A little bit of…

March 17, 2010  |  By
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Boris Becker, _Untitled, 1471_ 1998. Chromogenic print © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, Germany

Lucas Samaras, _Chickenwire Box #40_, 1972. Sculpture | acrylic on wire

Richard Misrach, _Hawaii VI_, from the series _Hawaii_, 1978. Photograph | dye transfer print. © Richard Misrach

Andrea Zittel, _A to Z 1995 Travel Trailer Unit_, customized by Andrea Zittel and Charlie White, 1995. Steel, wood, glass, carpet, aluminum, and various items. © Andrea Zittel

Robert Gober, _Untitled_, 1992. Sculpture | stainless steel, painted bronze, and water. © Robert Gober

Josef Albers, _Homage to the Square_, 1969. Painting | oil on Masonite © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


  1. Vance Maverick Says:

    Thanks for these — especially the Misrach, which resolves a mystery of memory. I saw this series in Indianapolis in 1982 or 3. At the time I didn’t know what to make of it, but it certainly stuck with me. Now the only puzzle is the shadows cast by the plants — I suppose if these are plantings by a building, that could just be a wall.

  2. Scott Hewicker Says:

    I miss the collection rotations!

  3. Suzanne Says:

    Hi Vance, you’re welcome! Maybe I’ll do a little reconnaissance and see about that shadow, I spent a lot of time looking at that and enjoying the mystery of it, hoping it was somehow the sky.

    @ Scott: they’re coming back in April! This was my secret collection rotation in the meanwhile…xoxox

  4. Vance Maverick Says:

    Looking at it again, I’m pretty sure we’re seeing a landscape planting in front of a blue wall, lit by footlights and Misrach’s flash. My memory from the show back then is that the photographer (his name meant nothing to me then) had thrust the camera into the shrubbery and clicked, not knowing what would be in the frame. (A bit like Robert Frank’s image of the bar in Gallup, in The Americans.)

  5. Max Batt Says:

    I love. LOOOOOOOOOVE the wireframe acrylic box thing. Cool.

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