commonplace that oppressed him."
Andrew Graham-Dixon about Still Clyfford in ‘Art of America’

Friday, 7 July 2017

Otto Gutfreund - "Cubist bust" 1913/14

"The ceremonial perpendicular lines (lines that are at right angles of 90° to each other) are the backbone of life within space" wrote Frantisek Kupka in 'The creation of Art and Sculpture' - 1923
Otto Gutfreund Cubist bust
Otto Gutfreund - "Cubist bust" 1913/14, bronze H 60cm - National Gallery Collection, Prague

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Joseph Beuys - "I Like America and America Likes Me, May 1974"

"We have to revolutionize human thought. First of all revolution takes place within man. When man is really a free, creative being who can produce something new and original, he can revolutionize time." - Joseph Beuys ('Performance Art' by R.L.Goldberg)

Joseph Beuys – “I Like America and America Likes Me, May 1974”

'This action also represented a transformation of ideology into the idea of freedom.'
-  Joseph Beuys on 'Coyote, 1974, at the RenĂ© Block Gallery (NY)