Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So Janine Antoni took a 600 pound block on chocolate and a 600 pound block of lard, gnawed off some corners and sides with her own teeth, then fashioned the chewed lard into lipstick and the the chewed chocolate into heart shaped chocolate boxes without any chocolate in them. The lard and chocolate left behind on the large blocks are still as delicious today as they were in 1992.
Accolades go to Lydia A. for this highly ambitious two-part caption. (1992)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Okay, listen now. I'm not posting this to contribute to the internet fracas surrounding whether or not this "starve a dog" piece actually happened, or its ethical implications etc. I just had to share how Graig R. found a perfectly tasteless way to work in that most classic of lolcaptions to a work of art that was probably a hoax in the first place. But seriously, did anyone take the time to translate the title before they made those facebook protest groups? (2007)
Friday, April 18, 2008
Sculptor Duane Hanson is known for exacting replicas of individuals who appear to be of low-economic status. The rolling trash can is filled with the leftover bits of Madame Tussaud after the cleaning lady was through with her. (1988)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Acconci was a poet. Then he masturbated under a ramp in a gallery where people were encouraged to walk around said ramp. He also cooed sexual fantasies at people using a microphone. People agree this is a brilliant piece because it took conceptual art to it's logical conclusion: replacing figurative masturbation with the real thing. 1972.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"Neo-Dada" or "Postmodern" or whatever painter Yves Klein has this technique where he would use nude women as his "living brushes" on the canvas. Some folks have called this technique "anthropometry". I call it a party. 1960.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
So this clever fellow cradled a dead rabbit in his arms, covered his head in honey and goldleaf, attached an iron slab to his boot and then whispered gently into the rabbit's ear. No wonder they called him Joseph "Sir Smoothesalot" Beuys.