Friday, December 28, 2007

Takashi Murakami - My Lonesome Cowboy (1998)

Folks refer to this fellow as the Japanese Warhol, but did Warhol ever depict a badass anime guy with spikey hair whipping the semen coming from his member into skillful lasso with a triumphant expression on his face? I think not. 1998.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Antony Gormley - American Field (1991)

Sculptor Antony Gormley fills huge spaces with tens of thousands of tiny terracotta people on the floor. At first you feel ovewhelmed and touched by the sublime and humble representation of a whole nation's population. As soon as that fades you get the irresistible urge TO SMASH! 1991.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Gilbert and George - Piss Mooning (1996)

These guys are known for filming themselves as "living statues" and for their photo montages. Everyone figured they were just a couple well dressed gents until they found the joys of nudity. 1996

Friday, December 14, 2007

Kiki Smith - Untitled (2002)

Kiki Smith is a star. And don't you forget it. 2002.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ron Mueck - Man in Boat (2002)

A bonus lolMueck to make up for yesterday's absense. Enjoy. 2002.

Ron Mueck - Mask (1997)

When I saw this piece in person I'm pretty sure it took my soul without asking.



Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tracey Emin - My Bed (1999)

This "YBA" Tracey Emin put her bed in a gallery. Not to sleep in. Just, you know, to look at. Thats it. 1999.

Chris Burden - Trans-fixed (1974)

Chris Burden was supposed to deliver a lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago today but it was canceled. Boo. Many have speculated the cancellation to be a new performance entitled "Not Showing Up (2007)", but in fact it was because of inclement Chicago weather.

Caption credit and thanks go to Jenna D.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wayne Thiebold - Around the Cake (1962)

Wayne Thiebold liked to paint sensible little cakes, gumball machines and lipsticks and things. They were all very nice and very sensible and everybody always liked them. They thought he was a very nice painter guy. 1962.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Orlan - Le Baiser De L'artiste (The Kiss of the Artist) (1976)

"Body Artist" Orlan (one name) made a slot machine that looked like her (nude) body and placed herself behind it. Folks could but 5 francs into the slot at the top and it would drop into a little pile of coins where her crotch would be. As a reward she gave the viewer a nice smooch. Later she would give up public smooching and instead turn to public presentation of her own surgeries. 1976.

Renee Cox - Yo Mama's Last Supper (1996)

There are so many famous re-creations of the Last Supper out there that it's probably time to start making re-creations of famous re-creations of the Last Supper

Thanks to James H. for the submission.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jeff Koons - Michael Jackson and Bubbles (1988)

This Koons fellow thinks he's pretty clever. Sometimes he is, sometimes he's just taking pictures of himself having sex with his ex-wife.

More fun with lolBarney

Lets face it. Matthew Barney almost captions himself. Enjoy.

Top is a still from Drawing Restraint 9, thanks go to Kate McC. for the submission. Bottom credit goes to Jenna D.

Jeff Koons - Hulk and Friends

Thanks again to Jenna D. for another quality submission.